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 ...

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

World Dec 15, 2019

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defense by American paratroopers. Seventy-five years on, the Belgian town is hosting colorful re-enactments followed by solemn ceremonies of remembrance. Veterans, historians ...

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 ...