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Swedish nun who saved Jews from Nazis made a saint

Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad rescued at least 12 Jews during the Holocaust, hiding them her convent in Rome.JTA, 6/6/2016, 7:31 AM

Swedish nun sainted for saving Jews

Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad, who saved between 12 and 60 Jews during Holocaust, receives beatification from Pope Francis.Matt Wanderman, 6/5/2016, 8:29 PM

'Comparing Israel to Nazis is anti-Semitic'

Body devoted to commemorating the Holocaust adopts a definition of anti-Semitism that includes some hate speech against Israel.JTA, 6/3/2016, 4:03 AM

Harry Wu, human rights fighter: A giant among men

Farewell tribute to a man with a crystal heart who died suddenly a month ago. Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 6/1/2016, 9:08 AM

Holocaust monuments vandalized in Poland, Italy

Far-right anti-Semites target memorial in Poland, while far-left vandals desecrate Holocaust memorial in Italy.JTA, 5/30/2016, 5:06 PM

Holocaust survivor sings anthem at Tigers game

89-year-old Hermina Hirsch fulfills lifelong dream, sings national anthem at Detroit Tigers-Tampa Bay Rays game.JTA, 5/24/2016, 6:14 AM

Amsterdam to pay Jews for Holocaust survivor taxes

Amsterdam will give Jewish community $11 million as compensation for taxes imposed on Holocaust survivors who returned home.JTA, 5/24/2016, 3:00 AM

Brazilian senators associate Holocaust with crisis

Two Brazilian senators compare the Holocaust to Brazil's political environment following President Rousseff's suspension.JTA, 5/20/2016, 6:31 AM

WWII vet reunited with survivor he liberated

Sid Shafner and Marcel Levy forged a close friendship after Shafner liberated Dachau concentration camp, but the two lost touch for decades.Ari Soffer, 5/18/2016, 10:41 AM

Antwerp demo over refusal to honor Shoah victims

Jews from Brussels mounted demonstration against Antwerp - and its local Jewish community - for vetoing cobblestone memorial.JTA, 5/12/2016, 6:35 PM

Romania facilitates restitution of survivors

Romania’s Parliament passes legislation prioritizing the processing of claims belonging to Holocaust survivors.JTA, 5/11/2016, 5:04 AM

Polish NY consulate picketed for 'Shoah whitewash'

200 demonstrators protest attempts by Polish government to 'deny Polish war crimes during the Holocaust.'JTA, 5/10/2016, 10:40 PM

Auschwitz survivor and 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

Jewish high schoolers picket NY Polish consulate

200 demonstrators outside the Polish consulate in New York protest “attempts to deny Polish war crimes during the Holocaust.”JTA, 5/6/2016, 3:41 AM

Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews

In Yom Hashoah message, President Barack Obama calls for solidarity with Jews facing anti-Semitism.JTA, 5/6/2016, 2:07 AM

Netanyahu bares his tragic ties to the Holocaust

At Knesset ceremony, Netanyahu reads a poem by his father-in-law and recalls all of his family who perished at the hands of the Nazis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 3:29 PM

'One Yad Vashem is enough'

PM Binyamin Netanyahu meets with Holocaust survivors before memorial ceremony. 'Our strength is your strength.'Arutz Sheva staff, 5/3/2016, 10:57 PM

Ghetto photos turn out to be famous US family

Photos from Lithuanian ghetto turn out to be family of America's most prominent Yiddish scholars.Uriel Heilman, 5/3/2016, 10:34 PM

Lithuanian Holocaust monument vandalized

Holocaust memorial monument desecrated, smashed on anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birthday, in apparent neo-Nazi attack.JTA, 5/3/2016, 5:14 PM

45,000 Shoah survivors live in poverty in Israel

Grim statistics also reveal 50% suffer from bad health, loneliness. Former MK: Government must make a master plan.Tova Dvorin, 5/3/2016, 3:56 PM

Ohio Jewish leader dies at 68

Joyce Garver Keller who helped establish a state Holocaust memorial in Ohio, dies at 68.JTA, 5/3/2016, 6:06 AM

Holocaust commemoration begins at home

After Dutch woman discovered that Holocaust victims used to live in what is now her home, she thought about them constantly.Cnaan Liphshiz, 5/2/2016, 11:56 PM

50 Holocaust survivors have a delayed Bar Mitzvah

In a moving ceremony at the Kotel, 50 survivors denied their Bar or Bat Mitzvah by Nazis finally get the opportunity to do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 6:18 PM

Poland: Town square named after MK's family

MK Hilik Bar's family was murdered in the Holocaust - but the town where they once lived has chosen to preserve their memories.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/2/2016, 12:56 PM

US Holocaust Museum calls out Iran FM's lies

US Holocaust Memorial Museum refuted claim by Iranian Foreign Minister that competition mocking the Holocaust nothing to do with his gov't.JTA, 5/1/2016, 4:41 PM

Martin Gray, Holocaust memoirist, dies at 93

Polish-born Holocaust survivor whose memoir 'For Those I Love' became best-seller, TV miniseries, found dead in his pool.JTA, 4/26/2016, 10:52 AM

Grandmother's chutzpah helped rescue 1000s of Jews

Dutch Jewish woman refused to be put off by ambassador, ultimately leading to thousands of Jews escaping Holocaust.Alyza D. Lewin, 4/26/2016, 8:13 AM

US to Germany: More funds for Holocaust survivors

US Congress calls on German government to provide additional aid to aging Holocaust survivors.JTA, 4/26/2016, 7:15 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

The book that kept them together in the Holocaust

Hiding in wartime Europe just under the nose of the Nazi army, a Jewish couple found a unique way of keeping in touch.Cnaan Liphshiz, 4/25/2016, 8:27 PM

German Jew-turned US spy against the Nazis, dies

Frederick Mayer, who fled Nazi Germany, risked his life posing as a German officer after parachuting back seven years later.JTA, 4/24/2016, 9:57 AM

Iranian FM uses Holocaust to justify nukes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif uses the phrase "never again" in justifying his country’s nuclear program.Ben Ariel, 4/21/2016, 1:16 AM

Florida governor signs off on Holocaust memorial

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill to create a Holocaust memorial in Tallahassee.JTA, 4/20/2016, 6:02 AM

Rio public school named for Holocaust survivor

Brazilian public school named after iconic Brazilian-Jewish leaders Aleksander Henryk Laks.JTA, 4/18/2016, 2:17 PM

Why did a Tel Aviv school ban Holocaust trips?

High school principle complains remembrance trips to concentration camps encourage students to be too pro-Israel.JTA, 4/13/2016, 11:48 AM

Elder care bill includes to assist survivors

New provision in bill funding assistance for the elderly directs the federal government to assist Holocaust survivors.JTA, 4/11/2016, 3:58 AM

93-year-old Auschwitz guard dies 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

Holocaust survivor describes hellish life in camps

92-year-old Holocaust survivor participates in Reddit session, details his harrowing near-death to liberation story.JTA, 4/8/2016, 4:58 AM

British fund rejected 75% of Holocaust survivors

Only one in four Jewish victims of the Nazis who applied for compensation from a British fund were paid, new documents show.JTA, 4/6/2016, 12:57 AM

Associated Press collaborated with Nazi regime

Explosive revelations show how AP cooperated with Nazis in return for access to Germany; agency scrambles to respond.Ari Soffer, 3/30/2016, 3:47 PM

Late justice for Serbia's Jewish Holocaust victims

Serbia becomes first to return to remaining Jewish community the property that belonged to Jews murdered in the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2016, 7:50 AM

Dutch gov't renews payments to Holocaust survivors

Dutch reverse decision denying Holocaust compensation payments to Israeli citizens following personal intervention by MK Gafni.David Rosenberg, 3/28/2016, 7:18 PM

Germany censures judge for helping survivors

German judge on trial for revealing that his colleagues frequently prevent Holocaust survivors from receiving compensation.Shimon Cohen, 3/28/2016, 8:34 AM

Anne Frank-themed 'escape room' criticized

The Anne Frank Foundation blasts Dutch company for creating a bunker resembling the Frank family's wartime hideout, ‘tacky and offensive’.Shoshana Miskin, 3/21/2016, 10:26 AM

Israeli Holocaust survivor is world's oldest man

Guinness World Records recognizes Yisrael Kristal, who survived both world wars and Auschwitz as the oldest man in the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2016, 3:50 PM

Rivlin thanks Romania for its Holocaust education

President Reuven Rivlin hosts state dinner in honor of visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2016, 2:13 AM

Human remains found in Nazi concentration camp

Maintenance workers at Plaszow concentration camp uncover buried human bones. Police investigating incident.Nissan Tzur, 3/2/2016, 8:19 PM

'Germany 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

Exclusive interview: 'Journey with an Enemy' on the Lithuanian Shoah

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ruta Vanagaite on her new book, My people; Journey with an enemy: "Older people have apparently found the book quite offensive; it is incredibly painful for them to face their past." Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 2/21/2016, 3:01 PM

Last survivor of Treblinka revolt passes away

Samuel Willenberg, last survivor of the Treblinka revolt in 1943, passed away on Friday at the age of 93.Orly Harari, 2/20/2016, 7:20 PM

Shaked: Haaretz cheapening memory of Holocaust

After Haaretz article compares Bennett to Nazis, Justice Minister slams paper's incitement and cheapening of the Holocaust.David Rosenberg, 2/18/2016, 2:40 PM

Introducing Holocaust testimony: The app

HP and Yad Vashem are teaming up to create an app that will provide easy global access to all of the documents in the Yad Vashem archives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 9:29 AM

Jewish historian in Austrian jail despite evidence

In a bizarre and troubling case, Stephan Templ was jailed over a claim to property looted during the Holocaust. Will new findings free him?Gil Ronen, 2/16/2016, 8:28 PM

Will Poland revoke award from Jewish Historian?

American-Polish professor Jan Tomasz may lose state honor for arguing Poles were complicit in Nazi war crimes.Shoshana Miskin, 2/14/2016, 10:28 PM

Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in Croatia

Jakob Denzinger, who was under investigation for his Nazi past, dies at 92 before being prosecuted.Ben Ariel, 2/14/2016, 6:36 AM

Austrian official oks calling survivors a 'plague'

Prosecutor's office in Graz drops Holocaust denial case against far-right author, says Nazi camp inmates 'engaged in crime' after release.Cynthia Blank, 2/11/2016, 2:14 PM

'There are still men 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