Auschwitz

Use the Gospel as your GPS, Pope tells huge mass in Poland

Pope Francis celebrated mass Sunday with over 1.5 million pilgrims in a vast sun-drenched field in Poland, wrapping up an emotionally charged trip with some choice technological metaphors.

Aug 01, 2016, 04:00 AM IST

Pope visits Auschwitz, says same horrors happening today

Pope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Friday and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today.

Jul 30, 2016, 01:21 AM IST

Pope Francis to pay `silent` visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis was set to meet Holocaust survivors at the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Friday, as well as people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis.

Jul 29, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

France buries Holocaust victims' secretly conserved remains

The remains of Holocaust victims stored for decades in a French medical school have at last been laid to rest.

Sep 06, 2015, 19:01 PM IST
Poland detains two young Britons suspected of stealing Auschwitz items

Poland detains two young Britons suspected of stealing Auschwitz items

Polish police said on Tuesday they had detained two British teenage boys at the site of the former Auschwitz death camp on suspicion of stealing artefacts that belonged to prisoners held there during World War Two.

Jun 23, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

Polish ex-foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93

Auschwitz survivor and two-time Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski died Friday at the age of 93, his biographer said.

Apr 25, 2015, 06:40 AM IST

German court to try `bookkeeper of Auschwitz`, 93

A former Nazi death camp officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany Tuesday, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims` relatives expected in the courtroom.

Apr 21, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

`Bookkeeper of Auschwitz`, 93, faces trial in Germany

 A former Nazi officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany next Tuesday, possibly the last SS member to face punishment after most escaped justice.

Apr 18, 2015, 09:38 AM IST
Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm

Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm

 Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday to honour victims and sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.

Jan 27, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

'The Final Solution': Auschwitz survivors relive atrocities, 70 years on

 The piercing screams of a woman electrocuted on a barbed wire fence, children sent to the gas chambers and the constant threat of death: Auschwitz survivors recall life in the world`s most notorious death camp with remarkable clarity.

Jan 23, 2015, 10:41 AM IST

Holocaust awareness program: Muslim clerics to visit Auschwitz

A delegation of 22 Muslim clerics, including from India, would visit the former Nazi Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland this week as part of a Holocaust awareness programme.

May 22, 2013, 14:11 PM IST

Israel`s military chief to visit Auschwitz

The Israeli military says its chief of staff will head a delegation to a Holocaust memorial at the site of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

Apr 07, 2013, 15:23 PM IST

Holocaust memorial day marked in Serbia

In August 1941, a total of 1,300 Jews were taken from this town on a journey of no return - to the Nazi death camps.

Jan 28, 2013, 14:46 PM IST

Holocaust victims mourned at Auschwitz and beyond

Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others are marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn prayers.

Jan 27, 2013, 22:36 PM IST

Last member of 1942 escape from Auschwitz dies

The last surviving member of a group of prisoners that escaped the German Nazi concentration camp in 1942 has died.

Jul 31, 2012, 10:45 AM IST

Dancing, laughing at Auschwitz: who has the right?

Who has the right to dance at Auschwitz, to make light of the Holocaust, to shoot videos set amid cattle cars and gas chambers?

Jul 17, 2010, 23:26 PM IST

Train retraces route of first Auschwitz convoy, 70 years on

Exactly 70
years after German troops packed hundreds of Poles into cattle
cars, survivors and relatives retraced the route of the first
rail convoy to Auschwitz.

Jun 14, 2010, 20:33 PM IST

Documents concerning Auschwitz guards found

The Auschwitz memorial says that documents related to the daily life of the death camp`s commanders and guards have been found at a nearby house.

Mar 22, 2010, 21:05 PM IST

Sweden to extradite Auschwitz theft suspect

A Swedish man accused of masterminding the theft of the "Work sets you free" sign from the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz will be extradited to Poland, a Swedish district court said Thursday.

Mar 12, 2010, 00:09 AM IST

Auschwitz blueprints go on display in Israel

The neat lines and red rectangular sketches look like any typical architectural design.

Jan 24, 2010, 22:19 PM IST