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Retired French professor Robert Faurisson, with pin-striped suit, gestures as he speaks to journalists about Nazis during World War II, outside the University of Teramo campus in Teramo, central Italy, Friday May 18, 2007. The university closed one of its campuses for the day Friday, to prevent a planned lecture …

French Holocaust Denier Robert Faurisson Dies at 89

LYON – Robert Faurisson, a former French academic who was convicted several times for claiming there was no systematic mass killings of Jews by Nazi Germany, has died aged 89 in his hometown of Vichy, central France, his sister and his editor said Monday.

This undated video image released by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation shows Sonia Orbuch during a video testimony in California. (Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation via AP)

Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought Nazis as a Girl, Dies in California

CORTE MADERA, California — Sonia Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, a newspaper reported. She was 93.

A soldier holds a Rising Sun flag during the military review at the Ground Self-Defence Force's Asaka training ground on October 27, 2013. Around 3,900 personnel, 240 armoured vehicles and 50 aircrafts took part in the inspection parade. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Withdraws from Naval Event After South Korea Protests Rising Sun Flag

Japan withdrew on Friday from an international naval review scheduled for next week because South Korea asked that Japan not fly the “Rising Sun” flag on its ships. The Koreans see the flag as symbolic of Imperial Japan’s atrocities in World War II, but Japan said its ships are required by law to fly it.

Pope Francis spreads incence on the alter during an open-air Mass at Santakos Park, in Kaunas, Lithuania, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Francis is paying tribute to Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near-extermination of its centuries-old Jewish community during …

Pope Warns Lithuanians to Guard Against Anti-Semitism

KAUNAS, Lithuania — Pope Francis warned Sunday against any rebirth of the “pernicious” anti-Semitic attitudes that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania’s centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II.

Men react during a visit to the Babi Yar menorah monument in Kiev on September 23, 2016. Ukraine will mark the 75th anniversary next week of the September 1941 mass executions at Babi Yar, in Kiev, of Jews by the Nazis during WWII. Some 34,000 Jews were murdered over two …

Ukrainian City Honors Jews on Holocaust Anniversary

LVIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to remember and preserve what they can of that vanished world.

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West Texas WWII Soldier’s Remains Return After 74 Years

The remains of a World War II soldier from West Texas were laid to rest on Monday 74 years after he went missing in action from a German battlefield. This was the result of a sister’s unwavering five decade long search to find her brother’s remains and bring them home.

The controversy of the so-called comfort women -- those forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II -- has marred relations between South Korea and Japan for decades

North and South Korea to Cooperate on Recovering World War II Remains from Japan

A pro-unification South Korean group called the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC) announced on Thursday that it will send a delegation to North Korea on July 16 to work on recovering the remains of Koreans forced to work for Imperial Japan as slaves during the World War II era.

US soldiers unload acrates of art taken from jews by the Nazi's and stored in the Heilbron Salt Mines in Germany May 3, 1945.

Berlin Museum Returns Nazi-Looted Treasure

A Berlin museum said Monday that it had formally restituted a 15th century religious wooden sculpture to the heirs of former owners, a Jewish couple who fled the Nazi regime.

Former United States Marine and Navajo code talker Sam Holiday salutes the flag at a ceremony honoring the Navajo Code Talkers and their contributions to the American war effort in World War II on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Navajo Code Talker Dies at 94

Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving World War II Navajo code talkers, passed away in Utah on Monday.

A flower sticks next to the writing 'Jedem das Seine' (literally: To each his own) at the gate of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Weimar, where ceremonies were held 15 April 2007 to mark the 62nd anniversary of the camp's liberation. US army units liberated 21,000 survivors here on 11 …

Search For Missing WWII Germans Drawing to Somber Close

MUNICH, Germany — Diethild Heubel pulls a precious document from a binder: a yellowed decades-old letter, neatly handwritten by her father, a German soldier taken prisoner at the end of World War II.

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Two Polish Men Detained for Hitler Birthday Concert

WARSAW, Poland — Two men have been detained in Poland on suspicion of spreading fascism by organizing a concert to mark Adolf Hitler’s birthday, a prosecutor told AFP on Sunday.

A fragment of the former Warsaw Ghetto wall in Sienna 53 street that regional official for preservation of historical sites wants put on a list of protected historical monuments, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of …

Parts of Warsaw Ghetto Wall to Become Historic Monuments

WARSAW, Poland — Two sections of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II should be added to a list of historical monuments, a regional conservation official in Poland said Tuesday.