Poland's top politician: Holocaust bill is 'misunderstood'

Feb 4, 2018

Poland's top politician: Holocaust bill is 'misunderstood'

The powerful leader of Poland's ruling party said Saturday that the president should approve a divisive bill that criminalizes certain statements about the Holocaust. Jaroslaw Kaczynski told Poland's state radio that the bill — which has ignited a bitter dispute with Israel — is being ...

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Feb 2, 2018

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Seventy-three years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — the infamous Nazi death camp that has come to symbolize the Holocaust — Poles are still struggling to understand their own role in Germany's wartime genocide of European Jews on Polish soil. A bill passed this week ...

Feb 1, 2018

Austria to dissolve 'Nazi songbook' fraternity

Austria's government said Wednesday that it plans to dissolve one of the country's controversial nationalist fraternities after it emerged that it had printed song texts celebrating the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities. The lyrics in the book produced in 1997 by the Germania zu Wiener ...

Dec 28, 2017

Dutch experts doubt authenticity of rare 'Hitler' painting

Two researchers in the Netherlands have raised doubts about a rare watercolor painting signed by Adolf Hitler, saying it appears more likely to be the work of a forger, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday. "It is very probably a fake Hitler" painting, Bart Droog and ...

Anne Frank foundation buys her family home in Amsterdam

Nov 17, 2017

Anne Frank foundation buys her family home in Amsterdam

The foundation maintaining the Amsterdam house where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War II said Thursday that it had bought another property where her family lived from 1934 to 1942. But the Anne Frank Foundation said it had no plans to convert ...

Indonesian museum's 'fun' Nazi display brings outrage

Nov 11, 2017

Indonesian museum's 'fun' Nazi display brings outrage

An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday. De Mata in the Javanese city of Jogjakarta drew swift ...