Auschwitz

Auschwitz
Czarek Sokolowski/AP, file
May 28, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — On a cold day in March 2017, a group of young adults stripped naked at the former Auschwitz death camp and chained themselves together to the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate as one man plunged a knife into a sheep's body over and over again. The two organizers of the stunt, including...
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An online vendor showing an Auschwitz-themed product for sale.
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May 08, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp, where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. On Twitter...
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The train car joins hundreds of artifacts from Auschwitz at the museum for an exhibit entitled "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away," that opens to the public on May 8.
Richard Drew/AP Photo
March 31, 2019 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On a Sunday morning, a crane lowered a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage — a vintage German train car like those used to transport men, women and children to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps. The windowless boxcar is among...
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Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, center, her daughter Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch, left, and her grandson Simon Wallfisch, right.
Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
January 29, 2019 - 10:44 am
By Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Simon Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor, who had sworn to never return to the country that murdered her parents and 6 million other Jews. But more than 70 years after the Holocaust, Brexit has prompted...
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David Adelman, center, with the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, cuts the ribbon at the Holocaust Remembrance Foundation opening ceremony.
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Justin Udo
October 22, 2018 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Itka Zymuntowicz was just a kid when she was taken from her home in Poland and sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. "I barely survived," she said. "I was the only one of my family, but I was determined not to give up." So for Zymuntowicz, attending the...
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In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo Elie Wiesel is photographed in his office in New York.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File
August 04, 2018 - 3:16 pm
By Alison Mutler, Associated Press BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police began an investigation Saturday after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on the house of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in northwest Romania. The probe was launched after comments in bright pink paint were scrawled overnight...
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