February 2, 2015
by William Helbling
A German court said Monday that a 93-year-old man dubbed the "accountant of Auschwitz" will stand trial on charges that he was an accessory to the killing of 300,000 people. Oskar Groening, an SS guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp, claims he viewed many atrocities at the facility but never ...[read more]
January 27, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein made a statement on Monday ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 70 years after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated. Hussein stated that the world is still haunted by ...[read more]
January 18, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
During a Holocaust memorial service at the Park East Synagogue in New York City on Saturday, UN Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said preventing genocide requires making concerted efforts to figure out the forces that cause it. Eliasson emphasized attempting to improve understanding between ...[read more]
September 16, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
German prosecutors on Monday charged a 93-year-old former Waffen SS volunteer with aiding in the murder of at least 300,000 people during his time as a volunteer at Auschwitz. The man is accused of helping collect money stolen from the disposed luggage of inmates and transferring it to the SS's ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German court in Nuremberg on Friday rejected the appeal of bishop Richard Williamson, who was convicted of denying the Holocaust during a TV interview, finding him €1,800. The conviction stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson ...[read more]
January 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A French administrative appeals court ruled on Thursday, upholding a ban on performance by French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala that was deemed anti-semitic. Dieudonne was appealing the prohibition order issued by courts in Nantes and eight other cities. The court refused to lift the ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man charged with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust, died Monday after suffering a number of medical problems. Csatary died in a Hungarian hospital while awaiting trial, which was set to begin in September. Csatary ...[read more]
June 18, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man, with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust. Slovakian authorities began the investigation of Csatary in September after he was arrested on allegations of abusing and ...[read more]
May 19, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On May 19, 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill requiring French railroad company SNCF to disclose information regarding its participation in the Jewish Holocaust. SNCF was accused of transporting 76,000 Jews and other prisoners from Paris to Germany from 1942 to 1944. In October ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by John Paul Regan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday upheld a German injunction preventing the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) from using Holocaust images in an animal rights poster campaign. The campaign featured pictures of Holocaust victims alongside images of ...[read more]

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