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Gas chamber found at Sobibór Nazi death camp

Holocaust researchers have located a gas chamber at the Sobibór death camp that killed an estimated 250,000 Jewish people in 1942-43. Historians already knew that the Germans operated the gas chambers at Sobibor from April 1942 to October 1943, killing an estimated 250,000 Jews brought from across Europe. But they have

Holocaust victim ordered to return ancient artifact

A court in Brooklyn has ordered the family of a Holocaust survivor to return a 3,200-year-old Assyrian tablet to a German museum. The decision turns on its head the familiar scenario of Holocaust victims suing to reclaim property stolen or extorted from them by the Nazis. But in this case, according

Search for displaced Holocaust children

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has begun a search to find out the identities of children, displaced by the Holocaust, in various photographs from their collection. Theodore Meicler recognized his 8-year-old self immediately: the thatch of dark brown hair, the unsmiling eyes, the distant look that concealed his sorrow. He had

Holocaust mass grave found in Romania

A mass grave containing the bodies of 100 Jews has been discovered in a Romanian forest. The find in a forest near the town of Popricani, about 350 kilometers (220 kilometers) northeast of Bucharest, contains the bodies of men, women and children who were shot in 1941, the Elie Wiesel

10,000 shoes belonging to Holocaust victims destroyed in fire

A fire that swept through the Nazi death camp of Majdanek has destroyed more than half of a barrack that houses 10,000 shoes belonging to victims of the Holocaust. In Israel, the director of the Yad Vashem museum, Avner Shalev expressed sorrow that the historic site and valuable artifacts had

The $10 million ancient gold tablet swapped for cigarettes

The family of a holocaust survivor who swapped some cigarettes for a $10 million 3,200-year-old Assyrian gold tablet has been allowed to keep the artifact. Berlin's Vorderasiatisches Museum had demanded the 3,200-year-Assyrian artefact be returned because it was looted by Soviet troops. But a judge on Long Island has ruled

Summit called to address Nazi-looted art

Jewish groups and representatives from 49 countries are gathering in Prague to discuss the topic of Nazi-looted art and how to go about returning the stolen items. The Nazis stole an estimated 650,000 religious items and works of art from European Jews during World War II. While much of the art been

Book claims FDR tried to save Jewish refugees during Second World War

A new book, "Refugees and Rescue", claims that Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to save thousands of Jewish refugees during the Second World War, disputing the widely held view that he was indifferent to the fate of Europe's Jews. The book, "Refugees and Rescue," claims that Roosevelt developed plans in 1938 for

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