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Germany to Compensate Hundreds who Fled Nazis as Children

BERLIN — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday.

Israeli Paul Alexander poses at rail station 'Friedrichstrasse' before cycling from Berlin to London to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 'Kindertransport' wartime rescue effort on June 17, 2018. - Paul Alexander was a 19-month-old toddler when his mother handed him to a volunteer nurse on a train leaving Nazi …

Ex-SS Guard, 94, to Finally Testify at Trial in Germany

MÜNSTER (GERMANY) – A former guard charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp will testify at his trial in Germany on Tuesday, making a rare statement in one of the last cases of its kind.

NOVEMBER 6: (EDITORS NOTE: Defendant's face pixeled by court order) Defendant Dr. Johann R. (C) with his lawyers attends a session of the trial against him at the Regional Court in Muenster, Germany, 06 November 2018. The 94-year-old accused and former SS guard Dr. Johann R. faces trial, charged with …

Claude Lanzmann, Director of ‘Shoah,’ Dies at Age 92

PARIS — French Director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece “Shoah” bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92.

French director Claude Lanzmann poses with his honoury Golden Bear on the red carpet for the awards ceremony of the 63rd Berlinale Film Festival, in Berlin on February 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews Who Fought Nazis Recall Struggle

KFAR SABA, Israel — While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator.

In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Baruch Shub, a Holocaust survivor poses for a photo at his apartment in a senior citizens' home in Kfar Saba, Israel. While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Shub and his friends were …

Polish Official Accuses Jews of ‘Passivity’ in Holocaust

An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame at the passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust.”

Visitors to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews look at exhibits from the Warsaw Ghetto of the World War II, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (AP …

Former Polish PM: ‘Of Course’ Some Poles Collaborated with Nazis

A former prime minister entered Poland’s fraught debate over a new law that prohibits discussion of Polish collusion with the Nazi Holocaust, bluntly telling a leading newspaper that “of course” there were cases of Poles collaborating in the extermination of the Jews.

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German FM: The Holocaust Was Carried Out by Us ‘And Nobody Else’

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister said Saturday that Germany and only Germany was responsible for the Holocaust as it sought to reassure Poland that Berlin would condemn distortions of history such as descriptions of Nazi camps in occupied Poland as “Polish concentration camps.”

Jews from the Warsaw ghetto surrender to German soldiers after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April-May 1943. On the right is SS Josef Blösche (1912 - 1969). (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Israel Vows Tours to Poland Won’t Be Muzzled by Contentious Holocaust Law

The head of Israel’s Education Ministry said Thursday Israel will not halt high school student trips to Poland and that tour organizers will not be muzzled by a controversial Polish bill that prohibits blaming wartime Poles for the Holocaust atrocities committed by the Nazi regime.

A former inmate of the Nazi death camps arrives for a memorial service to the victims of the former concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Pope Benedict XVI on 28 May, 2006, Auschwitz. Poland.