Blanchett lesbian love tale, Holocaust shocker lead Cannes race
Blanchett lesbian love tale, Holocaust shocker lead Cannes race

A powerful lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and a groundbreaking Holocaust drama emerged as favourites as the Cannes Film Festival hit the halfway mark on Monday.

Merkel in anti-Semitism warning, marks Nazi camp's liberation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday that society must "never close its eyes" to anti-Semitism as she joined Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.

Holocaust descendants in US sue France`s railway over `genocide`

Descendants of Holocaust victims have filed a US lawsuit claiming France`s national railway seized the property of tens of thousands of Jews and others sent to Nazi concentration camps.

Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany.

Auschwitz bookkeeper admits "moral guilt" at Holocaust trial

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

US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90

The Austrian publishers of US writer Frederic Morton say he has died at age 90.

US seeks to calm Holocaust row with Poland

 US officials Monday sought to tamp down a spat with Poland after the FBI chief suggested the country shared responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany, but dodged questions on whether he would apologize.

US envoy apologises to Poland over FBI chief's Holocaust claim

US ambassador to Warsaw apologised on Sunday after being summoned by the foreign ministry over comments by the head of the FBI that Poland shared responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany.

Defying death in the Holocaust for a sister

Suzanna Braun, who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust and defied death at least three times, believes she survived because of her determination to save her sister -- and some divine intervention.

Thousands march at Auschwitz in memory of Holocaust dead

Thousands of young Jews from Israel and across the globe marched alongside Polish teenagers Thursday in memory of Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Hungarian Jews march in memory of Holocaust

Thousands of people on Sunday joined Hungary's annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust, as World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder denounced the country's far-right Jobbik party as "extremist".

Israel court to hear battle over Schindler papers

Forty years after his death, a legal battle is playing out in Jerusalem over documents belonging to Oskar Schindler including personal copies of the lists of Jews he saved from the Holocaust.

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.

70 years after Holocaust Jews still face anti-Semitism: Spielberg

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg said on Monday he hoped that the Holocaust commemorations taking place in Poland on Tuesday will be a warning for future generations, in light of a rising tide of anti-Semitism and intolerance against Jews.

PM Orban admits Hungarian `shameful` Holocaust role

Many Hungarians chose "bad instead of good" in helping deport Jews to Nazi death camps, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday in his first acknowledgement of his country`s complicity in the Holocaust.

On Haifa`s `Survivors` Street`, memories of Holocaust live on

It has become known as "Survivors` Street" -- a small road in Haifa where about 100 Holocaust survivors are living out their last days side-by-side, keeping alive memories of the Nazi genocide.

UN Chief voices supports for fight against anti-Semitism

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced support for the fight against anti-Semitism, saying the world body has as a duty to speak out on this matter and prevent it, a media report said.

Lena Dunham regrets comparing Cosby scandal to Holocaust
Lena Dunham regrets comparing Cosby scandal to Holocaust

Actress Lena Dunham has apologised for comparing the Bill Cosby rape scandal to the Holocaust saying it wasn't her best analogy.

Polish bishops call for Holocaust remembrance in rare move

Poland`s Catholic Church on Friday made an unprecedented appeal to its followers to help preserve the heritage of the once vibrant Polish Jewish community wiped out by Nazi Germany.

Netanyahu says Europe `learned nothing` from Holocaust

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Europeans appeared to have learned nothing from the Holocaust, after an EU court ordered the removal of Hamas from its terror blacklist.