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  • Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts story has photos
    Updated: May-31-16 11:06 am

    TVER, Russia - Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself!" For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison.

  • Holocaust survivors tell their stories in new film 
    Updated: May-30-16 9:45 am

    PEABODY, Massachusetts - On Nov. 9, 1938, the murder of a German diplomat by a Polish Jew was the pretext to unleash hell on the blameless Jewish citizens of Germany and Austria. The Gestapo and SS were sent to smash Jewish shops, beat and humiliate random Jewish people, set synagogues ablaze, and arrest tens of thousands of Jewish men.

  • German police probe Britons' 'Hitler salute' at Buchenwald 
    Updated: May-26-16 10:04 am

    BERLIN - The head of the Buchenwald Memorial site on Thursday blamed growing right-wing populism in Europe for an incident in which members of a British neo-Nazi group appear to have performed a "Hitler salute" at the former concentration camp.

  • PBS to air film of American couple that defied Nazis 
    Updated: May-24-16 10:14 am

    NEW YORK - PBS will air a film in September about an American couple that spent two years rescuing Jews in Europe before and after the start of World War II, made by the couple's grandson with documentarian Ken Burns.

  • Rosalie Chris Lerman, Holocaust survivor, dies at 90 
    Updated: May-21-16 3:32 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Rosalie Chris Lerman, a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp who was the wife of the founder of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a passionate advocate of Holocaust remembrance, has died. She was 90.

  • Golden ring, chain found hidden in Holocaust victim's mug 
    Updated: May-20-16 8:42 am

    WARSAW, Poland - A Polish-made golden ring and chain have been found hidden under the false base of an enameled mug that must have belonged to a victim of the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, a museum spokesman said Friday.

  • Man says fire at Somali cafe had nothing to do with race 
    Updated: May-19-16 6:07 pm

    FARGO, North Dakota - A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime for firebombing a Somali restaurant across the border in North Dakota says the incident had nothing to do with race.

  • Fritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90 story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 1:12 pm

    NEW YORK - Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian, government adviser and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90.

  • Cheyenne man sole surviving WWII sub vet in Wyoming 
    Updated: May-18-16 2:02 am

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - At the height of World War II, German submarines, also known as U-boats, gained a reputation as the terror of the high seas.

  • Israeli leaders clash over army's role in public discourse 
    Updated: May-16-16 2:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - A public spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister has exposed a simmering rift between Israel's security establishment and its hard-line government, pitting the Israeli leader in a risky showdown.

  • Israeli leader: Iran mocks WWII Holocaust, prepares another 
    Updated: May-15-16 9:57 am

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

  • Dutch Holocaust museum exhibits Jeroen Krabbe paintings story has photos
    Updated: May-15-16 4:38 am

    AMSTERDAM - More than 70 years after tens of thousands of Dutch Jews were deported and killed by the Nazis, the Netherlands is finally getting a national Holocaust museum.

  • Croats commemorate WWII massacre amid far-right surge 
    Updated: May-14-16 11:49 am

    BLEIBURG, Austria - Thousands of far-right supporters, many brandishing insignia and waving flags of Croatia's World War II Ustasha regime, gathered Saturday in a field in southern Austria to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazis by victorious communists at the end of the war.

  • Iranians say Holocaust cartoon contest not aimed at denial 
    Updated: May-14-16 9:50 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians staged an international contest for cartoons depicting the Holocaust on Saturday but insisted the event was aimed at criticizing alleged Western double standards regarding free expression and not at denying the Nazi genocide.

  • Texas veteran recalls helping liberate WWII death camp story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 4:35 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - William Phelps wore a first sergeant's stripes at the unlikely age of 19 as a World War II tank gunner, heard Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's unvarnished opinions over lunch one day and made the cover of Yank magazine in 1945 in a memorable photo, patching his trousers with a sewing machine in front of a tank.

  • Poland seeks outdoor site to place Soviet-era monuments 
    Updated: May-11-16 10:27 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish officials have viewed two potential sites for an outdoor museum where dismantled Soviet-era monuments praising the Red Army could be placed, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

  • Polanski producer and Holocaust survivor Gene Gutowski dies story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 7:12 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Gene Gutowski, a Polish-American Holocaust survivor who was the producer of three films by director Roman Polanski in the 1960s and reunited with him decades later for the Oscar-winning Holocaust drama, "The Pianist," has died. He was 90.

  • German minister seeks to annul convictions for homosexuality 
    Updated: May-11-16 7:03 am

    BERLIN - Germany's justice minister said Wednesday he will draw up legislation to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany.

  • Croatian president urges national reconciliation 
    Updated: May-09-16 4:11 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia's president has made an appeal for reconciliation between right and left-wing supporters for the sake of the future of EU's newest member state.

  • France restores Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners story has photos
    Updated: May-09-16 1:37 pm

    PARIS - France has restored to its rightful owners a drawing by Edgar Degas that was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner in 1940.

  • Massachusetts WWII veteran to visit Auschwitz 
    Updated: May-09-16 9:51 am

    MEDWAY, Massachusetts - It was April 28, 1945, and Cranston "Chan" Rogers and his platoon were camped in the woods just a few miles outside of the German town of Dachau.

  • France's leads World War II commemorations in Paris story has photos
    Updated: May-08-16 9:22 am

    PARIS - France's president on Sunday led low-key commemorations in Paris marking the end of World War II in Europe.

  • Israeli leader rebukes top general over Holocaust comments 
    Updated: May-08-16 5:49 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister has publicly rebuked a top general for comments appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany.

  • Fallen World War II soldier honored at home, overseas 
    Updated: May-07-16 9:56 am

    VALDOSTA, Georgia - Seventy-one years after his death fighting the Nazis in Europe, a marker was dedicated on April 29 in a South Georgia cemetery to the memory of Army Staff Sgt. Sidney Beck.

  • Frederick woman wins US chess championship 
    Updated: May-07-16 9:01 am

    FREDERICK, Maryland - Nazi Paikidze planned every day of her trip to Missouri for the U.S. Women's Chess Championship.