'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' challenges jail sentence

Former SS guard Oskar Groening says imprisonment would violate his "right to life".Elad Benari, 12/20/2017, 4:45 AM

Survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies at 98

Kazimierz Piechowski, who was part of a daring escape from Auschwitz, passes away in the port city of Gdansk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2017, 4:00 AM

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' fit to serve sentence, court rules

German regional appeals court rules that 96-year-old former Auschwitz guard is fit to serve 4-year prison sentence.JTA, 11/29/2017, 7:44 PM

Holocaust survivor who cut hair in Chicago till he was 97, dies

A life-saving choice: Benjamin Scheinkopf's father insists he be a cobbler, but Ben and his brother choose to cut hair, saving their lives.JTA, 11/24/2017, 2:32 PM

'My father's last message'

Matan Rochlitz, New York Times video interview with Holocaust survivor, learns how her father left a final message for her decades later.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2017, 10:22 PM

Swiss lawmaker resigns after comparing pigs to Auschwitz victims

Swiss Green Party lawmaker Jonas Fricker resigns, apologizes after saying Auschwitz victims more likely to survive than pigs.JTA, 10/2/2017, 8:33 PM

Did Israeli students vandalize Nazi concentration camps?

Students from Israeli school allegedly spray-paint messages on walls of 2 Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2017, 9:34 PM

German court drops case against 96-year-old Auschwitz medic

Auschwitz medic charged with participation in murder of 3,600 people found unfit to stand trial due to dementia.JTA, 9/12/2017, 3:18 PM

German prosecutors drop case against former Auschwitz medic, 96

Prosecutors say elderly Auschwitz medic unfit to stand trial for accessory to more than 3,600 murders.JTA, 8/31/2017, 6:33 PM

Poland fires tourism boss over remark on Auschwitz

Head of Poland's national tourism organization fired for saying he wants to remove Auschwitz from tours for foreign journalists.Ben Ariel, 8/31/2017, 4:04 AM

Comparing IDF recruitment to Auschwitz: Not criminal

State Prosecutor says no incitement investigation into booklet telling haredi students IDF recruitment office is like Nazi death camp.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2017, 8:16 PM

Polish TV parodies ‘Work sets you free’ sign at Auschwitz

Outcry follows graphic saying 'Reparations set you free' with story on Polish lawmakers' campaign to have Germany pay WW2 reparations.JTA, 8/15/2017, 8:28 PM

'Nothing really prepares you for visiting Auschwitz'

Former NBA star Ray Allen writes moving account of his Auschwitz visit.JTA, 8/14/2017, 7:26 AM

Auschwitz museum announces first traveling exhibit of artifacts

More than 600 artifacts from notorious Nazi death camp to be brought to 14 European and American cities this year.JTA, 7/26/2017, 10:36 PM

Student art project containing relics from Auschwitz to be shown

College decides to exhibit art project after student clarifies items were taken from outside Nazi death camp and not from inside the camp.JTA, 7/23/2017, 7:23 PM

Israeli woman removes Auschwitz relics to use for art project

Israeli college removes art exhibition after creator revealed to have stolen materials for project from Auschwitz.JTA, 7/19/2017, 5:35 PM

US rabbis defend US lawmaker for Auschwitz video

US Orthodox rabbinic organization says lawmaker slammed for video in gas chamber deserves thanks for speaking about Nazi atrocities.Gary Willig, 7/11/2017, 9:58 PM

Congressman apologizes over Auschwitz video

Congressman Clay Higgins apologizes for recording a video while visiting Auschwitz concentration camp.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2017, 2:14 AM

Congressman slammed for video in Auschwitz gas chamber

Congressman Clay Higgins posts video of his reflections on humanity's cruelty from inside Auschwitz gas chamber.JTA, 7/5/2017, 10:16 PM

Polish PM under fire for remarks at Auschwitz

Polish Prime Minister criticized after appearing to defend her government's anti-migrant policy during a speech in Auschwitz.Nissan Tzur, 6/15/2017, 5:37 AM

Ex-Auschwitz guard, 95, dies while appealing conviction

Former SS guard sentenced to 5 years in prison for accessory to murder of 170,000 people in Auschwitz.JTA, 6/1/2017, 4:39 PM

Monument to honor man who secretly reported Auschwitz atrocities

Monument honors non-Jewish Polish resistance fighter who willingly suffered in Auschwitz.JTA, 5/15/2017, 2:05 PM

Watch: Auschwitz neighbors support Jews visiting death camp

Residents of Oswiecim near the Auschwitz death camp stood near the March of the Living and expressed their solidarity with marchers.Yoni Kempinski, 4/25/2017, 9:35 AM

Watch: Chabad offers Tefillin to marchers in Auschwitz

CTeen, Chabad's branch for the youth, offers members of March of the Living the opportunity to wear Tefillin in Auschwitz.Yoni Kempinski, 4/25/2017, 8:54 AM

'Listen to the survivors and remember their names'

Education Minister Bennett speaks at March of the Living, urges parents to ensure their children meet survivors, learn their stories.Naftali Bennett, 4/24/2017, 5:31 PM

Bennett with Torah scroll saved from Holocaust

Education Minister Bennett holds Torah scroll that survived Holocaust, says Holocaust survival testimony to Israel's greatness.Yoni Kempinski, Poland, 4/24/2017, 1:19 PM

Petition of politician jailed for Auschwitz tattoo rejected

Second appeal by far-right politician against jail sentence for displaying tattoo of Nazi death camp rejected.Gary Willig, 4/20/2017, 4:45 PM

Missing soldier's letter to his parents

Letter written by missing soldier Hadar Goldin to be read at Auschwitz ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2017, 9:26 AM

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

Polish police detain 11 men and women who slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at Auschwitz.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/24/2017, 8:51 PM

'My sauna is even hotter than Auschwitz'

A Russian sauna owner advertised his sauna by stating that 'Auschwitz is a rest.'Yoel Domb, 3/14/2017, 9:28 AM

Before and after "Charlotte"

An interview with Dutch film director Frans Weisz.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 2/11/2017, 11:28 PM

Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals

Polish Jews outraged after director of Auschwitz Museum calls on Nazi guards to come forward with artifacts, promises confidentiality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2017, 8:55 PM

List of Auschwitz commanders and guards posted online

List of the names of Nazi SS commanders and guards who served at Auschwitz published online.JTA, 1/31/2017, 3:31 AM

Two stand trial for stealing Auschwitz artifacts

Two Belgians face jail sentences for stealing electrical isolators from Auschwitz fence.AFP, 1/30/2017, 8:01 PM

Company: Auschwitz-themed game aimed at raising awareness

Entertainment company in the Czech Republic defends its Auschwitz-themed game from critics who said it was disrespectful.JTA, 1/27/2017, 5:28 AM

Auschwitz museum appeals for personal SS documents

Director of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum appeals to Germans and Austrians to donate documents related to the SS staff of the camp.JTA, 1/19/2017, 2:29 AM

Over 2 million people visited Auschwitz museum in 2016

Auschwitz Museum reports more than 2 million visitors in 2016, the most in the history of the museum.JTA, 1/2/2017, 8:49 PM

German Holocaust denier convicted a third time

88-year-old Ursula Haverbeck sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after claiming Auschwitz was never used for mass extermination.Ben Ariel, 11/22/2016, 6:46 AM

German politician jailed for Auschwitz tattoo

German court sentences politician to prison for displaying tattoo of Nazi death camp.Gary Willig, 11/7/2016, 7:57 PM

Carved clog charm found at Auschwitz

Charm used as jewelry found during work in Auschwitz attic.AFP, 10/20/2016, 3:55 PM

Trial of former SS medic opens after long delay

Trial of 95-year-old Hubert Zafke, who served at Auschwitz, opens in Germany amid health concerns.Ben Ariel, 9/13/2016, 5:44 AM

Bones of Nazi victims found in upscale Berlin

Archaeologists in Berlin have discovered a huge cache of human bones, close to where Nazi scientists did eugenics research on their victims.Rachel Kaplan, 9/1/2016, 5:45 PM

Czech tour bus owner removing Auschwitz design from vehicle

Owner of Czech tour bus that advertised Auschwitz as an emotion-packed holiday destination will remove the vehicle's controversial design.JTA, 8/19/2016, 5:34 AM

Satirical 'Auschwitz vacation' bus sparks controversy

Faux concentration camp bus advertisement draws criticism in Czech Republic.David Rosenberg, 8/16/2016, 6:19 PM

Pope: Human cruelty didn't end in Auschwitz

Hours after historic Auschwitz visit, Pope Francis says "the same thing is happening" today in many places.JTA, 8/1/2016, 4:07 AM

Pope Francis set to visit Auschwitz today

In an important stop on his visit to Poland, Pope Francis will meet with Holocaust survivors at Auschwitz death camp.AFP, 7/29/2016, 7:40 AM

Auschwitz Museum says 'no' to Pokemon Go

Auschwitz Museum in Poland asks makers of new Pokemon game to block players at the former Nazi camp.Ben Ariel, 7/14/2016, 3:15 AM

Watch: Canadian PM's tearful trip to Auschwitz memorial

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the site of the Nazi death camp on Sunday, accompanied with one of the few inmates to survive.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2016, 4:50 PM

Canadian PM visits Auschwitz Birkenau Museum

Canadian PM pays tribute to victims of the Nazis in visit to Auschwitz Birkenau.Tal Polon, 7/10/2016, 10:45 PM

Netanyahu reportedly secreted Auschwitz blueprints to Israel

German journalist says Netanyahu brought back original blueprints of Auschwitz to Israel without knowing he was doing something illegal.JTA, 7/8/2016, 3:00 AM

Man posed as Auschwitz survivor; lectured in schools for years

Joseph Hirt, 91, has been doing the lecture circuit telling of his memories from the Holocaust; the problem is, he was never there.Nissan Tzur , 6/29/2016, 9:30 AM

Pennsylvania man admits he lied about being Auschwitz survivor

Joseph Hirt of Lancaster County admits he lied about being an Auschwitz survivor and apologizes.JTA, 6/27/2016, 5:37 AM

German court verdict due in ex-SS Auschwitz guard case

94-year-old guest charged with complicity in over 100,000 murders for choosing who would be killed, who forced to work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2016, 7:37 AM

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz on July 29 as part of a five-day trip to Poland.JTA, 6/10/2016, 5:57 AM

Auschwitz museum tracks down long-lost inmate belongings

16,000 items belonging to Jewish inmates at Nazi death camp had been stowed away and forgotten by communist authorities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2016, 10:29 PM

Record attendance at symbolic Auschwitz bike ride

A record 150 cyclists or more to participate in the third Holocaust commemorative Ride for the Living in Poland.JTA, 6/3/2016, 2:00 AM

Jewelry found inside mug on exhibit at Auschwitz Museum

Curators at the Auschwitz museum find a gold ring and necklace inside an enamel mug on exhibit at the museum.Ben Ariel, 5/19/2016, 4:13 AM