A controversial new book is raising hackles in Lithuania. The author, Ruta Vanagaite, wants to expose the extent of Lithuania’s role in killing thousands of Jews during WWII. She scoured state archives and talked to eyewitnesses.
In 1968, the Polish Communist party declared thousands of Jews enemies of the state and forced them to leave Poland. Fifty years later, historians and witnesses warn of a revival of Polish anti-Semitism.
Diplomat Chiune Sugihara gave visas to thousands of Jewish refugees after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was "really very proud of him."
German author Bernhard Schlink is best known for his international bestseller "The Reader." His new novel, "Olga," touches on Germany's history throughout the 20th century.
Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, presents an online exhibition of letters written by Jews during World War II. Many of them didn't realize they would be murdered shortly afterward.
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