Oskar Groening, former Nazi SS officer dubbed the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, sits between his lawyers in the courtroom during the verdict of his trial in Lueneburg. Photograph: Axel Heimken/Reuters

A 94-year-old German man who worked as a bookkeeper at the Auschwitz death camp was convicted on Wednesday of being an accessory to the murder of 300,(...)

The infamous  inscription that reads ‘Work Makes Free’ at the main gate of the Auschwitz camp. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Seventy years on, what is left to say about Auschwitz? Has everything not already been said and written, every feeling felt and every tear wept abo(...)

“You really would have to be talking about making jokes about Belsen and Auschwitz and the gas chambers to make it an equivocal thing in our lifetime,” said Famine historian and author Tim Pat Coogan in response to the proposed sitcom. Photograph: The Irish Times

Plans to develop a sitcom about the Irish historical tragedy of the Great Famine have drawn the ire of media commentators, politicians and led to an o(...)

A photo taken on June 20th, 1943 shows a German raid in the eastern part of Amsterdam – the families of Jewish Amsterdammers who were charged ground rent for their homes and business premises during the years they spent in concentration camps or in hiding during the second World War are to have the money they paid refunded by the city, with interest. Photograph: Getty

The families of Jewish Amsterdammers who were charged ground rent for their homes and business premises during the years they spent in concentration c(...)

Efraim Zuroff, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s chief Nazi hunter, in front of a placard reading “Operation last chance - late but not too late”, in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Gero Breloer/AP

The poster before the Austrian embassy in Berlin could be advertising fast food or washing powder. But, look closer, and you see the entrance to th(...)