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German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks on the shooting in Hanau at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

Angela Merkel has said the murder of nine people in a shooting rampage by a suspected rightwing extremist has revealed the “poison” of racism and hate(...)

David Baddiel and Dermot Mulqueen. Photograph: BBC

David Baddiel is seated on a bench in the middle of Ennis explaining why he isn’t Louis Theroux. “What he’s very good at is, with people who have extr(...)

Some 800 British bombers dropped 1,400 tonnes of explosives and phosphorous bombs over the Saxon capital. About 25,000 died, many asphyxiated as the flames sucked up all  oxygen. Photograph: AFP/Slub Dresden  Deutsche Fotothek/ RIchard Peter Sen

German president Frank Walter Steinmeier has urged his country to challenge efforts by political extremists to hollow out democracy and relativise Naz(...)

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I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a bestseller novel. Yes, I know, it’s hard for a man to do that these days. I could use a woman’s name. Like(...)

Fr Vincent Twomey: ‘Repentance begins with the courageous facing-up to the past and the frank acknowledgment of wrongdoing.’

A residential institution for children investigated by the Ryan Commission should be set aside as a memorial to the suffering of survivors, Fr Vincent(...)

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, whose life was spared as she was en route to the gas chamber at Auschwitz and it was discovered she could play cello

It’s the tiny details that make Belsen: Our Story (BBC 2, Tuesday, 9pm) so horrifying to sit through. One survivor of the Nazi death camp recollects t(...)

Costa Book of the Year winner Jack Fairweather with his book The Volunteer at the Costa Book Awards in  London, Britain. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather has been named the 2019 Costa Book of the Year. The news was announced on Tuesday evening at the Costa Book Awards (...)

 Former prisoners attend a wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Death Wall during ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi  concentration  camp on Monday. Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

Exactly 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, 100 elderly survivors gather one last time here on Monday: to remember the dead of the fo(...)

The Reverend Canon Dr Christopher Collingwood, Canon Chancellor of York Minster and Joshua Daniels from University of York Jewish Society light some of the 600 candles shaped as a Star of David on the floor of the Chapter House of York Minster as part of a commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day last Thursday. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Ever since the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in 1945, opinions have diverged on whether the Holocaust should be commemorated as a singular h(...)

Holocaust survivor and former prisoner of  Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Miriam Ziegler, shows a picture of her  and other prisoners taken in January 1945, at the camp museum  on Sunday, one day before the 75th anniversary of its liberation. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty

President Michael D Higgins has warned that “an ugly anti-migrant sentiment is attempting to rear its head in Ireland”. This “corrupted form of popu(...)

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