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American professor Randolph L. Braham returns Hungary award over Holocaust ‘whitewash’

An American professor and prominent Holocaust scholar said Sunday he was handing back a Hungarian state award in protest at the government's "falsification of history". "After following developments in Hungary in recent years, it is with heavy heart……

Mike Huckabee defends comparing Holocaust to debt crisis

Fox News host Mike Huckabee said Tuesday he would not apologize for comparing the federal debt to those who did nothing to stop the Nazi death camps after he was condemned by a prominent Holocaust awareness group. Over the weekend, Huckabee gave a speech to the National Rifle Association in…

Israel launches bid to reclaim Holocaust assets

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Sunday launched a commission to track down property taken from Holocaust victims across Europe and get compensation for wartime losses. The Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Task Force or “HEART” is the first official Israeli effort in decades to reclaim assets of Jews killed by the Nazis. Germany has paid…

Fox News dismisses ‘left-wing’ rabbis’ Glenn Beck complaint

Fox News says it has nothing to apologize for after 400 rabbis issued an open letter asking the network to tone down host Glenn Beck’s use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery. “We haven’t seen the ad, but this group is a George Soros backed left-wing political organization that has been…

Update: ‘I never called Republicans Nazis,’ House Democrat insists

UPDATE: The House Democrat from Tennessee criticized for evoking Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels in describing the GOP’s stance on health reform says he “regrets” the words but insists he “never called the Republicans Nazis.” “While I regret that anything I said has created an opportunity to distract from the debate…

Revealed: German diplomat expensed ‘liquidation of Jews’

One diplomat wrote on his expense report the purpose of his journey: “Liquidating Jews in Belgrade.” BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Foreign Office played a far more active role in the Holocaust than previously known and remained a haven for former Nazi diplomats for decades after the war, according to a…

‘Jewish aid boat’ leaves Cyprus bound for Gaza

FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus — A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Europe and the United States set sail on Sunday from Cyprus bound for Gaza, in a bid to run Israel’s blockade of the Palestinian territory. The “Irene” left the port of Famagusta in the Turkish-held north of the divided eastern…

Huntington Library gives Nazi papers to National Archives

Documents that historians say laid the legal groundwork for the execution of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust were turned over to the National Archives on Wednesday. The private, nonprofit Huntington Library formally handed the Nuremberg Laws to archive officials during a news conference at The Huntington’s sprawling complex of…

US museum slams Romania for ‘anti-Semitic’ coin

US Holocaust Museum, others criticize Romania’s central bank for minting ‘anti-Semitic’ coin The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says the refusal of Romania’s central bank to withdraw a coin bearing the image of a prime minister who stripped Jews of their citizenship before World War II is “insensitive” to the…

Suspected US Holocaust Museum shooter dies: official

An elderly white supremacist accused of shooting dead a guard at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington last year died Wednesday in a hospital near the jail where he was being held, a federal prisons official said. “Authorities at the location where James von Brunn was incarcerated, the federal correctional…

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