This term describes the systematic attempt at extinction of the Jewish people, which claimed up to six million lives during the Nazi reign of 1933-1945.
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A former Nazi death camp guard's bid to suspend his sentence has been rejected by Germany's Constitutional Court. The 96-year-old will soon start his four-year prison term for his role in the murders of 300,000 people.
Seventy-five years ago, Heinrich Himmler instructed German police to bring "all gypsy mixed-bloods, Roma Gypsies and […] members of gypsy clans" to Auschwitz. The genocide of the Roma people was long ignored in Germany.
A German court has rejected an appeal by an ex-Auschwitz guard against serving his prison term. The 96-year-old, known as "Auschwitz's bookkeeper," was convicted in 2015 as an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people.
Politicians from the far-right AfD could soon be represented on a board that oversees former Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. Survivor groups are appalled. But some observers say excluding the party could backfire.
Ursula Haverbeck, often dubbed the "Nazi Grandma" in the German press, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for incitement of racial hatred. Haverbeck has been handed several jail terms but has yet to be jailed.
Cultural events in Poland are commemorating the expulsion 50 years ago of most of the country’s Jews by the then communist regime.The process started in the wake of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war when anti-Semitism in Poland became an official state policy. More than 10,000 Holocaust survivors and their families were stripped of Polish passports. Only a handful have returned. Julian Berner reports.
The Center for Political Beauty's Holocaust memorial replica built next to AfD's Björn Höcke home maddened the far-right party — but it pleased many others, including the initiator of the original memorial in Berlin.