Holocaust

  • Merkel : Germany no place for antiSemitism September 6, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against antiSemitism next week in Berlin where she will be speaking. Merkel said on Saturday that she will do everything possible to make sure antiSemitism has no chance in Germany. Her remarks came after recent protests in...
  • US: Anti-war activist, author Jonathan Schell dies at 70 March 27, 2014

    New York: Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and anti-war activist who condemned conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and warned of a nuclear holocaust in terrifying detail in his prize-winning book, "The Fate of the Earth," has died at age 70. Schell's companion, Irena Gross, said that Schell died on Tuesday at...
  • Alice Herz-Sommer, oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110 February 24, 2014

    London:c, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an...
  • Hungarian Jews threaten boycott of official Holocaust events February 10, 2014

    Hungary's main Jewish group voted on Sunday to boycott official Holocaust commemorations this year unless they more clearly show the role of local citizens in the Nazi deportation and killing of Hungarian Jews. The Hungarian Jewish Congregations' Association (Mazsihisz) decided to stay away from events marking the 70th anniversary of June...
  • Justin Bieber says Anne Frank would have been a 'Belieber' April 16, 2013

    Amsterdam: A museum dedicated to Anne Frank defended Canadian pop star Justin Bieber on Monday for writing in its guest book that he hoped the young Holocaust victim would have been a "belieber", the popular term for his fans. Bieber, 19, came under fire on social media for his written comments...
  • Holocaust victims mourned at Auschwitz and beyond January 27, 2013

    Warsaw (Poland): Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others are marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn prayers and the now oftrepeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again. Events took place at sites including AuschwitzBirkenau on Sunday, the former death camp where Hitler's Germany killed at least 1.1...
  • Hitler protected Jew who was WW I hero: Report July 7, 2012

    Berlin: A Jewish World War I veteran was allegedly spared for a while, at least from Nazi persecution thanks to a letter that claimed Adolf Hitler wanted him protected, a German Jewish newspaper reported. The Nazi leader ordered the genocide of all Europe's Jews but apparently wanted Ernst Hess,...
  • US, Israel will not tolerate nuclear armed Iran: Obama March 5, 2012

    US President Barack Obama talked tough on Sunday claiming that no Israeli government could "tolerate a nuclear weapon in the hands of a regime that denies the Holocaust, threatens to wipe Israel off the map, and sponsors terrorist groups committed to Israel's destruction". ...
  • Krishna visits Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem January 10, 2012

    Jerusalem: Agreeing to set the agenda for the next decade, India and Israel on Monday came together to raise a toast to each other with Israeli President Shimon Peres saying that India is the greatest democracy on earth and that Tel Aviv was following New Delhi with "great care and...
  • Nazi soap made of Jews' fat on sale March 27, 2010

    Toronto: A Canadian store in Montreal has claimed it is selling soap made from the fat of Holocaust victims. The shop has displayed the beige-coloured soap bar inscribed with a Swastika in a glass case with a card reading 'Poland 1940,' a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says. The shop...
  • Nazi camp guard Demjanjuk to go on trial in Germany December 1, 2009

    Berlin: John Demjanjuk suffers from bouts of mental absence and will enter court in a wheelchair on Monday to fight charges of helping to kill 27,900 Jews in the Holocaust, the 89-year-old's lawyer said. His victims' families insist he must face justice. In what is set to be Germany's last big Nazi-era...
  • Gunman kills Holocaust Museum guard in Washington June 11, 2009

    Washington: An elderly gunman linked to an anti-Jewish website killed a security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Wednesday and was wounded when guards returned fire, officials said. The guard, Stephen Tyrone Jones, died at a local hospital after being shot with a rifle, officials said. The...
  • Masand's movie review: The Reader is packed with delicate twists March 7, 2009

    Cast: Kate Winslet, David Kross, Ralph Fiennes Direction: Stephen Daldry In The Reader, Kate Winslet stars as Hanna Schmitz, a dour thirty-something tram conductor in 1950s West Germany, who indulges in a passionate sexual relationship with a fifteen-year-old boy Michael, played by David Kross. They spend afternoons making love in her...
  • Separated by Nazis, siblings reunite after 66 years July 13, 2008

    Eastern Ukraine: A family torn apart by the Nazi Holocaust is together again after 66 years. Irene Famulak, who traveled to Ukraine from Philadelphia, last saw her brother, Seva, when he was just seven. "He says he thought he'd see me some day. He dreamt lots about me. He even made a...
  • Author may face serious legal charges January 12, 2008

    Warsaw: The author of a book accusing Poles of conducting a campaign against the Jews after the Holocaust could face charges of slandering the Polish nation, prosecutors said. Jan Gross has already accused Poles of actively assisting the Nazis in persecuting Jews in World War Two. In his...
  • Harry 'Daniel' Potter donates glasses for exhibition January 4, 2008

    Manchester: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who captivated filmgoers as the bespectacled schoolboy wizard, has donated the first pair of glasses he wore as a child to an art exhibition marking the horrors of the Holocaust. The British actor joins several other celebrities and members of the public whose spectacles will...
  • Erstwhile Hitler Cafe caters to Jews June 18, 2007

    Mumbai: Cross Cafe in Navi Mumbai was at the center of protests in August last year over it's controversial choice of name. Earlier named Hitler's Cross, Cross Cafe is seeing a change of name and attitude. In fact, it's also seeing a gathering of Mumbai's Jewish community as they gathered...