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18 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Merkel in anti-Semitism warning as marks Nazi camp's liberation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Sunday that society must "never close its eyes" to anti-Semitism as she joined Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. After laying a wreath with a former French deportee, Merkel thanked ageing survivors of the death camp who had travelled to Dachau, northwest of Munich, ...

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MAY 01, 2015 - Huffington Post

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'There's No Such Thing As Closure'
The Story Of A Holocaust Survivor Who Testified In The 'Accountant Of Auschwitz' Trial

Max Eisen (Photo by Emily Kassie, The Huffington Post) Max Eisen, an 86-year-old survivor of Auschwitz, entered a courtroom in Lüneburg, Germany, last Thursday to give his testimony in the trial of Oskar Groening, a 93-year-old former Nazi death camp worker infamously monikered "The Accountant of Auschwitz." Groening stands accused of complicity in the murder of 300,000 people at the ...

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MAY 01, 2015 - The Guardian

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Forgiving the Nazis is incomprehensible – but it has saved one survivor’s life

Eva Kor has every right to forgive 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard Oskar Gröning, even if her co-plaintiffs in his trial think otherwiseForgiveness is hotly contested territory – contentious, risky, messy, misunderstood and potentially divisive. While it is most certainly a transformative and powerful route to healing, capable of restoring broken relationships and rebuilding fragmented communities, it can also tear families ...

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APR 28, 2015 - The Guardian

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Art Spiegelman warns of 'dangerous' outcome as Russian shops ban Maus

With top Moscow bookstores removing the Holocaust tale under a Nazi propaganda law, author sounds alarm: ‘We don’t want cultures to erase memory’Art Spiegelman has called Russian bookstores’ decision to stop selling copies of Maus – his Pulitzer prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust – the “harbinger of a dangerous thing”, as authorities move to purge Moscow of Nazi ...

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APR 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Pope Francis Just Made New York's Rabbi Arthur Schneier A Papal Knight

NEW YORK (AP) - A Park Avenue synagogue rabbi has received a papal knighthood. Arthur Schneier of the Park East Synagogue was honored Monday for his work on behalf of religious freedom and international peace. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1IimP8P) says Schneier was knighted and made a member of the Papal Order of St. Sylvester at a Manhattan ceremony. Previous ...

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