Auschwitz survivor inspires many but others see political agenda

World / Social Issues Jan 30, 2020

Auschwitz survivor inspires many but others see political agenda

An Auschwitz survivor's warning about indifference to discrimination is reverberating strongly in his native Poland, with some people praising the 93-year-old's World War II anniversary speech as wise but others criticizing it as overtly political. Marian Turski was one of the keynote speakers during observances ...

Auschwitz survivors sound alarm 75 years after liberation

World Jan 27, 2020

Auschwitz survivors sound alarm 75 years after liberation

Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a dwindling number of elderly Holocaust survivors gathered Monday at the former German Nazi death camp to honor its more than 1.1 million victims and to share their alarm over rising anti-Semitism. More than 200 survivors came from ...

Business Dec 2, 2019

Poland museum slams Amazon for Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

A Polish museum on Sunday slammed U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, calling them inappropriate. The museum at the site of the former camp in southern Poland tweeted screenshots of the items showing train ...

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

World Jun 4, 2019

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday. The head of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, said he was "very sad" about the death of Rosenfeld, who he described as a ...