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Tourist detained for giving Nazi salute at Auschwitz

29-year-old Dutch tourist detained in Poland for giving Nazi salute at site of former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Tourist detained for giving Nazi salute at Auschwitz

Anti-Semitic vandalism discovered at Auschwitz

Nine barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau spray-painted with anti-Semitic phrases and slogans denying the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitic vandalism discovered at Auschwitz

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopens

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopens to the public after nearly four months under a coronavirus lockdown.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopens

Germany doubles fund to preserve Auschwitz-Birkenau

Germany doubles its share of fund to preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to 120 million euros.

Germany doubles fund to preserve Auschwitz-Birkenau

Listen to violinist Alma Rose, forced to lead the Auschwitz orchestra

Listen to violinist Alma Rose, forced to lead the Auschwitz orchestraplayer

UK gov't: Donation to Auschwitz will ensure lessons 'live on for generations'

British Government promises to provide £1 million funding to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

'Ensuring lessons of Auschwitz live on for future generations'

Pomp and circumstance

Pomp and circumstance

Germany's moral choice

Germany's moral choice

Record number of people visited Auschwitz in 2019

A record 2.3 million visitors toured former Nazi death camp last year, an increase of 170,000 from 2018.

Record number of people visited Auschwitz in 2019

Merkel: I bow my head before the victims of the Shoah

German Chancellor expresses "deep shame" at what happened in Auschwitz and Birkenau as she visits the former Nazi death camp.

Merkel: I bow my head before the victims of the Shoah

Museum to display shofar from Auschwitz

NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage reveals never-seen shofar from Auschwitz as part of exhibition.

Museum to display shofar from Auschwitz

Is World War II history still relevant?

Is World War II history still relevant?

US Vice President to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau

Mike Pence will visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp together with Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday.

US Vice President to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau

Romanian minister apologizes over Auschwitz gaffe

Romanian minister apologizes for comparing Auschwitz to African swine fever, says he has 'never offended anyone.'

Romanian minister apologizes over Auschwitz gaffe

Indictment for Auschwitz guard who aided murder of 13,000 Jews

Suspect's defense based on purported ignorance of background, aims, and details of killings.

Indictment for Auschwitz guard who aided murder of 13,000 Jews

Poland: Two Belgians acquitted of Auschwitz theft

Polish court acquits two Belgians who were accused of stealing parts of an electric fence from Auschwitz.

Poland: Two Belgians acquitted of Auschwitz theft

American teen sentenced over Auschwitz vandalism

Polish court gives suspended one-year sentence to 17-year-old American for scratching his name into the barracks at Nazi death camp.

American teen sentenced over Auschwitz vandalism

Madrid opens first global roving Auschwitz exhibit

Roving exhibition displays hundreds of objects from Auschwitz.

Madrid opens first global roving Auschwitz exhibit

Nazi hunter given highest honor by Auschwitz memorial

Serge Klarsfeld, who located top Nazi after WWII and compiled names of children deported to death camps, given 'Light of Memory' award.

Nazi hunter given highest honor by Auschwitz memorial

Arutz Sheva at March of the Living 2017

Arutz Sheva summarizes the March of the Living with participants in the march

Arutz Sheva at March of the Living 2017player

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

Polish police detain 11 men and women who slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at Auschwitz.

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

At Auschwitz, a Jewish journalist confronts his anti-Polish bias

JTA writer with impressions from five-day journalists' seminar to Auschwitz.

At Auschwitz, a Jewish journalist confronts his anti-Polish bias

Pope walks alone through Auschwitz

Pope Francis visits former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, meets survivors.

Pope walks alone through Auschwitz

Germany trying Nazi guards before they die

Germany attempts to bring guards to justice before they die; three concentration camp guards in their 90s to stand trial.

Germany in last push to bring Nazi guards to justice

Type B Holocaust Denial is the One to Watch

Type B Holocaust Denial is the One to Watch

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.'

Auschwitz, 'The Center of All Evil'

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.

Germany Charges Former Auschwitz Guard

The Simpsons Go To... Auschwitz?

Alexsander Palombo draws multiple panels of the cartoon family in concentration camp to spread awareness about Holocaust education.

The Simpsons Go To... Auschwitz?

Putin Won't Go to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary

Event commemorating 70 years since the Red Army liberated the death camp to conspicuously lack Putin, who allegedly wasn't invited.

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

Vatican Pledges 100K Euros To Auschwitz Museum

Donation to help upkeep for death camp's preservation - and save the Vatican's image.

Vatican Pledges 100K Euros To Auschwitz Museum

Jews Fined for Singing 'Ani Maamin' at Auschwitz

Guards at memorial site shouted at a Bnei Akiva group from Australia and South Africa, fined them $350

Jews Fined for Singing 'Ani Maamin' at Auschwitzplayer

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?

Auschwitz Poster Pulled from Major US Retailers

German Teacher Caught Stealing from Auschwitz

German teacher attempts to steal victims' items from Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in latest case of death camp-linked theft.

German Teacher Caught Trying to Steal Relics from Auschwitz

'Last Nazi' on US Soil Arrested

Johann Breyer faces extradition to Germany in what could be the last legal battle against an accused Nazi on US soil.

'Last Nazi' on US Soil Arrested

Auschwitz Museum Hit By Theft, Vandalism

Museum officials left scrambling to cope with visitors scrawling their names, taking 'souvenirs' from death camp.

Auschwitz Museum Hit By Theft, Vandalism

Police Officers to Mark Yom Hashoah in Europe

185 Israeli police officers visiting the concentration camps in Europe and will also participate in the March of the Living.

Israeli Police Officers to Mark Yom Hashoah in Europe

MK Shaken by Holocaust, Modern Anti-Semitism

MK ‘chilled’ by Auschwitz visit, and disturbed at reports of growing anti-Semitism. He describes ‘real revenge’ on Jews’ enemies.

MK Shaken by Holocaust Memories, Modern Anti-Semitism

Auschwitz: Turks Arrested over Nazi Salutes

Second incident in three months sees Turkish students arrested - this time under infamous sign at the entrance to notorious Nazi camp.

Again: Turkish Students Arrested for Nazi Salutes at Auschwitz

Historic Gathering to Combat Anti-Semitism

The objective of the mission is two-fold: to not just remember the Holocaust, but to make sure it never happens again.

Historic Gathering in Auschwitz to Combat Anti-Semitism

Netanyahu's Not Alone on Auschwitz Lessons

Netanyahu's Not Alone on Auschwitz Lessons