Israel condemns Le Pen comments on WWII round up of Jews

Israel on Monday condemned French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's for denying her country was responsible for the war-time round-up of Jews later sent to Nazi death camps.

Apr 10, 2017, 15:08 PM IST

Jewish groups ask Donlad Trump to apologise for invoking Nazis

US President-elect Donald Trump is under fire from Jewish groups who sought an apology from him for his remark comparing reports about him to Nazi-era propaganda, saying his statement was erroneous, offensive and denigrating to Holocaust survivors.

Jan 12, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

Ukraine marks 75 years since Babi Yar mass slaughter of Jews

A sombre Ukraine on Thursday marks 75 years since the World War II slaughter of some 34,000 Jews on the outskirts of Kiev, one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust.  The carnage by Nazi forces at the Babi Yar ravine has caused years of soul-searching and debate in Ukraine over the participation of local collaborators in the killings and atrocities that followed. 

Sep 29, 2016, 09:35 AM IST

Ex-Auschwitz guard, "willing henchman" in Holocaust, convicted in Germany

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard was sentenced to jail in Germany on Friday by a judge who branded him a "willing and efficient henchman" in the Holocaust.

Jun 17, 2016, 23:53 PM IST
Israeli PM accuses Iran of ''preparing another Holocaust''

Israeli PM accuses Iran of ''preparing another Holocaust''

"I think all the countries of the world need to stand up and condemn this unequivocally," the Israeli PM said.

May 15, 2016, 19:21 PM IST

Venezuela's UN envoy apologises to Israel over 'final solution' remarks

The "final solution" refers to the Nazi plan to exterminate Jews during World War II.

May 13, 2016, 06:13 AM IST

Israeli Holocaust survivor world`s oldest man: Guinness

A 112-year-old Israeli Holocaust survivor who lived through both world wars is now the world`s oldest living man, Guinness World Records said on Friday.

Mar 11, 2016, 19:54 PM IST
Angela Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning

Angela Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday opened a major exhibition featuring works by Jewish concentration camp prisoners, as she pledged to combat a feared rise in anti-Semitism in Germany linked to a record influx of refugees.

Jan 26, 2016, 03:34 AM IST

Ex-prisoner Gross - Remembering Holocaust eased Cuba imprisonment

American former prisoner Alan Gross said remembering how his family survived the Holocaust helped him through five years of imprisonment in Cuba, where he was held on espionage charges, according to interview excerpts released on Friday.

Nov 28, 2015, 00:19 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
Munich opts for controversial Holocaust memorial compromise

Munich opts for controversial Holocaust memorial compromise

Munich Wednesday gave its approval for plaques for individual Holocaust victims to be installed throughout the German city but upheld a ban on Europe`s biggest memorial project after months of anguished debate.

Jul 29, 2015, 20:20 PM IST

`Bookkeeper of Auschwitz` sentenced to four years in prison

A German court Wednesday sentenced a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" to four years in jail, in what was expected to be one of the last Holocaust trials.

Jul 15, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

Tens of thousands mark 20 years of the Srebrenica massacre

Tens of thousands of people, coming by buses, cars, motorcycles and on foot, poured into Srebrenica on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust and to attend the funeral of 136 newly found victims.

Jul 11, 2015, 15:58 PM IST
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.

May 18, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

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.

May 05, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

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.

Apr 25, 2015, 00:09 AM IST

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.

Apr 22, 2015, 05:21 AM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 04:18 AM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 03:50 AM IST