It is 72 years since Soviet Red Army forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. DW’s Tania Krämer visited a nursing home for Holocaust survivors in Israel.
There is a heated argument going on in Poland at the moment about how the Holocaust can or should be discussed. Stanislaw Strasburger would like to see a fundamental change in the discourse.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has avoided wading into an international war of words over a recent Polish law criminalizing suggestions Poland was complicit in the Holocaust. The US and Israel have not been so reticent.
Jews who lived in Algeria during the Vichy regime will receive compensation, said the Claims Conference. Algerian Jews were "one of the last" groups to be recognized by Germany, the organization's vice president told DW.
Poland's controversial "Holocaust law" has set off a diplomatic row with Israel. From government officials to regular citizens, many Israelis say the legislation is an upsetting and unnecessary provocation.
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