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An elderly man suspected of Nazi war crimes has been arrested in Hungary, prosecutors said Wednesday, after a worldwide Jewish rights organization discovered him living in Budapest.

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Technocracy to save Greece?updated: Tue May 15 2012 11:48:00

Greek president Karolos Papoulias proposes a technocratic government after coalition talks fail to produce anything.

Jewish group condemns remarks by leader of Greek far-right partyupdated: Tue May 15 2012 11:48:00

A Jewish group in Greece has condemned the leader of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party over comments he made about the Holocaust in a TV interview.

Netanyahu invokes Holocaust with Iranupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 12:11:00

As Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, CNN's Kevin Flower reports on a political debate behind the scenes.

Holocaust victims database aims to restore lost identities updated: Sat Nov 26 2011 10:30:00

Alison Shein considers herself an amateur genealogist, spending hours online searching for information about family members she never knew.

Demjanjuk war crimes conviction caps 30-year battleupdated: Thu May 12 2011 14:29:00

A German court convicted onetime Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk on Thursday in the murder of tens of thousands of Jews at a Nazi concentration camp, capping a 30-year legal saga.

Israel's Holocaust museum launches YouTube channel in Farsiupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 10:47:00

Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial, museum and research facility, has launched a YouTube channel in Farsi, the primary language of Iran. This is being added to the already existing channels in English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Spanish.

3 men charged in Auschwitz sign theftupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 11:32:00

Three people have been charged in last year's theft of the famous "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, a prosecutor said Friday.

Holocaust denier fires lawyer who has neo-Nazi links, colleague saysupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 14:46:00

A Catholic bishop convicted of Holocaust denial in Germany has fired a lawyer with neo-Nazi links, the editor of the bishop's newsletter said.

Dutch seek fugitive Nazi war criminal from Germanyupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 14:09:00

Dutch prosecutors asked Germany on Thursday to hand over a fugitive Nazi war criminal who escaped from prison nearly 60 years ago, they said.

Hate speech infiltrates social-networking sites, report saysupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 16:37:00

The unregulated nature of the Web has aided a proliferation of cyber-hate, according to a report the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Tolerance released Monday.

Liberating Auschwitzupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 07:45:00

65 years later, a Russian soldier tells how he helped liberate Auschwitz death camp and its emaciated survivors.

Auschwitz liberator: Prisoners saved from hellupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 07:45:00

Ivan Martynushkin is a rare surviving witness to the horrors of the Holocaust, and only one of a handful still living who liberated the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Holocaust symbol stolenupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:56:00

Thieves steal infamous Auschwitz death camp sign bearing the cynical phrase 'arbeit macht frei' or 'work sets you free.'

5 arrested as Auschwitz sign recoveredupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:56:00

Police in Poland have recovered the infamous sign stolen from the front gate of the Auschwitz concentration camp and arrested five men, they announced Monday.

Nazi sign stolen from Auschwitz gatesupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:16:00

A sign synonymous with the Nazi work camps of World War II was stolen overnight from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp memorial in Poland, police said Friday.

Warsaw Ghetto fighter Marek Edelman hailedupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 12:19:00

Leading figures from Poland to the United States have been paying tribute to Marek Edelman, the anti-Nazi resistance fighter and Solidarity movement supporter who died Friday.

Spanish judge indicts 3 suspected Nazi camp guardsupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 10:02:00

A Spanish judge has indicted three suspected former Nazi concentration camp guards Thursday on charges of genocide and ordered their arrests.

Arrest made in death of Nazi concentration camp survivorupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 13:10:00

A Bronx woman has been charged with murder and robbery in the death of an 89-year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor, and police said a man is still being sought in connection with the death.

Nazi concentration camp survivor, 90, found strangledupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 20:52:00

A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was found strangled Thursday in his Upper East Side apartment, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said Friday.

Holocaust survivor: Museum shooter akin to suicide bomberupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 14:13:00

The gunman who opened fire at Washington's U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum this week is no better than a suicide bomber, a survivor of the Holocaust said.

Holocaust Museum Shooterupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 14:13:00

Who is Holocaust Museum Shooter? CNN's Jim Acosta has this report.

Commentary: Hate groups threatened by diversityupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 17:26:00

Last Saturday, a young African-American president used eloquent prose to challenge the world to learn from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust at Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp: "To this day, there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened -- a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful. This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts; a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history."

Guard killed during shooting at Holocaust museumupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 02:26:00

A rifle-wielding white supremacist entered Washington's Holocaust museum on Wednesday afternoon, fatally shooting a security guard before being wounded himself by return fire from other guards, authorities said.

Obama: 'I will not forget'updated: Fri Jun 05 2009 20:08:00

President Obama goes on an emotional tour of the former Nazi concentration camp in Buchenwald, Germany.

Obama to visit Buchenwaldupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 09:57:00

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the former concentration camp at Buchenwald. CNN's Frederick Pleitgen reports.

Buchenwald survivors see Obama as familyupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 09:57:00

A long narrow road winds through a thick forest up a hill called the "Ettesberg," on the outskirts of Weimar in central Germany.

Pope urges Israelis, Palestinians: 'No more war!'updated: Fri May 15 2009 10:30:00

Pope Benedict XVI completed his eight-day tour of the Holy Land on Friday with an exhortation to both Israelis and Palestinians to work through their decades-old conflict.

Pope in Nazarethupdated: Fri May 15 2009 10:30:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on the Pope's trip to Nazareth, Israel.

Politics interrupt pope during Gaza visitupdated: Mon May 11 2009 21:34:00

With his visit already bogged down in historical disputes, the pope's message of peace in Gaza was interrupted Monday by an impromptu speaker who fueled the longtime resentment between Palestinians and Israelis.

Pope on 'high-wire act' tour of Middle Eastupdated: Sat May 09 2009 03:18:00

Pope Benedict XVI arrived Friday in Amman, Jordan, for a weeklong visit to the Middle East that he hopes will help "foster good relations between Christians and Muslims."

Facebook urged to remove Holocaust-denial groupsupdated: Fri May 08 2009 11:03:00

Part of the power of social networking is the ability to form communities with like-minded individuals.

Hitler paintings auctioned offupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 21:05:00

CNN's Atika Shubert reports from Ludlow, England, where Adolf Hitler's watercolors are being auctioned.

Hitler's art attracts big sale pricesupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 21:05:00

A painting by Adolf Hitler sold for almost $15,000 Thursday -- more than six times as much as expected.

Nazi victim: Can people without a soul be punished?updated: Tue Apr 21 2009 10:07:00

For 65 years, Elisabeth Mann has carried with her the pain only a Holocaust survivor can know.

Holocaust survivor's storyupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 10:07:00

Holocaust survivor Elisabeth Mann, tells us her story; she was the only one in her family to survive concentration camp.

Nazi suspect's deportation appeal rejectedupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 12:21:00

A federal immigration board rejected an emergency appeal Friday for a stay of deportation filed by the lawyer for Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk.

Former Nazi camp guard to be deported to Germanyupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 15:54:00

Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk will be deported from the United States to Germany on Sunday, a spokesman for the German Justice Ministry told CNN Thursday.

Pope to skip Holocaust museum on trip to Israel, envoy saysupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 16:51:00

Pope Benedict XVI will not visit Israel's Holocaust museum when he makes his first trip to the region as pope in May, though he will visit a memorial that is part of the site, his ambassador to Israel said Tuesday.

Vatican: Holocaust denier's apology not enoughupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 11:32:00

The Vatican said Friday it is not satisfied by the apology issued by a Catholic bishop who denied the Holocaust, saying the cleric must still clearly "distance himself" from the controversial comments.

Holocaust-denying bishop apologizes, but does not recantupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 16:22:00

The Catholic bishop who caused outrage for denying the Nazis had systematically murdered millions of Jews in the Holocaust apologized Thursday for his statements.

Holocaust-denying bishop returns to UKupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 12:11:00

A British Roman Catholic bishop who was ordered to leave Argentina because of his inflammatory comments about the Holocaust has returned home.

Holocaust-denying bishop leaves Argentina, ministry saysupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 15:16:00

A Catholic bishop who was ordered to leave Argentina because of his inflammatory comments about the Holocaust left the country Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said.

Bishop who denied Holocaust ordered to leave Argentinaupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 18:28:00

Bishop Richard Williamson, who last month denied the existence of the Holocaust in an interview with Swedish television, was ordered Thursday to leave Argentina within 10 days, the Ministry of Interior said.

Holocaust denier strains Catholic-Jewish relationsupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 15:56:00

The gray-haired bishop speaks haltingly at first, choosing his words with care. He pauses, stumbles, repeats himself, underlines words vocally for emphasis. But then he warms to his topic, and the words begin to flow freely.

Israel expects pope to visit in Mayupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 15:12:00

Pope Benedict XVI will visit Israel in May, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Sunday.

Pope insists Church rejects anti-Semitismupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 12:29:00

Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday the Catholic Church is "profoundly and irrevocably committed to reject all anti-Semitism."

Holocaust-denying bishop loses court battleupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 13:32:00

A German court Monday refused to intervene in the case of Bishop Richard Williamson, who is facing prosecution for denying the Holocaust -- a crime in Germany.

Bishop denies Holocaustupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 23:16:00

Argentines respond to comments by a controversial bishop. Brian Byrnes reports.

Holocaust denier removed as head of Argentine seminaryupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 23:16:00

A Holocaust denier Pope Benedict XVI welcomed back into the Roman Catholic Church last month has been removed from his position as head of a seminary in Argentina.

Report confirms Nazi war criminal's deathupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 19:30:00

One of the world's most wanted Nazi war criminals died 17 years ago in Egypt, the German public broadcaster ZDF reported Wednesday.

Vatican: Bishop must recant Holocaust denialupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 12:20:00

The Vatican says it has ordered a controversial bishop who denies the Holocaust to "distance himself" from his views "in an absolutely unequivocal and public manner."

Pope urged to act on Holocaust-denying bishopupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 20:53:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI firmly reject denial of the Holocaust, a week and a half after the Vatican rehabilitated a bishop who denied the Nazis had intentionally murdered 6 million Jews.

Holocaust-denying bishop apologizes to popeupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 14:46:00

A bishop who denies that Jews were killed in Nazi gas chambers apologized Friday that his remarks caused "distress" for the pope.

Pope outrages Jews over Holocaust denierupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 12:25:00

Jewish officials in Israel and abroad are outraged that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to lift the excommunication of a British bishop who denies that Jews were killed in Nazi gas chambers.

Holocaust story proves bogusupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 11:51:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports the author of Holocaust concentration camp love story admits he embellished events.

Buchenwald liberator, American hero dies at 83updated: Fri Dec 05 2008 09:50:00

James Hoyt delivered mail in rural Iowa for more than 30 years. Yet Hoyt had long kept a secret from most of those who knew him best: He was one of the four U.S. soldiers to first see Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp.

Kristallnacht anniversaryupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 12:06:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports on how Germany is marking the 70th anniversary of Reichskristallnacht, the night of broken glass.

Buchenwald liberator's death moves CNN.com readersupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 17:04:00

The voice on the other end of the phone line spoke in a gentle, hushed tone.

Visiting sites of tragedy to touch history, ease grief updated: Mon Feb 25 2008 09:50:00

On a blustery January day, a few tourists gather at the spot where the World Trade Center once stood in New York City. In pictures, words and a roll call of the dead, an area of kiosks and signs near the eastern edge of the site recounts the events of September 11, 2001.

Time.com: Vacationing at Auschwitzupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 17:40:00

As more tourists spend their vacations at sites of disaster and depravity, a former war correspondent offers a word of caution

Two more shooting victims released from hospitalupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 06:13:00

Twelve victims of Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech remained hospitalized Wednesday night.

Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocitiesupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 11:10:00

If you Google the word Darfur, you will find about 13 million references to the atrocities in the western Darfur region of Sudan -- what the United States has said is this century's first genocide.

Suspect named in attack on Nobel laureateupdated: Fri Feb 16 2007 21:30:00

Police issued an arrest warrant Friday for a New Jersey man suspected of roughing up Nobel laureate and Holocaust scholar Elie Wiesel at a San Francisco hotel earlier this month.

Iran hosts Holocaust conferenceupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 00:27:00

Iran on Monday opened a two-day conference exploring the validity of the Nazi Holocaust, a move that has sparked outrage among Jewish groups.

Mayor suspended in Nazi jibe rowupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 05:30:00

London Mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended from office for four weeks after being found guilty of bringing his office into disrepute by comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard.

'Holocaust denier' to appealupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 02:27:00

A defense attorney for David Irving said an appeal would be filed after an Austrian court sentenced the British historian to three years in prison for denying the Holocaust took place.

Deportation ordered for accused Naziupdated: Wed Dec 28 2005 22:07:00

A federal immigration judge Wednesday ordered an Ohio man accused of having served as a Nazi death-camp guard deported to his native Ukraine.

Nazi hunter Wiesenthal dead at 96updated: Tue Sep 20 2005 03:35:00

Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down Nazi war criminals following World War II and spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice, died Tuesday. He was 96.

Benedict warns of anti-Semitismupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 07:37:00

Pope Benedict XVI, visiting a synagogue in Germany, has warned of a rising wave of anti-Semitism.

Holocaust memorial considers rulesupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 05:32:00

The American architect who designed Berlin's new Holocaust memorial has urged German authorities not to impose rules that would restrict the behavior of visitors.

Berlin unveils Holocaust memorialupdated: Tue May 10 2005 02:50:00

Berlin has unveiled a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, ending 17 years of charged debate over how Germany should remember that grim period of its history.

Sharon: Never forget Nazi killersupdated: Thu May 05 2005 09:50:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has told thousands at a march in Poland recalling the Holocaust to "always remember the victims and never forget the murderers."

Ken Livingstone statement in fullupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 05:42:00

London Mayor Ken Livingstone says he will not apologize or express regret for likening a Jewish reporter to a Nazi "concentration camp guard." The following is the full text of his statement:

Nazi row mayor: No regretsupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 04:18:00

London Mayor Ken Livingstone says he will not apologize or express regret for likening a Jewish reporter to a Nazi "concentration camp guard."

Nazi row mayor 'to express regret'updated: Sun Feb 20 2005 09:34:00

London Mayor Ken Livingstone is expected to express regret this week for comparing a Jewish newspaper reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard, his deputy said Sunday.

Leaders, survivors mark Auschwitz liberationupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 06:19:00

World leaders have joined elderly Holocaust survivors in Poland to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

Barber to the SS, witness to the Holocaustupdated: Wed Jan 26 2005 07:25:00

Joszf Paczynski remembers the day in 1942 when he saw a group of fellow prisoners at Auschwitz being gassed and cremated.

Keeping France's dark history aliveupdated: Tue Jan 25 2005 12:37:00

On a gray day, French high school students are learning about a dark heritage.

A bleak, hopeless landscapeupdated: Tue Jan 25 2005 09:25:00

It looked just as it does in all the photos and films I've seen about Auschwitz. And the winds that blew across the fields, and the dusting of snow that fell the night before made the camp seem even starker than I'd imagined.

Surviving the horror of Auschwitzupdated: Sun Jan 23 2005 13:39:00

Adam Koenig was one of eight siblings in a Jewish family.

Swiss banks publish Holocaust era accountsupdated: Thu Jan 13 2005 23:49:00

Swiss banks published on the Internet Thursday the names of 3,100 World War II-era account holders who might have been victims of Nazi persecution and are entitled to millions of dollars in deposits.

Duchess: Prince 'deserves a break'updated: Thu Jan 13 2005 06:30:00

Britain's Prince Harry "deserves a break" after his apology for wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party, his aunt, the Duchess of York, has told CNN.

A Swiss court allows Gypsies' Holocaust lawsuit to proceedupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 12:38:00

In late June, a Swiss appeals court decided that a group of five Gypsies could sue IBM in Switzerland. Previously, a lower court had dismissed the case on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction -- deeming IBM's Geneva office only an "antenna," and not its European headquarters. But the appeals court held that jurisdiction was proper.

The deadly medicine of the Holocaustupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 17:47:00

In the infancy of a wicked regime, the very first year of Adolf Hitler's dictatorship, the new German chancellor signed a chilling mandate: the law for the prevention of genetically diseased offspring.

The spy who copes with the Holocaustupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 11:09:00

Gabriel Allon, the moody star of Daniel Silva's highly acclaimed series of espionage thrillers, is not everyone's favorite person, even to himself.

EU urged to fight anti-Semitismupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 08:40:00

Jewish and European leaders have called for concrete action to combat a resurgence of the "monster" of anti-Semitism on the continent.

Fortune: Everything In History Was Against Them What did it take to survive the Holocaust's death camps and start over updated: Mon Apr 13 1998 00:01:00

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