French Resistance figure Yvette Lundy dies aged 103

World Nov 4, 2019

French Resistance figure Yvette Lundy dies aged 103

Yvette Lundy, a French Resistance figure who taught reconciliation after surviving the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, has died aged 103 in the northern French town of Epernay, authorities there said Sunday. "Still today, I think of the camp at one point each day ...

World Nov 3, 2019

Dresden declares 'Nazi emergency'

The eastern German city of Dresden has declared a "Nazi emergency" as officials warned of a rise in far-right support and violence. The city is the birthplace of the Islamophobic Pegida movement, which holds weekly rallies here, while the anti-immigration Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party ...

Poland, Germany recall first WWII Nazi bombs 80 years on

World Sep 1, 2019

Poland, Germany recall first WWII Nazi bombs 80 years on

The heads of state of Poland and Germany on Sunday marked 80 years since the outbreak of history's bloodiest conflict with a ceremony in the Polish city of Wielun, where the first World War II bombs fell. Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter ...

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 ...