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Holocaust Survey Returns 'Downright Shocking' Results

23% of adults under 40 in the Netherlands think it's a myth or exaggerated

(Newser) - A Jewish group that commissioned a survey on Holocaust awareness in the Netherlands said Wednesday that the results showed "a disturbing lack of awareness of key historical facts about the Holocaust" in the nation that was home to Anne Frank and her family. The survey commissioned by the New...

Goldberg Slammed Over More 'Deeply Offensive' Holocaust Remarks

Comedian apologizes after latest controversy

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg is apologizing again. In a statement responding to her latest Holocaust comments controversy, the comedian said that these most recent comments were simply an attempt to explain her original controversial comments about the Holocaust. "It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down...

Pope Proclaims Polish Couple Who Hid Jews Martyrs

Francis honors Jozef and Wiktoria Ulma

(Newser) - Pope Francis has declared a Polish couple executed by German police during World War II for hiding Jews in their farmhouse martyrs. A farmer and beekeeper, Jozef Ulma, and his wife, Wiktoria, in the Polish town of Markowa hid several members of the Jewish community, who were being hunted down...

She Was Anne Frank's Best Friend
She Was
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She Was Anne Frank's Best Friend

Hannah Pick-Goslar, who was cared for by Otto Frank after the Holocaust, dies at 93

(Newser) - Hannah Pick-Goslar had a lot in common with her childhood best friend Anne Frank. Both were German-born Jewish children whose families fled to the Netherlands after Adolf Hitler came to power. "From the first day of kindergarten they were inseparable," the Washington Post reports, though of course they...

They Survived the Holocaust Together, Died Together, Too

Sisters Ilse Scheuer Nathan and Ruth Scheuer Siegler die 11 days apart in Alabama

(Newser) - Two sisters who together survived the Holocaust then settled within walking distance of each other in Alabama have died 11 days apart. Ilse Scheuer Nathan, 98, died Aug. 23, followed by sister Ruth Scheuer Siegler, 95, on Saturday, per USA Today . Their closeness in Birmingham must've been some comfort....

Twice a Survivor, 86-Year-Old Takes Family to Germany

Shaul Ladany was held in Bergen-Belsen and on Israeli Olympic team attacked in 1972

(Newser) - Shaul Ladany lived through a Nazi concentration camp and escaped the massacre of 11 fellow Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Decades later, the 86-year-old is back in Germany to visit the two places where he narrowly avoided death. On Saturday, Ladany, who was born in 1936...

Palestinian Leader Causes Outrage With '50 Holocausts' Remark

He made comparison during news conference in Berlin

(Newser) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas outraged Germans—and Israelis—Tuesday night by referring to the massacres of Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces as "Holocausts." Abbas, speaking at a joint press conference in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, made the remark when a German journalist asked if he planned...

Macron Addresses French Role in Sending Children to Deaths

President denounces Nazi collaborators and promises to end Holocaust denial

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron decried his Nazi-collaborator predecessors and rising antisemitism, vigorously vowing to stamp out Holocaust denial as he paid homage Sunday to thousands of French children sent to death camps 80 years ago for one reason alone: They were Jewish. Family by family, house by house, French police...

Tapes Captured Eichmann Saying What No Nazi Said

Israeli filmmakers were given permission to use them in a documentary series

(Newser) - The men who prosecuted Adolf Eichmann in 1961 had a 700-page transcript of taped conversations between Eichmann and fellow Nazi exile/Dutch journalist Willem Sassen in Argentina a few years prior. The transcript wasn't allowed to be used in court, where Eichmann insisted he was merely following orders and carried...

With a Big Archives Release, a Pope's Legacy Is at Stake

Current pontiff Francis orders online posting of 'Jewish' files from archives of WWII era's Pius XII

(Newser) - Pope Francis has ordered the online publication of 170 volumes of its so-called Jewish files from the recently opened Pope Pius XII archives, the Vatican announced Thursday, amid renewed debate about the legacy of its World War II-era pope. The documentation contains 2,700 files of requests for Vatican help...

Canada to Outlaw Holocaust Denial
Canada to Outlaw
Holocaust Denial

Canada to Outlaw Holocaust Denial

Legislation in the works to counter antisemitism

(Newser) - With antisemitism on the rise, Canadian officials are moving to make it a crime to publicly deny or diminish the Holocaust. "The Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters in human history," said Irwin Cotler, special envoy on Holocaust remembrance and antisemitism. "We must preserve its memory,...

French Presidential Candidate Sued for Holocaust Denial

Eric Zemmour doesn't believe French homosexuals were arrested, deported

(Newser) - Nazi Germany considered homosexual people "socially aberrant," and they were persecuted harshly during the Holocaust. Tens of thousands were arrested or deported, hundreds of those in France, and the numbers are believed to be vastly under-reported. But according to far-right French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, all of that...

Survivor Told Generations About Horrors of the Holocaust

Leon Schwarzbaum, 101, visited German schools and appeared on TV and in film

(Newser) - Leon Schwarzbaum, a survivor of the Nazis' death camp at Auschwitz and a lifelong fighter for justice for the victims of the Holocaust, has died. He was 101. Schwarzbaum died early Monday in Potsdam, near Berlin, the International Auschwitz Committee reported on its website. No cause of death was given,...

Israel Speaks Out After Russian Attack Hits Kyiv Holocaust Memorial

Attack on nearby TV tower killed 5

(Newser) - Holocaust remembrance organizations in Israel are condemning a Russian attack that inflicted damage to the Babi Yar Holocaust memorial. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid issued a statement denouncing the incident, and said Israel would help repair any damage. “We are calling for the preservation and respect for this sacred...

Court Intervenes in Auction of Auschwitz Item
Doubt Cast on
'Most Shocking
Holocaust Item'
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Doubt Cast on 'Most Shocking Holocaust Item'

Tattoo stamps allegedly used at Auschwitz may have been made later

(Newser) - Update: A tattoo kit touted as "the most shocking Holocaust item" may not date to the Holocaust at all. After the planned auction of the steel-needle stamps, which were allegedly used to tattoo Jews at Auschwitz, was blocked in November, the court asked Israel's Yad Vashem center to...

Whoopi Goldberg Suspended From The View

Despite a second, on-air apology

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from The View after she said on Monday's show that the Holocaust wasn't about race . "Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments," ABC News president Kim Godwin said Tuesday in a statement...

Whoopi Goldberg's Holocaust Comments Land Poorly

'The View' host said genocide wasn't about race

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg is taking a lot of criticism for comments she made Monday as The View tackled the subject of Maus being banned in a Tennessee school district . The graphic novel is about the Holocaust, but it was nudity in the book that got it banned, and as the co-hosts...

Not So Fast: Experts Cast Doubt on Anne Frank Bombshell
Publisher
Apologizes for
Anne Frank
Revelation
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Publisher Apologizes for Anne Frank Revelation

Printing of book will stop while skepticism about findings is answered

(Newser) - Update: Publication of a book that received worldwide attention when it was released this month has been suspended, and the publisher has apologized for The Betrayal of Anne Frank. Historians and researchers had immediately questioned its main finding—that Arnold van den Bergh had turned in Anne Frank and her...

After School Board Bans Maus, It Soars on Amazon

They objected to language, violence in Art Spiegelman's Holocaust book

(Newser) - Update: A Tennessee school board's decision to keep Art Spiegelman's Maus out of the hands of 8th-graders has fueled a buying spree. Mediaite reports that as of Sunday, the hardcover format of The Complete Maus is the No. 1 best seller on Amazon in the books category . Other...

After Holocaust Remembrance, Swastikas

Nazi symbols appear on Union Station, near US Capitol

(Newser) - Swastikas were found to have defaced the exterior of Washington's Union Station on Friday, less than a mile from the nation's Capitol. "Sickening. Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day," Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez tweeted . President Biden had used the occasion to caution against a "resurgence of...

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