auschwitz

The most notorious Nazi death camp in Poland during the Holocaust. Marked by its notorious gate slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei", Auschwitz was also the site where Josef Mengele performed his "experiments" on prisoners.

The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Most comprehensive Auschwitz exhibit in N. America to Open in Kansas City

The international exhibit, which is making its second and final North American stop, explores the duality of Auschwitz as a symbol and a physical location.

16/09/2020
Ancestry launches new partnership with USC Shoah Foundation

Building on its commitment to preserve at-risk history, there are now more than 19 million Holocaust records available globally, for free and in perpetuity.

By JTA STAFF
27/08/2020
Entrance to Auschwitz
Group set up by German soccer stars donates $80,000 to Auschwitz museum

Kimmich and Goretzka, both 25, each play for the German national team as well.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/08/2020
Vatican marks life of Jewish-born saint who died in Auschwitz gas chamber

Beatified as St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross in 1987, the saint was born in 1891 as Edith Stein.

11/08/2020
Canada defeats Israel at hockey
Israel's hockey team captain to play with the Polish Auschwitz team

Eliezer Sherbatov, 28, signed last week to the local team in Oswiecim, the Polish name for Auschwitz.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
10/08/2020
Roma and Sinti community commemorate Memorial Day at Auschwitz

Historians estimate that up to 500,000 Roma and Sinti were sent to death camps and murdered in the Holocaust, alongside Jews and others deemed subhuman by the Nazi regime.

Rainer Hoess poses at a school after speaking to students about his grandfather's legacy in Toronto,
Grandson of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoess is a criminal

According to an exposé published Friday in the Israeli paper Israel Hayom, Hoess, 55, has engaged in multiple fraud schemes over the years.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
25/07/2020
The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz is pictured during
Auschwitz museum employees discover inscription in children's shoes

One inscription identified a shoe as belonging to Amos Steinberg, who was born in Prague in 1938 and imprisoned with his parents in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1942. He was later sent to Auschwitz.

By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
22/07/2020
AUSCHWITZ
Banknote helps Holocaust survivor reunite with soldier who liberated her

“A start to a new life. Good luck and happiness,” the note read in English. "Assistant to Chaplain Schacter."

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