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University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, August 2017. Credit: Justraveling.com via Wikimedia Commons.

Spanish university cancels course comparing Gaza to Auschwitz

A university in Spain canceled a course that would have examined comparisons between the Auschwitz concentration camp and the Gaza Strip after facing backlash from a local pro-Israel group. The University of Santiago de Compostela’s...
The entrance to the Bundesgerichtshof, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, Germany, the highest court in Germany. Credit: Shutterstock.

German prosecutors prepare dozen-plus cases against Nazi war-crime suspects

Prosecutors in Germany are getting ready to bring forward more than a dozen legal cases against elderly men and women for their alleged work at Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Prosecutors confirmed last week that a...
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court to try 100-year-old former Nazi guard

A German court set a date to try a 100-year-old former Nazi SS guard who served at a concentration camp outside of Berlin during World War II, a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court...
Esther Bejarano. Source: Twitter.

Auschwitz survivor who used music to help combat racism, anti-Semitism dies at 96

Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano died on July 10 at the Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 96, according to The Associated Press. Born in 1924 in the French-occupied German town of Saarlouis, Bejarano...
Roman Kent. Courtesy: The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.

Roman Kent, who reminded world of Holocaust, dies at 96

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous reported the death of its longtime president, Roman Kent, who passed away on May 21 at his home in New York City. He was 96 years old. A Holocaust...
National Monument Camp Amersfoort. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Netherlands inaugurates museum on site of former Nazi concentration camp

A museum built on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp in the Netherlands was inaugurated on Monday, also the 76th anniversary of the day the camp was handed over to the Red Cross and...
The fashion company Georgio Armani pulled an item from sale that resembled prison uniforms worn in concentration camps, April 2021. Source: Twitter.

Armani removes from sale blazer resembling Holocaust concentration-camp uniform

The Italian high-end fashion house Giorgio Armani recently removed from sale a blazer that resembled a Holocaust concentration-camp uniform following a request by the pro-Israel organization StandWithUs. Roz Rothstein, CEO and co-founder of StandWithUs, first...
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, devoid of those participating in the annual March of the Living to mark Yom Hashoah, April 20-21, 2020. Credit: Marcin Kozlowski, March of the Living.

Why are Jews and Poles still arguing about the Holocaust?

It’s a controversy in which there are no heroes, as well as one that in a more rational world no one would bother with. That’s the only way to describe the increasingly complicated brawl...
Stutthof concentration camp in Poland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court rules former Nazi concentration-camp guard, 96, ‘unfit’ to stand trial

A court in Wuppertal, Germany, ruled on Wednesday that a 96-year-old former Nazi concentration-camp guard is “unfit to stand trial,” though noted that there is a “high degree of probability” that he is guilty...
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany charges former Nazi concentration-camp guard with complicity in 3,518 murders

Prosecutors in Germany charged a former 100-year-old Nazi concentration-camp guard for involvement in the murder of 3,518 people. They told AFP on Monday that the man is accused of “knowingly and willingly” assisting in the murder of...