Josef Mengele

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Anti-lockdown protesters  in Vienna on Saturday. Tens of thousands of protesters, many from far-right groups, marched through the Austrian capital.  Photograph: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Austrian chancellor Alexander Schellenberg has described his country’s 30-day national lockdown, beginning on Monday, as a belated but necessary pushb(...)

 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(...)

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

Former Nazi death camp officer Oskar Gröning, dubbed the ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’, is on trial charged with  accessory to murder in 300,000 cases of deported Hungarian Jews who were sent to the gas chambers. He faces up to 15 years in jail. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images

What was billed as the last great Auschwitz trial when it opened last week has, in week two, triggered an emotional battle among Holocaust survivors o(...)