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Nazi war criminal held in Canadian jail

A cowardly convicted Nazi war criminal living in Canada was in jail this weekend after an appeals court upheld an extradition order from Italy, where he was convicted in absentia. Michael Seifert, the so-called “Beast of Balzano,” was sentenced to life after being found guilty in 2000 of nine counts of murder, committed during his… Keep Reading

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Jewish cemetery desecrated in Poland

A Jewish cemetery in southern Poland has been desecrated with around 100 tombstones daubed with anti-Semitic slogans and Nazi symbols, police said Monday. Police spokesman Adam Gaska said that the perpetrators were believed to be local youths, and that a criminal investigation had been opened in Czestochowa in the country’s south. “Numerous tombstones have been… Keep Reading

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Holocaust memoirs author, Lundholm, dead at 89

One of Germany’s most prominent Holocaust survivors, Anja Lundholm, whose books recounted the horrors she experienced in a Nazi camp after she was allegedly denounced by her own father, has died aged 89, her publisher said Monday. The Munich-based publishing house LangenMueller said Lundholm died Saturday in Frankfurt. It did not release the cause of… Keep Reading

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Films: History of the Jews – free online films

The website of the Spielberg Jewish Film Archive’s virtual film project, located at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was completed some two weeks ago, and is now online.About 400 films, that depict the history of the Jewish people during the period before the Holocaust, were uploaded. All the films can be viewed, for free: here.… Keep Reading

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French prime minister urges youth to remember wartime deportation of Jews

Prime Minister Francois Fillon urged France’s young people to remember the horrors of the Holocaust during a speech yesterday to mark the 65th anniversary of a World War II roundup of Jews. Speaking at the former site of the Velodrome d’Hiver bicycle stadium – which was used as a transit camp for thousands of Jews… Keep Reading

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