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

Auschwitz Prisoner Tattoo Equipment Uncovered

The discovery of a set of instruments used to tattoo Auschwitz inmates is being hailed as 'one of the most important finds in years.'David Lev, 3/13/2014, 9:27 AM

Suspected Nazi War Criminal Ruled Unfit for Trial

94-year-old Hans Lipschis, suspected of being an SS guard at Auschwitz, deemed unfit for trial by German court.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/28/2014, 10:30 PM

Germany Arrests Three Suspected Auschwitz Guards

Three men aged 88, 92 and 94 detained by German authorities on suspicion of being guards at Auschwitz.Elad Benari, 2/21/2014, 4:14 AM

Belgium: Train Announcement Asks Jews to 'Get Off at Auschwitz'

Horrifying anti-Semitic announcement on Belgian train bears striking similarity to 2012 incident; perpetrators have not been caught.Tova Dvorin, 2/12/2014, 3:48 PM

'Because of Israel' Auschwitz Won't Happen Again

Johnny Daniels of Mimaamakim project that brought MKs to visit Auschwitz talks about the purpose of the unique trip.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 1/31/2014, 7:44 AM

Croatia Opens Investigation Against Alleged Auschwitz Guard

Croatian prosecutors open a war crimes investigation against 90-year-old suspected of having been a guard in several Nazi camps.Elad Benari, 1/31/2014, 5:43 AM

Prominent US Jews At Auschwitz Vow 'Never Forget'

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and billionaire Stewart Rahr visit 'worst place on earth,' vow to apply lessons.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 6:31 PM

US Refrained from Bombing Auschwitz 'To Avoid Jewish Influx'

Historian Rafael Medoff's research shows how repeated pleas to bomb camps were ignored intentionally.Ari Yashar, 1/29/2014, 12:10 PM

'Never Again', Say European Parliamentarians at Aushcwitz

Israeli MKs who visited Auschwitz for International Holocaust Remembrance Day were joined by European parliamentarians.Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari, 1/29/2014, 6:14 AM

In Holocaust 'America and US Jews Did Nothing'

After Bennett asks where US was in Holocaust during Auschwitz visit, Langfan cites Yad Vashem historical analysis to answer.Ari Yashar, 1/28/2014, 8:14 PM

Survivor's Prayer Shawl Returns to Auschwitz

Minister Uri Ariel recited the Kaddish at Auschwitz wrapped in a tallit which belonged to Shlomo Yom Tov-Hauft, a survivor of the camp.Yoni Kempinski, 1/28/2014, 2:15 AM

'Where was the US During the Holocaust?'

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon react to seeing Auschwitz for the first time.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 1/28/2014, 1:13 AM

Knesset MKs Visit Auschwitz

Landmark delegation of MKs, Polish MPs, Israeli and Polish governments visit Auschwitz for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Tova Dvorin, 1/27/2014, 5:51 PM

'My Family Were Burned in Auschwitz – Now It’s Time for Kaddish'

MK Eliezer Moses to make first visit to Holocaust death camp where 70 of his relatives died.Maayana Miskin, 1/26/2014, 10:25 AM

Fallen Soldier’s Diary to Accompany Auschwitz Delegation

Mother of slain soldier found diary after his death; 'Hitler didn’t care if a Jew was left- or right-wing. Terrorists don’t care either'.Maayana Miskin, 1/23/2014, 3:02 PM

Taiwan Translates First Report on Auschwitz into Chinese

Chinese-language edition of the first account of Auschwitz, by Polish hero Witold Pilecki, to be released Wednesday.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2014, 2:12 AM

Polish Opposition: Don't Say 'Polish Death Camp'

Poland opposition's bill would impose prison sentences on those who say Nazi concentration camps were "Polish camps."Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 10:10 PM

Turkish Students Found Guilty of Nazi Salute at Auschwitz

Pair of 22 year-old history students avoid jail, receive 6-month suspended sentence in second such incident in recent months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2013, 10:33 PM

UN Chief at Auschwitz: A Terrible Horror

"The United Nations is committed to the work of Holocaust remembrance and education," says Ban Ki-moon during visit to Auschwitz.Elad Benari, 11/19/2013, 3:43 AM

UN Chief to Visit Auschwitz

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is planning to be the first ever UN chief to visit the Auschwitz death camp in Poland.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 5:12 AM

Hungary Pledges Funds for Auschwitz Upkeep

Hungary pledges $160,000 towards the upkeep of the Auschwitz memorial, following criticism that it was stalling on funds.Elad Benari, 8/15/2013, 4:46 AM

Minister Falls Ill after Auschwitz Visit

Education minister was carried off prime minister's plane in a stretcher when it returned to Israel.Gil Ronen, 6/13/2013, 9:54 PM

Netanyahu to Inaugurate New Auschwitz Exhibition

PM Netanyahu will visit Poland on June 13 for the opening of a new exhibition at museum of former Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/4/2013, 1:15 AM

Min. Landau: Yes, They're Auschwitz Borders

Tourism Minister stands behind his statement opposing a return to pre-1967 lines.Mark Langfan, 5/30/2013, 7:27 PM

Newly Discovered Prisoner Journal Donated to Auschwitz

Auschwitz-Birkenau museum has acquired newly discovered journal written and illustrated by prisoners of Nazi German death camp. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/29/2013, 10:46 PM

Muslim Imams Pray for Holocaust Victims at Auschwitz

Muslim leaders from across the globe pray for the Holocaust dead, during a visit to the Auschwitz death camp.Elad Benari, 5/23/2013, 6:12 AM

US Imams to Visit Auschwitz

US envoys will join imams for a visit to Auschwitz, the State Department said Tuesday.Arutz Sheva tsaff, 5/22/2013, 9:48 AM

Airline Mulls Israel-Poland Link For Auschwitz School Trips

A low-cost European airline is looking to introduce flights between Israel and Poland to cater to Israeli schoolchildren visiting AuschwitzArutz Sheva staff, 5/21/2013, 9:54 PM

Muslim Clerics to Visit Auschwitz in Anti-Genocide Program

Muslim clerics to visit the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp as part of a Holocaust awareness and anti-genocide program.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/19/2013, 9:57 PM

Drawings from Nazi Camp Displayed at Berlin Museum

Secret drawings and sketches that a Czech artist produced and kept hidden from his Nazi captors go on display at the Jewish Museum.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/18/2013, 2:01 AM

Germany Arrests Former Auschwitz Guard

Hans Lipschis, a 93-year-old alleged former guard at Auschwitz, arrested by Germany. He claims he was a cook.Elad Benari, 5/7/2013, 6:13 AM

Poland's 'Hidden Jews' Gather for a Special Shabbat

Dozens of "hidden Jews," Poles who have long-forgotten Jewish roots, gathered for a special Shabbat - at the gates of AuschwitzDavid Lev, 4/8/2013, 6:59 PM

PM Calls Hana, whose Israel ID Echoes Camp Number

Part of the number the Nazis tattooed on Hana's arm reappeared in her Israeli ID.Gil Ronen, 4/8/2013, 4:17 PM

Greek Jews Commemorate Anniversary of Deportation to Auschwitz

Thessaloniki commemorated the 70th anniversary of the first deportation of its Jews to Auschwitz., 3/17/2013, 6:20 AM

Only Surviving Synagogue Near Auschwitz on Verge of Collapse

A synagogue near the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is on the verge of collapse, officials warned last week. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/18/2013, 5:22 PM

Detroit Auschwitz Sign An 'Intentional, Malicious Act' of Hatred

ADL expresses outrage over 'Arbeit Macht Frei' Auschwitz sign at Packard Plant in Detroit.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/7/2013, 11:11 PM

Hungarian Holocaust Denier Ordered to Visit Auschwitz

Court orders first Hungarian convicted under a Holocaust denial law to visit Auschwitz or Yad Vashem.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/1/2013, 10:37 PM

Russia Unveils New Exhibition at Auschwitz

Russia unveils an exhibition honoring its soldiers at the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, on the anniversary of the camp's liberation.Elad Benari, 1/28/2013, 5:16 AM

Auschwitz Records 1.43 Million Visitors in 2012

The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp memorial and museum registered 1.43 million visitors in 2012, a record number in its 65-year history. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/8/2013, 8:31 PM

The Auschwitz Boxer – A Surviving Holocaust Story

A Holocaust survivor recalls “Prisoner 77,” who boxed his way into survival at the notorious Auschwitz death camp. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/26/2012, 7:36 AM

Oldest Known Auschwitz Survivor Dies

Antoni Dobrowolski, the oldest known survivor of Auschwitz, passed away on Sunday at age 108David Lev, 10/22/2012, 10:53 PM

Video: Google Makes History Come Alive on the Web

Google launched a new online archive of landmark 20th century events and personalities, highlighting a number of key Jewish themes. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/11/2012, 5:25 PM

Jewish Groups Protest Weight-Loss Ad Featuring Holocaust Victims

An Estonian newspaper has published an ad for weight-loss pills depicting emaciated Jews in a Nazi death camp. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/10/2012, 3:53 PM

Italian Man Steals Barbed Wire from Auschwitz

66-year-old Italian man arrested after being caught with a piece of barbed wire he stole from the Auschwitz concentration camp.Elad Benari, 8/13/2012, 3:11 AM

Israel Police Fulfill ‘Unwritten Will’ in Auschwitz

Hundreds of officers visit the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in uniform. ‘Fulfilling our slain brothers’ last command.’Maayana Miskin, 8/13/2012, 12:10 AM

ADL Slams Comparison of Iranian Exile Camp to Auschwitz

Lawmakers accused US, Iraqi leaders of being responsible for atrocious conditions of Iranian exiles, with one making comparison to AuschwitzRachel Hirshfeld , 8/5/2012, 4:09 PM

Hamas Outraged Over PA Official's Auschwitz Visit

A visit to Auschwitz by an advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has sparked outrage among Hamas terrorists.Elad Benari, 8/2/2012, 4:14 AM

Last Survivor of 1942 Auschwitz Escape Passes Away

August Kowalczyk, the last remaining survivor from a group of prisoners who escaped Auschwitz in 1942, passes away at 90.Elad Benari, 7/31/2012, 6:13 AM

Australia Donates $500,000 to Auschwitz Fund

The Australian government donated $500,000 to the Auschwitz-Birkenau preservation fund. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/27/2012, 1:53 PM

UK Newspaper Tracks Down No.1 'Most Wanted' Nazi

A British newspaper says it has tracked down the world's Number 1 'Most Wanted' Nazi war criminal.Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2012, 10:04 AM

German Soccer Team's Visit to Auschwitz Sparks Controversy

Prominent German Jewish leader criticizes a visit by members of the German national soccer team to the Auschwitz death camp. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/5/2012, 10:00 PM

German Soccer Delegation to Visit Auschwitz

German soccer players and officials will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, after an exhibition game against Israel before the European Championship.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/30/2012, 4:35 PM

Chinese Premier Visits Auschwitz, Commemorates Six Million

The Chinese Premier placed a floral wreath in China's national colors at the foot of the "wall of death,” to commemorate the six million.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/29/2012, 10:22 AM

Chinese Premier Visits Auschwitz Death Camp

China's prime minister pays homage to the victims of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/28/2012, 12:07 AM

Italian Daily: Holocaust "The Greatest Lie of Modern Times"

Robert Faurisson sparks an uproar with a blatantly anti-Semitic article in an Italian gov't funded newspaper.Giulio Meotti, 3/2/2012, 1:14 AM