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# Jews

Last year
# Israel
Israel hits out at Russia over Lavrov’s 'unforgivable and scandalous' Nazism remarks
Israel, which summoned the Russian ambassador in response, said the remarks blamed Jews for their own murder in the Holocaust.
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# discrimination fears
Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people
Critics fear this will spark discrimination against its Arab citizens, which make up 20% of the population.
# 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.
# 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.
# oversight
Canada takes down Holocaust memorial after forgetting to mention Jewish people
Critics called it a “profoundly obvious omission”.
# sean spicer
White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic'
Spokesperson Sean Spicer says the media is ‘nitpicking’
Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel wrote tens of books and was a professor and Nobel Prize winner.
# Lawsuit
Facebook is being sued over posts that "encourage the killing of Jews"
An Israeli NGO has filed a suit.
# Grand Mufti
Merkel tells Netanyahu: Germany was responsible for the Holocaust
The Israeli leader stirred controversy by claiming a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea of exterminating Jews.
# Eruv
Hidden wires stretch above some American cities - and very few people know what they're for
A fascinating part of New York City you never knew about.
'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.
# Tel Aviv
Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck
The man had taken artefacts from the ancient city of Gamla in the Golan Heights in Israel.
# Anti-Semitism
Steven Spielberg warns of 'demons' faced by Jewish people
The director was speaking to a group of Holocaust survivors in Poland today.
# Charlie Hebdo
Profile: These are the four Jewish men killed in the Paris kosher supermarket attack
They were all buried today.
# Judaism
Across Europe, Jews grapple with "new anti-Semitism"
“We used to receive anonymous anti-Semitic letters. Now people sometimes send them with their name and address.”
# Judaism
30% of Irish people 'think Jews talk too much about the Holocaust'
That’s one of the findings from a worldwide survey on anti-Semitism.
# Tribute
75 years ago this week, this man saved 669 children from Nazi death camps
Hearing of violence against Jewish community in Germany and Austria, English stockbroker Nicholas Winton organised transport of children to safety.
# Holocaust
75 years on: Kristallnacht in pictures
Seen as the start of the Holocaust, Kristallnacht took place across Germany 75 years ago tonight.
# Massacre
Lithuania marks 70th anniversary of obliteration of Vilnius Jews
More than 90 per cent of Lithuania’s 200,000 pre-war Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and local collaborators during WWII.
# World War II
30 Auschwitz guards to face criminal probes
The guards are aged up to 97 and face possible charges of accessory to murder.
# Germany
Over 40 Auschwitz guards to face German prosecutors
For decades German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they had personally committed atrocities, but since a 2011 landmark case all former camp guards can be tried.
# Holocaust
Statue of praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto causes controversy
The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, depicts Adolf Hitler praying on his knees.
# review 2012
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
# Holocaust
Norwegian police apologise for deportation of Jews during WWII
Over 700 of the 2,100 Jews living in Norway at the start of World War II were deported, only 34 survived concentration camps.
# Germany
Germany expanding compensation for Nazi victims
Fund administrators and German officials say payments to Holocaust survivors are needed “more than ever” as they enter their final years.
# Holocaust
Belgian premier apologises for WWII deportation of 25,000 Jews
The Belgian Prime Minister said the country has been “complicit in the most abominable crime” by deporting tens of thousands of Jewish people to Nazi concentration camps during the war.
# Adolf Hitler
Controversial Hitler shampoo ad angers Jewish groups
The Turkish shampoo company brought Adolf Hitler back to life as a spokesperson for its “manly” products.
# War Crimes
Nazi war crimes suspect acquitted
Sandor Kepiro, 97, has been acquitted of war crime charges related to the execution of 35 Serbs and Jews in Serbia in 1942.
# Galliano
John Galliano to check into rehab
The 50-year-old designer has said he intends to seek help for alcohol problems after being fired by the House of Dior and charged with making racist comments by French police.