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Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered on Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of its liberation. In all, some 200 survivors of the...

Piero Terracina, Auschwitz survivor from Italian Jewish community, dies

Piero Terracina, one of the last survivors of Italy’s tiny Jewish community who were deported to Nazi death camps during the Second World War,...

Survivors visit Auschwitz 72 years after liberation

Dozens of Auschwitz survivors have laid flowers at the infamous execution wall in the former Nazi death camp today, paying tribute to the victims...

Francis becomes third Pope to visit Auschwitz

Pope Francis has paid a sombre visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. He became the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage...

Pope Francis hails Polish predecessor St John Paul II on visit to Poland

Pope Francis has praised Poland's first pope, the late St John Paul II, on his five-day visit to the country as he visited a...

Playing Pokemon Go at Auschwitz ‘disrespectful’

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has banned people from playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones during visits to the former German death camp because it...

Verdict due in German trial of former Auschwitz guard

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served as a guard at Auschwitz faces a possible 15 years in prison if he is found guilty...

Holocaust survivors light candles at Auschwitz

Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors have lit candles at Auschwitz exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp. It has become the...

German politician charged over Auschwitz death-camp tattoo

German prosecutors have charged a far-right politician with incitement after he appeared at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be...

94-year-old Auschwitz staff member sentenced to four years

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp has been convicted of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. The state court...

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