Holocaust

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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Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
April 28, 2019 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia Holocaust memorial served a dual purpose for hundreds Sunday after another American synagogue comes under fire. Philadelphia's Congregation Rodeph Shalom had already planned to host the Jewish Federation's Holocaust Memorial Ceremony Sunday. However,...
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Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new mobile app transforms concrete physical sites into living museums by brining to past to life. The first United States site for the app is along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Created by the USC Shoah Foundation, IWalk guides visitors through the Horwitz-Wasserman...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 1940 file photo Pope Pius XII receives the special envoy to the Vatican, Myron C. Taylor, who presented a letter from U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
AP Photo
March 04, 2019 - 5:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church "isn't afraid of history," Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust and not doing enough to save lives. Describing that...
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Molly Daly
January 27, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, Gratz College hosted the screening of a new documentary about the secret group that chronicled everyday life in the Warsaw Ghetto. It was created by the Nazis in 1940, forcing more than 400,000 Jews into a single neighborhood, sealed...
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A coffin with the remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims is buried at the United Synagogue's New Cemetery in Bushey, England, Sunday Jan. 20, 2019.
John Stillwell/PA via AP
January 20, 2019 - 12:20 pm
LONDON (AP) — The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims were buried in a solemn ceremony at a Jewish cemetery near London on Sunday after spending years in storage at a British museum. The Imperial War Museum found the ashes and bone fragments during a stock-taking last year. They had been...
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In this undated photo provided by artist Rachel Stevens an old synagogue key discovered by Stevens at a market in Lviv, Ukraine, and a glass replica that she made modeled on it are photographed.
Rachel Stevens via AP
September 02, 2018 - 3:36 pm
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, commemorated on Sunday the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honored those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world...
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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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The flag-draped coffin of late Auschwitz holocaust survivor and French health minister Simone Veil, is carried during a national tribute before being laid to rest in the crypt of the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
July 01, 2018 - 9:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, one of France's most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death. Veil was being inhumed Sunday at the Paris monument with her husband Antoine, who died in...
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Photo credit: Hadas Kuznits
Hadas Kuznits
June 22, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Local Holocaust survivors who have seen the images of family separations are speaking out about their own eerily familiar experiences some 73 years ago. Eighty-nine-year-old Anneliese Nossbaum lived through four concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and was...
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