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News and updates about World War II

Danish PM:

'An attack on Jews is an attack on all of Denmark'

President Rivlin participates in ceremony marking 75th anniversary of the rescue of Danish Jews at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen.

'An attack on Jews is an attack on all of Denmark'

Ex-Nazi soldier loses final appeal to keep Canadian citizenship

Court: 'Reasonable' to strip citizenship from former Nazi who lied in order to enter Canada.

Ex-Nazi soldier loses final appeal to keep Canadian citizenship

Nazis’ aerial photography helps map, preserve Jewish cemeteries

German government funding effort to use Nazi photographs to find, preserve Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.

Nazis’ aerial photography helps map, preserve Jewish cemeteries

Former SS guard to stand trial over deaths at Stutthof

94-year-old to go on trial on charges of complicity in mass murders of several hundred prisoners at Stutthof concentration camp.

Former SS guard to stand trial over deaths at Stutthof

New book reveals depth of French collaboration with Nazis

'The State Against the Jews' reveals French authorities were willing collaborators in hunting down, deporting Jews to concentration camps.

New book reveals depth of French collaboration with Nazis

UK ignored rise of anti-Semitism in WWII, documents show

Newly-released documents show British authorities ignored massive increase in anti-Semitism in UK during World War II.

UK ignored rise of anti-Semitism in WWII, documents show

Unopened letter sent to Anne Frank’s father in 1942 to be sold

Unopened letter discovered among deceased stamp collector's belongings to be auctioned off.

Unopened letter sent to Anne Frank’s father in 1942 to be sold

Poland obtains WWII archive showing efforts to save Jews

Poland obtains archive that documents efforts by Polish diplomats to get Jews out of Europe.

Poland obtains WWII archive showing efforts to save Jews

Jewish US soldier buried 74 years after going missing in WWII

Hometown hero David Rosenkrantz buried by family in California, after having been listed as missing since World War II.

Jewish US soldier buried 74 years after going missing in WWII

The July 1938 Conference that sealed the fate of European Jewry

The Evian Conference on Jewish refugees from Nazism gave Hitler the green light to implement the Final Solution.

The July 1938 Conference that sealed the fate of European Jewry

Anne Frank’s family was never denied US visas, study states

New study shows Frank family's documents, visa applications, were lost, not rejected.

Anne Frank’s family was never denied US visas, study states

Soldier who played cantor during WWII 'tried his best'

Max Fuchs, US soldier who led historic Jewish service in Germany during WWII, dies at 96.

Soldier who played cantor during WWII 'tried his best'

Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Haredim flock to Polish schoolyard where they say a cemetery used to stand.

Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

This Jewish man survived World War II -- in Axis-era Japan

Son of Russian-Jewish immigrants says his best friend was a member of Hitler Youth, but he 'didn't feel he was living among the enemy.'

This Jewish man survived World War II -- in Axis-era Japan

Einstein letters on the auction block

Letters written by Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa, including one written during and about the Holocaust, are up for auction.

Einstein letters on the auction block

Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank passes away

Gena Turgel, who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before her death, dies at 95.

Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank passes away

101-year-old Jewish British World War II vet honored by Queen

Mordaunt Cohen receives Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to education about World War II.

101-year-old Jewish British World War II vet honored by Queen

Mass evacuation expected in Berlin due to old bomb

Central railway station, government offices and hospital to be evacuated on Friday, in order to neutralize huge explosive from World War II.

Mass evacuation expected in Berlin due to old bomb

Poland approves holiday honoring Poles who saved Jews

Polish lawmakers approve national holiday honoring the Poles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.

Poland approves holiday honoring Poles who saved Jews

Polish Holocaust rescuers urge dialogue with Israel

Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust call for dialogue between Poland and Israel amid row over Holocaust law.

Polish Holocaust rescuers urge dialogue with Israel

Poland's opposition proposes amendment to Holocaust law

Poland's main opposition party tables amendment to government's controversial Holocaust bill.

Poland's opposition proposes amendment to Holocaust law

Polish official: The prime minister said the truth

Poland's Bronisław Wildstein says Polish PM didn't blame Jews for the Holocaust but did "speak the truth" and doesn't have to apologize.

Polish official: The prime minister said the truth

Arutz Sheva host receives France's highest honor

Veteran journalist and Arutz Sheva host Walter Bingham awarded the Legion d’Honneur for his role in the invasion of Normandy.

Arutz Sheva host receives France's highest honor

Merkel won't comment on Polish law

German Chancellor declines to comment on Polish law imposing jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust.

Merkel won't comment on Polish law

Tillerson 'disappointed' after Polish bill signed

Secretary of State expresses concern that controversial Polish law "affects freedom of speech and academic inquiry".

Tillerson 'disappointed' after Polish bill signed

Polish Senate approves controversial Holocaust bill

Polish senators approve bill making it illegal to suggest Poland was responsible for Nazi atrocities. President must now sign it into law.

Polish Senate approves controversial Holocaust bill

State Department urges Poland to re-evaluate Holocaust law

State Department spokeswoman says U.S. concerned about repercussions of proposed Polish law on Holocaust.

State Department urges Poland to re-evaluate Holocaust law

Polish President says country didn't take part in Holocaust

Poland's President: Individual Poles took actions against Jews but there was no institutionalized participation by Poland in the Holocaust.

Polish President says country didn't take part in Holocaust

Poland seeks to tamp down German war reparations row

Polish minister says country is 'looking for solutions,' says issue of reparations should not harm relationship with Germany.

Poland seeks to tamp down German war reparations row

Japanese PM pays tribute to 'Japanese Schindler'

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits memorial to Chiune Sugihara, who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust.

Japanese PM pays tribute to 'Japanese Schindler'

'Nazi toys' on sale at Amazon

German citizen petitions Amazon.com to 'take action' against manufacturers of toy Nazi soldiers.

'Nazi toys' on sale at Amazon

US aircraft carrier gets a Torah scroll

Son and grandson of World War II army veteran donate Torah scroll to Navy aircraft carrier in his honor.

US aircraft carrier gets a Torah scroll

French Holocaust survivor donates $1 million to aid US veterans

Survivor donates $1 million for US veterans to thank American troops for saving his life during World War II. 'Not too late to give back.'

French Holocaust survivor donates $1 million to aid US veterans

Former guard at Majdanek charged in Germany

German prosecutors charge 96-year-old former SS guard at Majdanek with complicity in the murder of detainees.

Former guard at Majdanek charged in Germany

Russia: Western Europe is guilty for the rise of Hitler

Russian Foreign Ministry releases statement blaming Britain and France for signing the Munich Agreement - thus starting World War II.

Russia: Western Europe is guilty for the rise of Hitler

Poland tasks lawmakers with estimating German war reparations

Poland creates committee to investigate World War II reparations owed by Germany to Poland, does not set for results.

Poland tasks lawmakers with estimating German war reparations

German TV airs interviews with SS death squad soldiers

Israeli Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff works with German TV to bring SS soldiers' to justice.

German TV airs interviews with SS death squad soldiers

Germany rejects Polish call for more WWII reparations

Agreement made in 1953 remains binding, German official says.

Germany rejects Polish call for more WWII reparations

World-famous monkey was nearly eliminated by the Nazis

How Curious George’s creators saved the beloved monkey from the Nazis.

World-famous monkey was nearly eliminated by the Nazis

Unexploded WWII bomb found at nuclear power plant

Bomb squad called in after bomb dropped by US on Japan during WWII found on premises of Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Unexploded WWII bomb found at nuclear power plant

Documents on Nazi war criminals released to US museum

Argentina delivers thousands of WWII-era documents to US Holocaust museum.

Documents on Nazi war criminals released to US museum

Netanyahu to mark 75th anniversary of roundup of French Jews

Netanyahu to visit Paris for the 75th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup.

Netanyahu to mark 75th anniversary of roundup of French Jews

AP refutes claims it helped Nazis

Associated Press publishes review concluding its staff did not help the Nazis or their cause during World War II.

AP refutes claims it helped Nazis

Why is New York City honoring a Nazi collaborator?

Jewish groups up in arms over street marker on Broadway honoring French collaborator convicted of treason.

Why is New York City honoring a Nazi collaborator?

Le Pen denies France rounded up Jews

Marine Le Pen denies French state was responsible for wartime round-up of Jews who were then sent to Nazi death camps.

Le Pen denies France rounded up Jews

Hitler's Jewish landlord

Prior to his rise to power, Hitler rented from a Jewish landlord, treating him 'courteously'.

Hitler's Jewish landlord

Soldier killed in World War II gets Star of David headstone

WWII airman gets Star of David on his headstone 75 years after being shot down.

Soldier killed in World War II gets Star of David headstone

UK ends child refugee resettlement program

UK ends child refugee program proposed by Kindertransport passenger.

UK ends child refugee resettlement program

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.

Auschwitz museum appeals for personal SS documents

Club supporting German right-wing creates ad with WWII fighter

A club supporting Germany's Alternative for Deutschland party uses World War II resistance heroine to pump up support.

Club supporting German right-wing creates ad with WWII fighter

Dutch rescuer of Jews during Holocaust dies at 96

Marion Pritchard, a Dutch social work student who rescued Jews during World War II, has died.

Dutch rescuer of Jews during Holocaust dies at 96

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to return Nazi-looted painting

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will return a Nazi-looted painting to the heirs of its original Jewish owner, completing a two-year process.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to return Nazi-looted painting

House passes bill to help recover Nazi-looted art

Bill to facilitate the return of Nazi-looted artworks to their original owners passes U.S. House of Representatives.

House passes bill to help recover Nazi-looted art

France returns painting to Jewish family who fled Nazis

France returns a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who fled the Nazis.

France returns painting to Jewish family who fled Nazis

Czech Jews slam volleyball team named for poison used by Nazis

Czech Jews protest the naming of a children’s volleyball team Cyklon B, after the poison that Nazis used to kill Jews.

Czech Jews slam volleyball team named for poison used by Nazis

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.

Trial of former SS medic opens after long delay

A meaningful week in September

Jay Shapiro on how the world changed forever in September 1939.

A meaningful week in September

EU allocates $1.5 million to expand Lodz train station museum

European Union allocates $1.5 million for the expansion of the museum at the Radegast train station in Lodz.

EU allocates $1.5 million to expand Lodz train station museum

Poland signs law to prevent return of post-WWII property

President Andrzej Duda has signed a law which would allow Warsaw to refuse property claims for confiscations made after World War II.

Poland signs law to prevent return of post-WWII property

Former aide to top Nazi opens up, says few would've taken stand

Joseph Goebbels' former personal secretary reveals what it was like working for Hitler's chief propagandist in a new film about her life.

Former aide to top Nazi opens up, says few would've taken stand