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Under the proposed legislation, violators would face three years in prison for a mention of “Polish death camps.” Pictured is Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Photograph: Istock

Poland has disputed claims that a new law to punish false references to “Polish” concentration or death camps will hinder discourse about the country’(...)

Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, tweeted: “Auschwitz-Birkenau is not a Polish name, and arbeit macht frei is not a Polish phrase.” Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli leaders have reacted furiously to a planned Polish law that would make it illegal to suggest that Poland bore responsibility for the crimes co(...)

As racism, xenophobia, and a general prejudice against difference increases and multiplies across the western world, it is appropriate we be reminded (...)

Edith Eger: ‘That’s what Auschwitz taught me: how can you find joy within you.’

“How can I be useful to you?” asks Edith Eger, after we’ve done a bit of introductory phone chit-chat. This, I know from reading her new book The Choi(...)

Nine items of Nazi memorabilia will go on auction as part of Whyte’s The Eclectic Collector auction on Saturday

A Dublin auction house has defended its right to sell Nazi memorabilia despite an objection from the son of a holocaust survivor. Nine items of Nazi(...)

Jeannie de Clarens with her husband, Henri. They both survived stays in concentration camps. Photograph: New York Times

Born April 1st, 1919 Died August 23rd, 2017 Jeannie de Clarens, an amateur spy who passed a wealth of information to the British about the developme(...)

US president Donald Trump rose to power on the votes of those who are at the bottom and see power as the ability to kick others in the face in your own favour. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

When Steve Bannon got his walking papers as head of White House strategy from Donald Trump, it was seen by Washington commentators as a victory for th(...)

 File image of Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal  at his home in  Haifa, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, who last year was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday,(...)

Caryna Camerino: ‘Nobody has the right, in person or in print, to decide who I am or what I’m about based on my religion or heritage.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

You wouldn’t know that I’m Jewish unless I told you. You wouldn’t know it by my name, by my nose or by my salary. I don’t pray, but I do celebrate. I (...)

Auschwitz: the SS doctor Fritz Klein, asked about his Hippocratic oath, said, “Out of respect for human life I would remove a gangrenous appendix from a diseased body. The Jew is the gangrenous appendix in the body of mankind.” Photograph: AP

Considering the many atrocities perpetrated by Nazi medicine, including barbaric human medical experimentation, “involuntary euthanasia” – a euphemism(...)

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