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The Holocaust

World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

Jan 27, 2015, 23:03 PM IST

Czech President slammed for `super Holocaust` jihadi warning

 A warning by Czech President Milos Zeman that Islamic State jihadists must be crushed to prevent a "super Holocaust" with hundreds of millions of victims was slapped down as "nonsense" by the country`s foreign minister on Tuesday.

Jan 27, 2015, 21:53 PM IST

India can teach tolerance to world: Israeli envoy

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon on Tuesday said since India has long served as a "peaceful" home to several Jews, it stood in good stead to teach tolerance to other nations.

Jan 27, 2015, 21:51 PM IST

German President urges citizens not to forget Holocaust

German President Joachim Gauck on Tuesday urged all Germans never to forget the Holocaust.

Jan 27, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

Barack Obama issues warning on Auschwitz anniversary

 US President Barack Obama marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Tuesday with a warning that the world needs to combat resurgent anti-Semitism. 

Jan 27, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

Poland has `respect` for Soviet liberators of Auschwitz: President

 Poland "respects and recognises" the role of the Soviet Red Army in liberating the Auschwitz death camp 70 years ago, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said at a ceremony on Tuesday.

Jan 27, 2015, 21:11 PM IST

Last survivors recall Auschwitz, ask if lessons learned

Around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders for a commemoration held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

Jan 27, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

Ban Ki-moon meets Israel President, seeks dialogue with Palestine

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has thanked Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for his "restraint" and urged him to return to negotiations with the Palestinians.

Jan 27, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

France agrees to pay $60 mn compensation for Nazi rail deportations

France has agreed to pay the United States USD 60 million to compensate Americans and foreigners deported to Nazi death camps on French rail transport during World War II, diplomats announced on Friday.

Dec 05, 2014, 20:46 PM IST