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U.S. in Talks With France on Holocaust Compensation

The Obama administration is warning several state legislatures against initiatives that would punish the French railway company SNCF for carrying out Holocaust-era deportations to Nazi death and labor camps.

04/09/2014

Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110, a family member said. A film about her has been nominated for best short documentary at next month's Academy Awards.  (Photo by Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images)

Oldest-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies At 110

LONDON — Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110, a family member said. A film about her has […]

02/23/2014

New Exhibit in DC Tells Holocaust Survivor’s Story

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is opening a new exhibit based on the contents of one Holocaust survivor’s purse and the story of her imprisonment in a concentration camp.

01/24/2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish right-wing protesters wear Nazi-style yellow Star of David badges as they demonstrate against President Barack Obama after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's foreign policy speech at Bar Ilan University on June 14, 2009 in Ramat Gan, Israel. (credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

Israeli Legislation Would Ban Use Of The Word ‘Nazi’

A proposed Israeli bill would make it illegal to use the word “Nazi.”

01/16/2014

The flame burns as a man reads the names of victims of the Holocaust in the Hall of Remembrance at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Holocaust Museum Marks Kristallnacht Anniversary

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is marking the anniversary of a seminal event in the history of the Holocaust.

11/07/2013

The flame burns as a man reads the names of victims of the Holocaust in the Hall of Remembrance at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Holocaust Museum Barracks Going Back To Poland

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is returning one of its most powerful artifacts to Poland: a wooden barracks that housed prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

09/26/2013

File photo: An undated picture shows German Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler (1rst row, 2nd R) attending a rally with high rank Nazi officials.  (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

AP IMPACT: US Limbo For Nazi Suspects Ordered Out

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals ordered deported by the United States never left the country, according to an Associated Press review of Justice Department data — and four are living in the […]

07/30/2013

File photo of a street in Washington, D.C. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Debate Continues Over Bid to Name D.C. Street After Holocaust Figure

The D.C. Council heard testimony Tuesday about a request to name a Washington street intersection after a Bulgarian legislator credited with helping save the country’s Jewish population during the Holocaust.

05/28/2013

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DC Council to Weigh Street Naming Request That Has Stirred Holocaust Debate

A request by the Bulgarian Embassy to name a Washington intersection after a favorite native son — a man credited with helping save the country’s Jewish population from deportation — has gotten tangled up in a broader debate about whether the nation is accurately accounting for the actions of its leaders during the Holocaust.

05/07/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is looking to breathe new life into dormant Mideast peace talks in meetings Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, amid talk of modifying a decade-old Arab plan that's long been greeted with skepticism by the Jewish state.  (Photo credit  SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Attempts To Revive Mideast Peace Talks With Palestinian, Israeli Leaders

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is looking to breathe new life into dormant Mideast peace talks in meetings Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, amid talk of modifying a decade-old Arab plan that’s long been greeted with skepticism by the Jewish state.

04/08/2013

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