Marthe Cohn's sister Stephanie was murdered in Auschwitz. Her fiancé was shot. Marthe, a French Jew who speaks excellent German, bravely fought the Nazis -- as a spy.
The cellist was deported to Auschwitz, then to Bergen-Belsen. Following her career in music, the Holocaust survivor started speaking out about the Nazi atrocities. She is now honored with a prestigious German award.
June 6, 1944 marked the beginning of the end of the Nazi regime. 170,000 soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in the biggest landing maneuver in history. Looking back, every nation involved sees it differently.
In a moving address, historian and Holocaust survivor Saul Friedländer said anti-Semitism was a "scourge" circulating through both the far-right and far-left. He also warned against growing nationalism.
During World War II, some 600,000 paintings were stolen or displaced. Guidelines were established 20 years ago in order to return looted works to their rightful owners, but thousands are still missing.
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