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UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

LeMond, Holocaust survivors ride to celebrate Jewish life

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and dozens of others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to …


Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel, consoler of Anne Frank, dies

Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before the young diarist’s death and the camp’s liberation a month later, has died. She was …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 10 a.m.

Holocaust survivor recounts survival and urges Spokane to lead with kindness

Nissan Krakinowski spoke of his experience during the Holocaust and then implored people of Spokane to lead by being kind to others.


Johan van Hulst, Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 107

Johan van Hulst, who was credited with saving more than 600 Jewish babies and children during World War II and, in 1972, was named Righteous Among the Nations by the …


Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect

A Polish law that makes it a crime to falsely accuse the Polish nation of crimes committed by Nazi Germany took effect Thursday, part of a wider effort by nationalist …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

U.S. Jewish group sparks anger in Poland with Holocaust video

A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube, which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term “Polish Holocaust” …


Polish adviser says Israel wants ‘monopoly on the Holocaust’

An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

Polish PM: Holocaust bill needed, but timing wasn’t good

Legislation to criminalize certain statements about the Holocaust in Poland could have been timed and presented better, the country’s prime minister acknowledged Friday, but he insisted that the law is …


New tech, 3-D holograms preserve Holocaust survivor stories

Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time. Preserving her story is why she’s on stage, or at least a three-dimensional likeness of her is on stage, at the …


Holocaust freedom fighter Carla Peperzak preaches empathy at Gonzaga hate studies conference

Carla Peperzak spent her late teens and early 20s fighting Nazi Germany’s genocide in Holland. She’s now fighting hate by preaching respect and empathy in classrooms and lecture halls.


Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer

The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Spokane psychologists turn to Nuremberg trial ruling on Nazi gas killings to defend role in torture

The attorneys defending Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are arguing that the successful defense of the “gas technician” of the firm that developed Zyklon B used by Nazis …


Louisiana congressman apologizes for video he made in Auschwitz gas chamber

A Louisiana congressman is apologizing for the “unintended pain” caused by a video of his visit to a gas chamber at a Nazi concentration camp.


Holocaust Survivor to visit Spokane in June

Marthe Cohn, 97, travels the country sharing her story of surviving the Holocaust, and will speak in Spokane on June 14 at the Spokane Convention Center, according to Rabbi Yisroel …


Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95

Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …


Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’

President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …


Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …


Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany

The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …


Trump condemns Holocaust deniers

Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons …


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest: Many countries failed to help those fleeing the Holocaust

Arihana Roos, an eight-grader at North Pines Middles School, placed third in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.


Eva Lassman Memorial Writing contest: The Holocaust: The American Response and Its Options

Jesse R Scholz, a sixth-grader at North Pines Middle School, won second place in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.


Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest: Could America Have Helped More?

Rosie Zhou, an eighth-grader at Chase Middle School, won first place in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.


Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust art contest: “The Messenger”

Margo Sophie Hawkins, a seventh-grader at the Odyssey Program at Libby Center won the middle school division of the third annual Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust art contest.


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Senior Israeli rabbi compares Syria atrocities to Holocaust

Israel’s former chief rabbi on Thursday compared the atrocities in Syria to the killing of Jews in World War II and suggested that Israel should intervene to stop the bloodshed …


Movie review: Show-stopping performance from Jessica Chastain in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

The Holocaust film has become a genre unto itself, and sadly, there are more than enough stories from that era to continue the trend. Against ever-shifting, polarized political landscapes, the …


Q&A with ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ author Diane Ackerman

When a Nazi entourage visited the Warsaw zoo on New Year’s Eve, SS members killed other animals for sheer sport. As she watched in horror, Antonina Zabinski, who ran the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Holocaust survivor to speak in Spokane Thursday

Dr. Jacob Eisenbach was just 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived a Nazi concentration camp, but 100 other members of his immediate and extended family did …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Bones of Mengele, ‘Angel of Death,’ teaching tool in Brazil

For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, a German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed inside a blue plastic bag …