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# Holocaust

Last month
April 2023
Ben Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg trials prosecutor, dies aged 103
Ferencz was 27 when he convicted 22 Nazis for war crimes
Last year
# Holocaust
Prosecutors seek suspended sentence for former Nazi camp secretary
Furchner, aged 97, is the first woman to be tried in Germany for Nazi-era crimes in decades.
# Holocaust
Videos depicting last six months of Anne Frank’s life to be available in English
The videos will be released 78 years to the day since Anne, her parents, her sister and four other Jews who hid with them were arrested.
# Keir Starmer
Keir Starmer denies using Holocaust memorial for political purposes
The British Labour leader said a visit to the Berlin memorial was part of his duty as a leader to prevent future atrocities.
# Holocaust
101-year-old man convicted of being Nazi guard jailed for five years in Germany
The man, who was not identified, had denied working as an SS guard at the camp and aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners.
# ex-Nazi trial
Germany seeks five-years' jail for ex-Nazi guard, now 101
Cross-examined about his work at the camp, Schuetz had denied knowledge about what happened there.
# suspended
Whoopi Goldberg suspended from TV talk show for comments about the Holocaust
The popular talk show host said the Nazi genocide of six million Jews “was not about race.”
# United States
Tennessee school board bans Holocaust graphic novel Maus
“There is some rough, objectionable language in this book,” said a school board director.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
All time
# Sorry
Former England striker Carlton Cole apologises for using Holocaust analogy
The pundit made the remark on BBC Radio 5 Live ahead of the Manchester City-West Ham game on Sunday.
# League Two
Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton apologises for making controversial holocaust remark
‘Clearly no offence was meant, but some people have rightly pointed out to me the use of the analogy was not correct,’ said the former Man City and Newcastle United midfielder.
# Vandalism
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.
# Kentaro Kobayashi
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.
# Poland
Holocaust scholars ordered to apologise in Polish libel case
Barbara Engelking and Jan Grabowski must apologise to Filomena Leszczynska for ‘providing inaccurate information’ about her late uncle.
# Holocaust Memorial Day
'We have to tell our stories so it doesn’t happen again': Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online
Tova Friedman had hoped to take her grandchildren to the site of the former Nazi death camp but the coronavirus pandemic prevented the trip.
# Facebook
Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
Facebook vice president of content policy Monika Bickert cautioned that the change will take time.
# Holocaust
'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’.
# dita kraus
'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'
Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus has written a memoir about her time in Auschwitz.
# Holocaust
Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on
About 200 camp survivors attended today’s service.
# Roger Hallam
Extinction Rebellion hits out at co-founder after he calls Holocaust 'just another f**kery in human history'
In an interview, Roger Hallam compared the Holocaust to other historical massacres.
# Poland
Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz doctor Mengele, dies aged 85
Kor passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site.
# Brest
A mass grave has been unearthed in a Belarusian former Jewish ghetto
The remains of hundreds of people have been found.
# Holocaust
Polish PM cancels Israel trip after reports of Netanyahu saying 'Poles collaborated with Nazis'
The Israeli prime minister’s office has said that he was “misquoted” in the article, and said that he meant individual Poles.
# Georges Loinger
French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108
Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.
# Lello Di Segni
Last survivor of WWII raid on Rome's Jewish Ghetto dies
Lello Di Segni was 16 years old when he and his family were seized in the round-up by the Third Reich’s troops.
# nazi past
Germany agrees to take in 95-year-old deported from US over previous life as Nazi guard
Jakiw Palij became an American citizen in 1957, but was told to leave the country in 2004.
# Facebook
Zuckerberg says Holocaust denial is 'deeply offensive' after criticism over comments
The Facebook CEO said posts denying the Holocaust took place would not be removed automatically from the social media platform.
# Mahmud Abbas
Palestinian president apologises over alleged anti-semitic Holocaust remarks
His comments sparked global anger, with the United States, United Nations, European Union and others criticising them.
# Tribute
New Cork bridge could be named after Mary Elmes, the 'Irish Oskar Schindler'
It is hoped construction will begin on the bridge by the end of this year or beginning of 2019.
# Legislation
Poland's president to sign controversial Holocaust bill into law
The law would set fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish.
Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois race for Congress
Art Jones is currently the only Republican candidate for the November election.
# Broadcasting Authority
Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI
Myers previously described himself as such in describing his issues with the word ‘holocaust’ itself, rather than in denying the genocide of European Jews during World War II.
# not complicit
Poland officially passes bill saying it had no hand in the Holocaust
And Israel is not one bit impressed.
# Holocaust
Poland seeking to pass laws making it illegal say it was complicit in Holocaust
The measure must still pass the Senate before being signed by the president.
# link to the past
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.
# Persona non Grata
Man United scrap show featuring former BBC sports broadcaster due to his 'objectionable views'
David Icke is an alleged anti-Semite and Holocaust denier.
# Indonesia
Museum removes 'fun' Hitler display after protests
Visitors had been encouraged to take selfies with the waxwork.
# Memorial
Holocaust survivor plants Irish oak tree at Russborough House
The Irish oak tree was planted to remember the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust.
# No place for it
Lazio president vows to take fans to Auschwitz after fall-out from Anne Frank stickers
The Holocaust victim was pictured in a Roma jersey alongside anti-semitic slogans at the Stadio Olimpico.
# oversight
Canada takes down Holocaust memorial after forgetting to mention Jewish people
Critics called it a “profoundly obvious omission”.