Two Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

World Oct 11, 2019

Two Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

The two writers who won the Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday — a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes — are enmeshed in Europe's social ...

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 ...

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

World / Offbeat Jun 8, 2019

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

Beavers could be a good source of food, Poland's agriculture minister said on Friday, after he outraged animal rights activists by joking the aphrodisiac qualities of the rodents' tails could encourage Poles to eat them. Jan Ardanowski made his tongue-in-cheek comment on the tails in ...

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 ...

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

World May 14, 2019

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

A Holocaust survivor welcomed to her suburban Detroit home a former soldier whose U.S. Army unit liberated the German concentration camp where she was being held. Sophie Tajch Klisman (SOH'-fee TIHK' KLIS'-mehn) on Monday greeted Doug Harvey with a hug and thanked the 95-year-old for ...