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Austrian town to remove memorial to three Waffen SS soldiers

Austrian town to remove memorial to three Waffen SS soldiers

Town of Imst planning to remove a memorial to three soldiers who were members of the Waffen SS during World War II.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/08/2021 23:35
Jewish WWII RAF pilot, one of the last remaining 'Dambusters,' dies at 100

Jewish WWII RAF pilot, one of the last remaining 'Dambusters,' dies at 100

Lawrence "Benny" Goodman was a "Jewish hidden hero" who played an instrumental part in British air campaigns against Nazi infrastructure.Dan Verbin, 20/07/2021 14:48
Outrage in France after Nazi massacre memorial defaced

Outrage in France after Nazi massacre memorial defaced

French Pres. Macron vows to find out who desecrated memorial to nearly 700 victims of Nazi massacre.AFP, 22/08/2020 23:24
Seth MacFarlane adapting Herman Wouk WWII novels for miniseries

Seth MacFarlane adapting Herman Wouk WWII novels for miniseries

“Family Guy” creator is adapting late Jewish author’s epic World War II novels “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” into TV series.Curt Schleier, JTA, 13/08/2020 08:21
When WWII ended there was no armistice, there was surrender

When WWII ended there was no armistice, there was surrender

May 8, 1945 is the day that Nazi Germany recognized its defeat and had to agree to total surrender. And that brought peace. Opinion.Daniel Pinner, 08/05/2020 14:22
Rothschild heir accuses Vienna of 'perpetuating' Nazi laws: reports

Rothschild heir accuses Vienna of 'perpetuating' Nazi laws: reports

Descendant of Rothschild family sues Vienna, demands cancellation of sanatorium sale and pro-city clause.AFP, 25/01/2020 18:27
'Those who colluded with Hitler now demolish Soviet memorials'

'Those who colluded with Hitler now demolish Soviet memorials'

Putin cites WWII archives showing Poland wanted to ‘erect magnificent monument’ to honor Hitler’s plan to send Jews to Africa to perish.Mordechai Sones, 24/12/2019 18:03
Krispy Kreme owner donates millions to atone for Nazi past

Krispy Kreme owner donates millions to atone for Nazi past

Reimann family announces donation to Holocaust survivors after investigation finds their Nazi ancestors used slave labor during WWII.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2019 04:32
Nazi comedy 'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto film fest prize

Nazi comedy 'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto film fest prize

World War II 'anti-hate satire' wins prize with history of predicting Oscars success.AFP, 16/09/2019 14:57
Live: Pence speaks at ceremony marking start of WWII

Live: Pence speaks at ceremony marking start of WWII

US VP delivers remarks in Warsaw at ceremony marking 80th anniversary of outbreak of World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2019 12:54
'I put two bullets in German officer's head'

'I put two bullets in German officer's head'

French Resistance heroine Madeleine Riffaud recalls how she led Resistance soldiers in the fight against Germany during World War II.Fiachra Gibbons, AFP, 14/08/2019 14:27
Former SS soldier charged with denying Holocaust in Germany

Former SS soldier charged with denying Holocaust in Germany

Karl Munter, 96, indicted for questioning extent of the Holocaust and offensive comments about a massacre of French civilians during WW II.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/07/2019 08:09
Argentina removes Haiti ambassador following controversial tweet

Argentina removes Haiti ambassador following controversial tweet

Argentina removes its ambassador to Haiti following his tweet which angered Jewish groups.Ben Ariel, Canada, 14/06/2019 22:08
France ramps up efforts to return stolen WWII Jewish assets

France ramps up efforts to return stolen WWII Jewish assets

French government launches project to return cultural artifacts stolen from Jews in World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/06/2019 06:24
Tens of thousands mark Day of Liberation and Rescue

Tens of thousands mark Day of Liberation and Rescue

Throughout world were rallies of prayer and thanksgiving to commemorate surrender of Nazis and rescue of remnant Jews of Europe.Yoni Kempinski, 04/06/2019 20:23
Photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

Photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

Photos of Holocaust survivors exhibited on a central Vienna street defaced with swastikas.Ben Ariel, 23/05/2019 05:36
Poland clarifies PM's comments on restitution

Poland clarifies PM's comments on restitution

Polish Embassy in Israel releases full quotation of PM Morawiecki's comments on paying restitution to Jews who survived World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2019 23:41
Polish PM: Restitution to Jews - a victory for Hitler

Polish PM: Restitution to Jews - a victory for Hitler

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki makes clear he opposes paying restitution to Jews who survived World War II.Michal Levy, 20/05/2019 02:00
Auschwitz Museum protests camp photos on items sold online

Auschwitz Museum protests camp photos on items sold online

Authorities at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum protest to online vendor selling items bearing photos of the former Nazi death camp.Ben Ariel, 09/05/2019 05:39
Diary of WWII’s Monuments Man given to National Archives

Diary of WWII’s Monuments Man given to National Archives

Diary of S. Lane Faison Jr., prominent historian who identified Nazi-looted art, given to National Archives.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 01/05/2019 11:17
German court drops case against former Nazi camp guard

German court drops case against former Nazi camp guard

Case against former Stutthof guard Johann Rehbogen dropped due to his health.Elad Benari, 04/04/2019 04:13
Thousands march in Greece in memory of Holocaust victims

Thousands march in Greece in memory of Holocaust victims

2,000 people hold silent march in Thessaloniki on anniversary of the departure of first train taking Jews to Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2019 06:40
Jewish groups praise Vatican's decision to open WWII archives

Jewish groups praise Vatican's decision to open WWII archives

American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League welcome Vatican's decision to open the archives of Pius XII.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2019 05:50
Schindler's personal possessions to be auctioned off

Schindler's personal possessions to be auctioned off

Boston-based auction house to put up several personal possessions of German industrialist who saved about 1,200 Jews during World War II.Ben Ariel, 28/02/2019 06:29
Serbian opposition leader apologizes to Jewish community

Serbian opposition leader apologizes to Jewish community

Serbian opposition leader apologizes after being accused of embracing supporters of a Nazi collaborator during World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2019 05:43
Plans for sausage museum at Buchenwald spark outcry

Plans for sausage museum at Buchenwald spark outcry

Former Nazi camp which held hundreds of Jewish prisoners to be turned into sausage museum, sparking criticism.AFP, 31/01/2019 18:38
Former Nazi guard dies after being deported from US

Former Nazi guard dies after being deported from US

Former Nazi labor camp guard Jakiw Palij, who was deported from US to Germany in August, dies at 95.Ben Ariel, 11/01/2019 04:36
French Resistance fighter who saved Jews from Nazis, dies at 108

French Resistance fighter who saved Jews from Nazis, dies at 108

Georges Loinger, a Jewish member of the French Resistance who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, dies at 108.Marcy Oster, JTA, 31/12/2018 07:18
Polish court rules against WWII drama on German TV

Polish court rules against WWII drama on German TV

Court in Poland rules that World War II drama commissioned by German public TV channel misrepresented compensation.Nissan Tzur, 30/12/2018 05:17
Poland honors last surviving fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Poland honors last surviving fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Warsaw observes moment of silence in honor of last surviving fighter from Ghetto uprising. 'May his memory live on,' says Polish president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2018 22:51
Last fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising passes away

Last fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising passes away

Simcha Rotem, last surviving fighter from the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising by Jewish partisans against the Nazis, dies at 94.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2018 01:12
Former Majdanek guard 'too sick' to face trial

Former Majdanek guard 'too sick' to face trial

German court says it won't put on trial 97-year-old former guard at Majdanek death camp due to his health.Elad Benari, 21/12/2018 05:09
Germany to compensate Kindertransport survivors

Germany to compensate Kindertransport survivors

Following negotiations with the German government, compensation will be paid to Holocaust survivors who were children in Kindertransport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2018 09:39
Trial of former Nazi guard collapses over his health

Trial of former Nazi guard collapses over his health

Judges end proceedings in trial of former SS guard at Stutthof due to questions about his health.Elad Benari, 14/12/2018 05:22
Former Nazi death camp guard charged with accessory to murder

Former Nazi death camp guard charged with accessory to murder

German prosecutors charge 95-year-old with more than 36,000 counts of accessory to murder at the Mauthausen camp.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/11/2018 21:14
Poland: Prosecutor demoted for not probing articles on Holocaust

Poland: Prosecutor demoted for not probing articles on Holocaust

Polish demotes prosecutor who nixed probes against US researcher for claiming Poles killed more Jews than Germans during World War II.JTA, 08/11/2018 16:29
Canada apologizes for turning away Jews who fled Nazis

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews who fled Nazis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes for Canada's refusal in 1939 to admit Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany.Elad Benari, 08/11/2018 00:06
Dutch Nazi art probe rejects Kandinsky claim

Dutch Nazi art probe rejects Kandinsky claim

Heirs of Jewish art collector lose bid to reclaim a Kandinsky painting sold to Amsterdam's famous Stedelijk Museum during WW II.AFP, 04/11/2018 14:42
Father of Holocaust denial movement dead at 89

Father of Holocaust denial movement dead at 89

French academic Robert Faurisson, who helped build Holocaust-denial movement, dies at age 89.JTA, 23/10/2018 07:40
German President apologizes for the Holocaust

German President apologizes for the Holocaust

Frank-Walter Steinmeier apologizes for the Nazis' crimes during a visit to a concentration camp in Greece.Nissan Tzur, 12/10/2018 04:07
'An attack on Jews is an attack on all of Denmark'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2018 03:34
Ex-Nazi soldier loses final appeal to keep Canadian citizenship

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.JTA, 29/09/2018 22:58
Nazis’ aerial photography helps map, preserve Jewish cemeteries

Nazis’ aerial photography helps map, preserve Jewish cemeteries

German government funding effort to use Nazi photographs to find, preserve Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.JTA, 26/09/2018 22:18
Former SS guard to stand trial over deaths at Stutthof

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2018 06:40
New book reveals depth of French collaboration with Nazis

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.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2018 21:00
UK ignored rise of anti-Semitism in WWII, documents show

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.JTA, 29/08/2018 07:57
Unopened letter sent to Anne Frank’s father in 1942 to be sold

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.JTA, 18/08/2018 21:33
Poland obtains WWII archive showing efforts to save Jews

Poland obtains WWII archive showing efforts to save Jews

Poland obtains archive that documents efforts by Polish diplomats to get Jews out of Europe.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 08/08/2018 06:45
Jewish US soldier buried 74 years after going missing in WWII

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.JTA, 24/07/2018 08:05
The July 1938 Conference that sealed the fate of European Jewry

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2018 10:19
Anne Frank’s family was never denied US visas, study states

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

New study shows Frank family's documents, visa applications, were lost, not rejected.JTA, 06/07/2018 12:59
Soldier who played cantor during WWII 'tried his best'

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.JTA, 06/07/2018 08:14
Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Haredim flock to Polish schoolyard where they say a cemetery used to stand.JTA, 02/07/2018 07:59
This Jewish man survived World War II -- in Axis-era Japan

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.'JTA, 30/06/2018 23:02
Einstein letters on the auction block

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.JTA, 27/06/2018 08:17
Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank passes away

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2018 05:54
101-year-old Jewish British World War II vet honored by Queen

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.JTA, 07/06/2018 07:59