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 Polish President Andrzej Duda and Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda lead official delegations to lay candles at the Auschwitz Memorial during the  official ceremony on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp  near Oswiecim, Poland. Photograph:Omar Marques/Getty Images

It was just before 6pm when the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer of the dead, intoned from the mouth of a frail rabbi and survivor. For the 1.3 million dea(...)

The sign, discovered on Wednesday afternoon above the door to the Cork Intreo office read ‘Jobpath Macht Frei’. Photograph: Irish Polish Society/Facebook

Gardaí have been asked to investigate the placing of a sign over a social welfare office in Cork mocking a slogan at the entrance to the Nazi concentr(...)

Marine Le Pen during an election campaign event in Paris on Monday. “I don’t think that France is responsible for the Vél d’Hiv,” she said earlier this week. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

French Front National leader Marine Le Pen has been strongly criticised for remarks she made about the Holocaust, two weeks before the first round of (...)

Martin Fennelly: ‘I love having antiques from Ireland in my shop . . . they are wonderful creations, little memory capsules and often evoke an elegiac response from the viewer’. Photograph: Podge Kelly

Martin Fennelly Antiques is at 60 Francis Street in Dublin’s “art and antiques quarter”. “There’s a great sense of community and the Liberties’ spirit(...)

Developer Johnny Ronan and former minister for justice Alan Shatter.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has repeated his call for property developer Johnny Ronan to apologise for and withdraw an “inappropriate” ap(...)

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(...)