Auschwitz saw record visitors in 2015 anniversary year

70 years after Nazi death camp liberated by Soviet soldiers, a record 1.72 people visited site in which a million European Jews were killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2016, 9:58 PM

Two British teens headed to trial over Auschwitz theft

After reversing pleas to not guilty, Polish prosecutors intend to file new charges against teens who stole artifacts from Nazi death camp.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2015, 8:48 PM

German court deems Auschwitz paramedic fit for trial

German court permits trial of 95-year-old accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people at Auschwitz.Ben Ariel, 12/2/2015, 5:12 AM

German police hunt man with Auschwitz tattoo

Man photographed at public pool with death camp and Nazi slogan tattoo in breach of law; witness shocked by public indifference.Ari Yashar, 12/1/2015, 5:40 PM

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz

Polish president says Pope Francis asked him in recent meeting for chance to pray for Holocaust victims at death camp next summer.Nissan Tzur, 11/10/2015, 10:12 PM

German court deems former Auschwitz guard fit for trial

German court says 93-year-old former SS sergeant charged with accessory to murder at Auschwitz is fit for trial.Ben Ariel, 11/3/2015, 3:46 AM

Canadian Politician Says She 'Didn't Hear' About Auschwitz

Candidate in upcoming Canada election reaching out to Jews after causing a firestorm by saying she had not heard of Auschwitz.Ben Ariel, 9/25/2015, 4:12 AM

Germany Charges Female Who Served at Auschwitz

91-year-old woman charged as an accessory to the murder of 260,000 people at Auschwitz.Ben Ariel, 9/22/2015, 5:46 AM

Auschwitz Removes Controversial Showers for Visitors

Officials remove showers from entrance to most notorious concentration camp, though still reject comparison to gas chamber "showers."Matt Wanderman, 9/2/2015, 6:05 PM

Matisyahu Plays Concert Just Outside Auschwitz

Days after defying BDS, Jewish reggae star plays in last remaining synagogue in infamous Polish town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2015, 10:37 PM

Former Nazi's Conviction Must 'Pave the Way' for More

Jewish groups praise Oskar Groening's conviction, but call on European authorities 'not to relent' in bringing all living Nazis to justice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2015, 4:37 PM

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Given 4 Years in Jail

SS sergeant Oskar Groening convicted by German court after admitting to 'guilt' for his role massacring Jews at Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2015, 11:41 AM

Prosecutors Seeking 3.5-Year Sentence for 'Auschwitz Bookkeeper'

German prosecutors ask for 3½-year prison sentence for Oskar Groening, a former SS sergeant who served at Auschwitz.Ben Ariel, 7/8/2015, 4:46 AM

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Admits Guilt Before Trial Postponed

Oskar Groening admits guilt for his role in the Holocaust, a day before closing arguments postponed due to his bad health.Ben Ariel, 7/3/2015, 2:46 AM

Greek Politician Compares Financial Crisis to Holocaust

Greek politician causes outrage after posting an image of Auschwitz with its sign altered to reflect the country's economic crisis.Elad Benari, 6/26/2015, 6:15 AM

British Teens Arrested Stealing From Auschwitz

Two young Brits caught digging in area where belongings of Jewish victims are still found; had buttons, hair clipper and other artifacts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 8:02 PM

Cycling from Auschwitz to Celebrate Jewish Life

Ride for the Living honors Holocaust; one survivor participant retraces with family his 55-mile walk to liberation 70 years ago.Nitsan Keidar, 6/2/2015, 8:38 PM

Session in Trial of 'Auschwitz Bookkeeper' Called Off

This week's session in the trial of Oskar Groening called off due to his poor health.Ben Ariel, 5/21/2015, 5:30 AM

Poland to Publish Extensive List of Auschwitz Staff

Poland is preparing an extensive list of the personnel who served in Auschwitz, where more than 8,700 people are now believe to have worked.Nissan Tzur and Elad Benari, 5/20/2015, 2:16 AM

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' To Go on Trial Tuesday

Former Auschwitz, SS guard Oskar Groening, 93, will start trial in Germany Tuesday on charges of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 7:06 PM

Auschwitz, 'The Center of All Evil'

Visitors on March of the Living learn about 'the biggest killing of humanity that ever happened,' and learn 'nothing prepares you.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2015, 10:07 PM

Nazi Revival? 'Work Makes You Free' in Canada

Jewish officials denounce picket sign with the Auschwitz slogan spotted during massive anti-austerity rally in Montreal.Tova Dvorin, 4/3/2015, 11:17 AM

List of Auschwitz Inmates Found in School Library Book

Historians trying to determine how a list of 15 inmates of Auschwitz made it into a school library book.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2015, 4:12 AM

German Man, 94, Indicted for Aiding 3,681 Murders in Auschwitz

Defendant, identified as Hubert Z., charged with assisting in the murder of 3,681 Jews immediately put to death in summer of 1944.Cynthia Blank, 2/23/2015, 10:35 PM

UK Children's Attraction Slammed for 'Bizarre' Mini-Auschwitz

Bad taste? Wonderful World of Trains and Planes defends death camp display; 'the holocaust couldn't have happened without trains.'Ari Soffer, 2/23/2015, 12:53 PM

Germany Charges Former Auschwitz Guard

German court charges 93-year-old with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as an SS guard at Auschwitz.Ben Ariel, 2/17/2015, 2:13 AM

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' to Face Trial in Germany

Oskar Groening was tasked with counting banknotes stolen from prisoners at Nazi deathcamp; ssays he 'regrets' his actions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2015, 1:15 PM

The Curse of Victimhood and Negative Identity

Dr. Tom Sunic, 1/30/2015, 2:20 PM

Italian Jewish Leader Arrested Trying to Flee Auschwitz

'Disgrace' as Rome's Jewish community leader gets locked in death camp parents were murdered in, then interrogated by Polish police.Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 3:33 PM

Britain Announces New Holocaust Memorial

Announcement comes on 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation, as Cameron pledges UK will 'keep its promise to remember' Nazi genocide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 6:21 PM

Putin: Attempts to Rewrite Holocaust History 'Unacceptable'

Russia's Vladimir Putin decries 'immoral' attempts to 'hush up' Nazi crimes at Moscow Auschwitz liberation commemorations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 5:59 PM

Orban Admits Hungary's 'Shameful' Holocaust Role

Budapest admits Hungary's role in the Holocaust during ceremony marking 70th anniversary of camp's liberation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2015, 11:00 PM

Merkel: It's a Disgrace Jews in Germany Still Face Threats

At an event for the commemoration of the liberation from Auschwitz, Chancellor Angela Merkel stresses 'anti-Semitism must be stood up to.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2015, 7:47 PM

Watch: New York Councilman Rips Anti-Israel 'Hitler Supporters'

David Greenfield slams anti-Israel protest at council's Auschwitz commemoration - 'they're upset Hitler didn't finish us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2015, 11:57 AM

The Simpsons Go To... Auschwitz?

Alexsander Palombo draws multiple panels of the cartoon family in concentration camp to spread awareness about Holocaust education.Tova Dvorin, 1/25/2015, 3:37 PM

Putin Won't Go to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Event commemorating 70 years since the Red Army liberated the death camp to conspicuously lack Putin, who allegedly wasn't invited.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2015, 1:22 PM

British Councillor Suspended Over Auschwitz-Related Tweet

Labour councillor in Nottingham suspended after re-tweeting an image of the Auschwitz train tracks with a political slogan.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2015, 2:14 AM

Record Number of People Visited Auschwitz in 2014

More than 1.5 million people from around the world visited the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2014, says the Auschwitz museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 2:45 AM

Czech Jewish Community Opposes Putin Invite to Holocaust Event

Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic object to Putin attending Auschwitz liberation event over Ukraine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2014, 8:06 PM

German Court to Try Former Auschwitz Guard for Murder

Oskar Groening, 93, arrested in September for his role in the deaths of 300,000 people during the Holocaust, will be tried in 2015.Cynthia Blank, 12/15/2014, 10:49 PM

David Cameron Honors Holocaust Victims at Auschwitz

British prime minister leaves message in visitor book at site of former Nazi death camp: 'We must never forget.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2014, 3:31 PM

'Arbeit Macht Frei' Sign Stolen from Dachau Camp

A sign from Auschwitz , which bears the same slogan, was stolen and cut into pieces in December 2009.Arutz Sheva, 11/2/2014, 8:49 PM

Israeli Socialist Movement Compares IDF to Nazis at Auschwitz

Outrage after youth movement educator's letter equating IDF soldiers with Nazis read during an Israeli high school trip to Auschwitz.Ari Yashar, 9/30/2014, 3:58 PM

Vatican Pledges 100K Euros To Auschwitz Museum

Donation to help upkeep for death camp's preservation - and save the Vatican's image.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2014, 7:03 PM

300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder Against Auschwitz Guard

93-year-old Oskar Groening charged by German prosecutors for role in stealing from murdered Jews in infamous death camp.Ari Yashar, 9/15/2014, 9:04 PM

Woman Behind 'Auschwitz Selfie' Defends Her Actions

Eighteen year-old Breanna Mitchell insists she 'wouldn't do anything differently' after taking smiling selfie in death camp.Tova Dvorin, 7/28/2014, 10:52 PM

Auschwitz Poster Pulled from Major US Retailers

Poster showing 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign pulled from big-box stores in the US. But why was it being sold at all?Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2014, 8:34 AM

German Teacher Caught Trying to Steal Relics from Auschwitz

German teacher attempts to steal victims' items from Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in latest case of death camp-linked theft.AFP, 7/2/2014, 9:36 PM

Suspected Nazi War Criminal Arrested in Philadelphia

Following a German warrant, 89-year-old man arrested on charges of aiding and abetting the killing of Jews in Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2014, 2:16 AM

Did the US Save Nazi General to Gain Rocket Technology Secrets?

German documentary reveals evidence US faked SS missiles expert's suicide, spirited off to America to develop weapons programs.Ari Yashar, 6/11/2014, 11:08 AM

'My Nazi Grandfather? I Would Have Shot Him'

Grandson of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoess chose to dedicate his life to fighting neo-Nazism after finding out his family's dark past.AFP, 5/19/2014, 6:55 PM

Auschwitz Museum Hit By Theft, Vandalism

Museum officials left scrambling to cope with visitors scrawling their names, taking 'souvenirs' from death camp.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2014, 4:15 PM

A New Jewish Center in Auschwitz

The home of Oswiecim's last Jewish resident now an expansion to museum, preserves history of 400-year-old Jewish community.Nissan Tzur, 5/1/2014, 8:13 PM

Watch Live: 'March of the Living' at Auschwitz Birkenau

Thousands are participating in the powerful annual march through the Nazi death camps. Join live for the main ceremony.Yoni Kempinski, 4/28/2014, 3:49 PM

Missionary Group Slammed for 'Cynical' Use of Holocaust Imagery

Anti-Defamation League condemns Jews For Jesus for 'cynical abuse of the Holocaust' over video portraying Jesus at Auschwitz.Ari Soffer, 4/24/2014, 12:44 PM

WJC Praises Germany's Crackdown on Former Nazi War Criminals

"The prosecution of those who participated in terrible crimes sends a clear message that justice must be done," says Ronald Lauder.Elad Benari, 3/19/2014, 2:45 AM

Germany Cracks Down on Nazi War Criminals

90-year old female 'fanatic' Auschwitz guard who beat and confined prisoners part of series of arrests, after legal precedent opens trials.Ari Yashar, 3/18/2014, 3:35 PM