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Yad Vashem Slams Abbas for ‘Assault’ on Holocaust

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem on Wednesday slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for claiming the Jews were responsible for their own demise in the Holocaust because of their financial activities , and that the Nazi atrocities had nothing to do with anti-Semitism.  

In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Hamas militant group on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2017, said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections …

Israeli Leader: Iran Mocks WWII Holocaust, Prepares Another

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.

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Former SS Auschwitz Guard Apologizes At Trial In Germany

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did nothing to try to stop it.

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Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning (C) leaves the court after the start of his trial in Detmold, western Germany, on February 11, 2016.

Germany Finally Honors First Nazi Hunter Fritz Bauer

The Independent reports: He was gay, Jewish, and a high-profile German state prosecutor in 1960s West Germany. But it was his dogged determination to bring Hitler’s henchmen to justice that meant Fritz Bauer was ostracised by politicians, feared denunciation as

Fritz Bauer, a prosecutor in the 1960s, was responsible for the Auschwitz trials in 1963 where 18 SS men were convicted AP

Germany To Put Two SS Men On Trial Over Auschwitz Killings

BERLIN (AFP) – Two former SS men will go on trial this month for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at Auschwitz, as Germany accelerates its bid to prosecute ageing Third Reich criminals. Reinhold Hanning, 93, faces court

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Helping Impoverished Holocaust Survivors Preserve Their Dignity in Texas

Texas does not necessarily come to mind when one thinks of Holocaust survivors. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and other eastern seaboard cities with larger populations do; but the Jewish community thrives in Texas. Dallas, Houston and El Paso all have Holocaust museums — each mindful of their dwindling Holocaust (Shoah) populations.

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