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Auschwitz barracks vandalized with antisemitic graffiti

WARSAW, Poland — Police and prosecutors in southern Poland are investigating graffiti in English and German that appeared on multiple buildings at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the site of the former Nazi German death camp. A security guard found the graffiti Tuesday sprayed on nine wooden barracks in an area where…
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October 7, 2021
Auschwitz-Birkenau

Antisemitic graffiti found at Auschwitz-Birkenau site

The graffiti included statements in English and German, as well as two references to often-used Old Testament sayings frequently used by antisemites. By REUTERS   OCTOBER 6, 2021 05:16 PHOTOGRAPH OF Auschwitz-Birkenau taken in February 2017. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Antisemitic graffiti has been discovered on barracks on the…
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October 6, 2021
Auschwitz-Birkenau

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three members of an advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland have resigned after the government appointed former Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, a top member of the country’s right-wing ruling party, to serve on the council. Culture Minister Piotr Glinski recently appointed Szydlo to…
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April 16, 2021
Auschwitz-Birkenau

How Nazis Used Music to Celebrate and Facilitate Murder

In December 1943, a 20-year-old named Ruth Elias arrived in a cattle car at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. She was assigned to Block 6 in the family camp, a barracks that housed young women and the camp’s male orchestra, an ensemble of incarcerated violinists, clarinet players, accordion players and percussionists…
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April 7, 2021
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After a coronavirus pause, Auschwitz reopens to visitors

Closed during the coronavirus pandemic, the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau reopens July 1. The downtime was used for maintenance and restoration. Like many museums in Europe, the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland's Oświęcim has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. On March 12, 2020, the international memorial…
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June 30, 2020
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Facebook removes Trump ads displaying symbol used by Nazis

WASHINGTON — Facebook on Thursday removed advertisements posted on its platform by the Trump campaign that prominently featured a symbol used by Nazis to classify political prisoners in concentration camps during World War II, saying the imagery violated company policy.The Trump campaign had used the ads, with a picture of…
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June 19, 2020
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Germany doubles fund to preserve Auschwitz-Birkenau

Germany has doubled its share of a fund to preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to 120 million euros ($135 million), Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday, according to AFP. The death camp, which is located in Poland, was where Nazi officials murdered 1.1 million people, a million of whom were…
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June 17, 2020