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France: WWII memorial vandalized with anti-COVID pass slogan

France: WWII memorial vandalized with anti-COVID pass slogan

Mont Valerien west of Paris vandalized with “Anti Pass” painted in large letters.

Jewish ‘Band of Brothers’ officer Edward Shames dead at 99

Jewish ‘Band of Brothers’ officer Edward Shames dead at 99

Edward Shames, the World War II veteran who was the last living members of the "Band of Brothers," has died.

Wartime letter sent by Churchill to French PM to auctioned off

Wartime letter sent by Churchill to French PM to auctioned off

A letter written by the British PM during WWII telling France he can't spare any additional airplanes set to be auctioned off.

No place for guilt over Israel's self-defense

No place for guilt over Israel's self-defense

Israel’s behavior in wartime should be judged exactly as we do any other country at war, such as the US and its allies in WWII.Op-ed.

Jewish leaders welcome Slovakia's apology for WWII legislation

Jewish leaders welcome Slovakia's apology for WWII legislation

Conference of Presidents welcomes Slovakia’s apology for anti-Semitic World War II legislation.

Slovakia apologizes for anti-Semitic World War II legislation

Slovakia apologizes for anti-Semitic World War II legislation

Slovakia’s government apologizes for legislation that stripped Jews of their human and civil rights.

Austrian town to remove memorial to three Waffen SS soldiers

Austrian town to remove memorial to three Waffen SS soldiers

Town of Imst planning to remove a memorial to three soldiers who were members of the Waffen SS during World War II.

Jewish WWII RAF pilot, one of last remaining 'Dambusters,' dies

Jewish WWII RAF pilot, one of the last remaining 'Dambusters,' dies at 100

Lawrence "Benny" Goodman was a "Jewish hidden hero" who played an instrumental part in British air campaigns against Nazi infrastructure.

Outrage in France after Nazi massacre memorial defaced

Outrage in France after Nazi massacre memorial defaced

French Pres. Macron vows to find out who desecrated memorial to nearly 700 victims of Nazi massacre.

Seth MacFarlane adapting Herman Wouk WWII novels for miniseries

Seth MacFarlane adapting Herman Wouk WWII novels for miniseries

“Family Guy” creator is adapting late Jewish author’s epic World War II novels “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” into TV series.

When WWII ended there was no armistice, there was surrender

When WWII ended there was no armistice, there was surrender

May 8, 1945 is the day that Nazi Germany recognized its defeat and had to agree to total surrender. And that brought peace. Opinion.

Report: Rothschild heir accuses: Vienna 'perpetuating' Nazi laws

Rothschild heir accuses Vienna of 'perpetuating' Nazi laws: reports

Descendant of Rothschild family sues Vienna, demands cancellation of sanatorium sale and pro-city clause.

'Polish ambassador was an anti-Semite'

'Those who colluded with Hitler now demolish Soviet memorials'

Putin cites WWII archives showing Poland wanted to ‘erect magnificent monument’ to honor Hitler’s plan to send Jews to Africa to perish.

Krispy Kreme owner donates millions to atone for Nazi past

Krispy Kreme owner donates millions to atone for Nazi past

Reimann family announces donation to Holocaust survivors after investigation finds their Nazi ancestors used slave labor during WWII.

Nazi comedy 'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto film fest prize

Nazi comedy 'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto film fest prize

World War II 'anti-hate satire' wins prize with history of predicting Oscars success.

Live: Pence speaks at ceremony marking start of WWIIplayer

Live: Pence speaks at ceremony marking start of WWII

US VP delivers remarks in Warsaw at ceremony marking 80th anniversary of outbreak of World War II.

'I put two bullets in German officer's head'

'I put two bullets in German officer's head'

French Resistance heroine Madeleine Riffaud recalls how she led Resistance soldiers in the fight against Germany during World War II.

Former SS soldier charged with denying Holocaust in Germany

Former SS soldier charged with denying Holocaust in Germany

Karl Munter, 96, indicted for questioning extent of the Holocaust and offensive comments about a massacre of French civilians during WW II.

Argentina removes Haiti ambassador following controversial tweet

Argentina removes Haiti ambassador following controversial tweet

Argentina removes its ambassador to Haiti following his tweet which angered Jewish groups.

France ramps up efforts to return stolen WWII Jewish assets

France ramps up efforts to return stolen WWII Jewish assets

French government launches project to return cultural artifacts stolen from Jews in World War II.

Tens of thousands mark Day of Liberation and Rescueplayer

Tens of thousands mark Day of Liberation and Rescue

Throughout world were rallies of prayer and thanksgiving to commemorate surrender of Nazis and rescue of remnant Jews of Europe.

Photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

Photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

Photos of Holocaust survivors exhibited on a central Vienna street defaced with swastikas.

Poland clarifies PM's comments on restitution

Poland clarifies PM's comments on restitution

Polish Embassy in Israel releases full quotation of PM Morawiecki's comments on paying restitution to Jews who survived World War II.

Polish PM: Restitution to Jews - a victory for Hitler

Polish PM: Restitution to Jews - a victory for Hitler

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki makes clear he opposes paying restitution to Jews who survived World War II.

Auschwitz Museum protests camp photos on items sold online

Auschwitz Museum protests camp photos on items sold online

Authorities at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum protest to online vendor selling items bearing photos of the former Nazi death camp.

Diary of WWII’s Monuments Man given to National Archives

Diary of WWII’s Monuments Man given to National Archives

Diary of S. Lane Faison Jr., prominent historian who identified Nazi-looted art, given to National Archives.

German court drops case against former Nazi camp guard

German court drops case against former Nazi camp guard

Case against former Stutthof guard Johann Rehbogen dropped due to his health.

Thousands march in Greece in memory of Holocaust victims

Thousands march in Greece in memory of Holocaust victims

2,000 people hold silent march in Thessaloniki on anniversary of the departure of first train taking Jews to Auschwitz.

Jewish groups praise Vatican's decision to open WWII archives

Jewish groups praise Vatican's decision to open WWII archives

American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League welcome Vatican's decision to open the archives of Pius XII.

Schindler's personal possessions to be auctioned off

Schindler's personal possessions to be auctioned off

Boston-based auction house to put up several personal possessions of German industrialist who saved about 1,200 Jews during World War II.

Serbian opposition leader apologizes to Jewish community

Serbian opposition leader apologizes to Jewish community

Serbian opposition leader apologizes after being accused of embracing supporters of a Nazi collaborator during World War II.

Plans for sausage museum at Buchenwald spark outcry

Plans for sausage museum at Buchenwald spark outcry

Former Nazi camp which held hundreds of Jewish prisoners to be turned into sausage museum, sparking criticism.

Former Nazi guard dies after being deported from US

Former Nazi guard dies after being deported from US

Former Nazi labor camp guard Jakiw Palij, who was deported from US to Germany in August, dies at 95.

French Resistance fighter who saved Jews from Nazis, dies at 108

French Resistance fighter who saved Jews from Nazis, dies at 108

Georges Loinger, a Jewish member of the French Resistance who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, dies at 108.

Polish court rules against WWII drama on German TV

Polish court rules against WWII drama on German TV

Court in Poland rules that World War II drama commissioned by German public TV channel misrepresented compensation.

Poland honors last surviving fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Poland honors last surviving fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Warsaw observes moment of silence in honor of last surviving fighter from Ghetto uprising. 'May his memory live on,' says Polish president.

Last fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising passes away

Last fighter from Warsaw Ghetto Uprising passes away

Simcha Rotem, last surviving fighter from the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising by Jewish partisans against the Nazis, dies at 94.

Former Majdanek guard 'too sick' to face trial

Former Majdanek guard 'too sick' to face trial

German court says it won't put on trial 97-year-old former guard at Majdanek death camp due to his health.

Germany to compensate Kindertransport survivors

Germany to compensate Kindertransport survivors

Following negotiations with the German government, compensation will be paid to Holocaust survivors who were children in Kindertransport.

Trial of former Nazi guard collapses over his health

Trial of former Nazi guard collapses over his health

Judges end proceedings in trial of former SS guard at Stutthof due to questions about his health.