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

Auschwitz survivor and longtime NY Jewish leader dies at 92

Ernest (Ernie) Michel, who survived Auschwitz and a forced death march, dies at 92.JTA, 5/10/2016, 5:00 AM

Survivor loses lawsuit on 'Polish' death camps

Polish court dismisses case by Auschwitz survivor against German broadcaster that called Nazi camps 'Polish.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2016, 9:17 PM

93-year-old Auschwitz guard dies a week before trial

Former SS guard dies a week before he was scheduled to go on trial for his alleged role in the murder of more than 1,000 at Auschwitz.JTA, 4/8/2016, 5:31 AM

Polish court won't drop case against Auschwitz thieves

Court in Poland refuses to drop a case against two British teenagers who were caught stealing from Nazi death camp.Ben Ariel, 3/23/2016, 4:44 AM

German soccer team apologizes over 'Auschwitz' tweet

Bayern Munich apologizes after a graphic posted on their Twitter account was misinterpreted as having links to Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 5:12 AM

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz in July

Pope Francis to visit Nazi concentration camp as part of his visit to Poland.Ben Ariel, 3/13/2016, 6:39 AM

'German justice is covering its slipshod job on Holocaust'

After hearing is suspended for ill ex-SS Auschwitz medic, his lawyer takes state to task for not bringing 'those responsible' to justice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/29/2016, 4:56 PM

'There are still men out there with blood on their hands'

Germany begins trial Thursday against former Auschwitz guard, 94, accused of watching over selections for the gas chamber.Coralie Febvre, 2/11/2016, 7:16 AM

Germany puts two SS men on trial over Auschwitz killings

Holocaust survivors, Jewish leaders insist Nazi SS guards' old age should not prevent their prosecution; 'age has no bearing.'Coralie Febvre, 2/9/2016, 11:27 AM

'Auschwitz baby' says last survivors 'must speak out'

Angela Orosz, who was born in the Nazi death camp, testifies against former Auschwitz guard; 'we cannot forgive in the name of 6 million.'Hui Min Neo, 2/9/2016, 10:36 AM

Pope Francis expected to visit Auschwitz in July

Vatican spokesman says Pope visit at death camp is "highly probable".Ben Ariel, 1/29/2016, 5:44 AM

Holocaust survivor donates 'freedom shoes' to Auschwitz

90-year-old Israeli survivor donates miniature shoes that helped her live through the Holocaust to the museum at Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2016, 5:13 AM

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