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Holocaust hero Wallenberg gets US Congressional medal

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:26

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 03:20

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".

Obama appoints Indian-American to key administration post

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:57

President Barack Obama has appointed a top Indian-American fund raiser as the member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council.

Two minutes silence as Israel remembers Holocaust

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 15:57

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.

Iran wants `Israel`s destruction`: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 01:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned anew on Sunday of a nuclear-powered Iran at the annual Holocaust memorial for the victims of the Nazi genocide, saying Tehran wants "our destruction".

Record Holocaust commemoration march in Hungary

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 00:09

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

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 13:20

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 14:18

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:14

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 01:28

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:17

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.

Pissarro and Picasso records broken at London sale

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 04:41

A Paris street scene painted by Camille Pissarro sold for USD 32.1 million at a London sale, almost five times the previous record for the Impressionist master at auction.