Holocaust hero Wallenberg gets US Congressional medal

Sweden`s Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews before mysteriously dying in a Soviet prison, was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday at the US Capitol.

`Yellow Star` Holocaust memorials held in Hungary

Over 1,000 Hungarians took part in some 160 Holocaust memorial events across Budapest, the 70th anniversary of the forced relocation of Jews during World War II into "Yellow Star Houses".

Two minutes silence as Israel remembers Holocaust

Traffic across Israel ground to a halt for two minutes and pedestrians stood still as the nation paused on Monday to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.

Record Holocaust commemoration march in Hungary

Hungary`s annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust drew a record 25,000 people on Sunday as part of events marking 70 years since the start of mass deportations of Hungarian Jews in World War II.

Abbas says Holocaust `most heinous crime` of modern era

What happened to the Jewish people in the Nazi Holocaust was "the most heinous crime" against humanity in the modern era, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said in a statement Sunday. 

Holocaust haunts French railway`s bid for US contracts

Seventy years after the Holocaust, Rosette Goldstein and many fellow Americans are still seeking reparations from French rail firm SNCF for transporting their loved ones to Nazi death camps.

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110: Family

Alice Herz-Sommer, the world`s oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced Sunday.

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on today at the age of 110, a family member said.

265 Anne Frank books found ripped in Japanese libraries

A staggering 265 copies of Anne Frank`s famous `The Diary of a Young Girl` and other books about the Holocaust victim have been vandalized in public libraries of Tokyo.

Hungary addresses Holocaust after accusations it "whitewashed" past

Hungarians collaborated with Nazis in sending nearly half a million Jews to their deaths, Hungary`s president said on Sunday in a rare public acknowledgement of a war-time past that Jewish groups say is often glossed over.

US scholar returns Hungary award over Holocaust `whitewash`

An American professor and prominent Holocaust scholar said Sunday he was handing back a Hungarian state award in protest at the government`s "falsification of history".

Israeli bill to outlaw the word Nazi sparks ire

An Israeli draft law that would criminalise the use of the word Nazi in most cases has sparked a debate on freedom of speech in a state that was founded out of the ashes of the Holocaust.

US Holocaust survivor meets Polish saviour 70 years on

A Jewish boy who hid from the Nazis in a hayloft reunited after 70 years in New York on Wednesday with the Polish son whose parents risked everything to save him.

Holocaust survivor makes symphony debut with Ma

A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor has made his orchestral debut with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to benefit a foundation dedicated to preserving the work of artists and musicians killed by the Nazis.

Nobel laureate escaped Nazis when a small boy

Martin Karplus, one of three scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday, escaped the Nazis and the Holocaust aged just eight-years-old, according to his autobiography.

German court hears British bishop`s Holocaust denial appeal

A German court on Monday began hearing an appeal by a British bishop convicted in a high-profile case for denying key facts about the Holocaust.

Iran`s foreign minister condemns Holocaust

Iran`s foreign minister said on Facebook that Tehran condemns the World War II Nazi massacre of the Jews, in stark contract to Holocaust denials by former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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.

Poland honours Jews who fought Nazis

A ceremony was held Friday here in the Polish capital to honour Jews who fought overwhelming Nazi German forces 70 years ago in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, BBC reported.

Israel falls silent to recall Holocaust victims

Sirens wailed across Israel on Monday, bringing millions of people to a halt for two minutes.