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# Auschwitz

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Graffiti in English and German found on Auschwitz barracks
Museum officials characterised some of the graffiti as anti-Semitic and echoing phrases used by Holocaust deniers.
'I owe it to my parents': 92-year-old Auschwitz survivor determined to show there is hope in face of adversity
Dr Edith Eger tells TheJournal why over 70 years after leaving Auschwitz she wants people to see her a ‘role model’.
Germany pledges €120 million to preserve Auschwitz concentration camp
The death camp, which is located in Poland, was where Nazi officials murdered 1.1 million people.
Renovation works at Auschwitz unearth hidden tools that may have been used to 'prepare an escape'
The hidden tools would’ve been kept out of sight of the SS guards.
Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on
About 200 camp survivors attended today’s service.
President Higgins says rise of extremism 'deeply worrying' before 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day
Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office
The slogan “arbeit macht frei” is known for appearing on the entrance of Auschwitz.
Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies aged 85
Kor passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site.
Tourists charged with stealing bricks from an Auschwitz crematorium
The two Hungarians admitted their actions and were fined.
'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed
Oskar Groening was found guilty in 2015 of being an accessory to murder.
'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, loses appeal against jail
In 2015, Oskar Groening was found guilty of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people.
'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' (96) deemed fit to serve four-year jail term
During his trial, Groening acknowledged “moral guilt” for the role that he played at the concentration camp.
Rare Holocaust-era brooch, gift from husband to his wife in the ghetto, resurfaces in Poland
It’s believed that the original recipient of the brooch, a woman named Hinda Weiksel, died in Auschwitz at the hands of the Nazis.
Museum removes 'fun' Hitler display after protests
Visitors had been encouraged to take selfies with the waxwork.
US congressman under fire for filming video message inside Auschwitz Memorial
He says in the video: “This is why Homeland Security must be squared away, why our military must be invincible.”
Poland charges 11 over bizarre Auschwitz 'slaughtered lamb' protest
The unprecedented stunt was apparently intended as a call for world peace.
Personal details of 10,000 Auschwitz staff members published online
It’s part of a project that will name the staff who worked in death and concentration camps set up in occupied Poland.
Preserving a dark history - the conservation project at Nazi Germany's most notorious death camp
The aim is not to recreate Auschwitz, but rather to keep it preserved exactly as it was during the dark days of World War II.
German court rejects 95-year-old Auschwitz guard's appeal
Oskar Groening was convicted of being an accessory to 300,000 murders last year.
A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals
The headsets help prosecutors see if those accused could have seen what was happening.
Judge suspends trial of Nazi death camp worker who faces 3,681 counts of accessory to murder
The trial of Hubert Zafke has been repeatedly delayed by procedural wrangling.
This 94-year-old former Nazi death camp guard will find out today if he's going to prison
Reinhold Hanning faces charges of complicity in 170,000 murders at Auschwitz.
70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a gold ring and necklace are found hidden in an old mug
One million European Jews died between 1940 and 1945 at the Auschwitz camp in the southern city of Oswiecim.
A Holocaust survivor has been named the world's oldest man
Israel Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust before moving to Israel and opening a sweet shop.
Auschwitz survivor makes successful dance show debut at the age of 90
Holocaust survivor Eva Fahidi is currently starring in a sold-out duet in Budapest.
A 95-year-old former Auschwitz medic is going on trial next month
The man will be standing on at least 3,681 counts of being an accessory to murder.
'Old, frail, repentant… But still a criminal: The bookkeeper of Auschwitz should die in prison'
Oskar Gröning looks like he could be a kindly grandfather. He probably is. But he also volunteered to serve in one of the greatest murder camps ever constructed.
Nazi officer: 'I share guilt for the Holocaust, and I can't ask for forgiveness'
German national Oskar Groening, 94, stands accused of 300,000 counts of “accessory to murder”.
Two British teens arrested after allegedly stealing items from Auschwitz
Guards caught the pair yesterday.
Pictured: The moment a Holocaust survivor shook hands with a former Nazi guard
“He lived a miserable life,” she said,
Trial begins of 'Auschwitz bookkeeper', facing 300k charges of accessory to murder
Oskar Groening has spoken extensively about what he witnessed at the camps.
Guinness, Visa debit cards, and Michelle Mulherin: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people use Facebook every month?
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Exactly 70 years ago today, the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz was liberated
The camp was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on 27 January 1945
'We were woken by these piercing screams': Survivors remember the horror of Auschwitz
Between 1940 and 1945, some 1.1 million people, including one million Jews, perished in the twin death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Steven Spielberg warns of 'demons' faced by Jewish people
The director was speaking to a group of Holocaust survivors in Poland today.
These Holocaust memorials are banned in Munich. Why? Because of Jewish opposition
The ‘Stolperstein’ project has been ongoing for 20 years.
Eamon Dunphy, Trinity College, and Auschwitz: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people think the Irish economy will get better in the coming year?
93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes
Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.
89-year-old man arrested in the US for alleged war crimes as a teenage guard at Auschwitz
The man admits joining the Waffen SS when he was 17 but denies being an Auschwitz guard.