Yazidis take revenge as Islamic State atrocities unearthed

| Feb 12, 2015

Yazidis take revenge as Islamic State atrocities unearthed

Some members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority are turning on their Arab neighbors, staging deadly reprisals against Sunni villagers they believe collaborated in atrocities inflicted by Islamic State on their community. Yazidis returning to their northern home area of Sinjar are uncovering one mass grave ...

U.N.'s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

Feb 3, 2015

U.N.'s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

The United Nations’ highest court ruled Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other’s populations during the wars that accompanied the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Both sides said they hope the ruling will mark a watershed in ...

Jan 26, 2015

Past horrors haunt a Polish town

Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp. “Everyone sat in their homes ...

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

Jan 26, 2015

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her but once she saw the red stars on their uniforms she realized they were ...

Survivor detailed camp life in his book

Jan 26, 2015

Survivor detailed camp life in his book

In a little leather book, the kind some men used to use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee. It has been 70 years since the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz concentration ...

Jan 26, 2015

A Soviet liberator speaks out

It was the silence, the smell of ashes and the boundless surrounding expanse that struck Soviet soldier Ivan Martynushkin when his unit arrived to liberate the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in January 1945. As they entered the camp for the first time, the ...