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Explained: Two contentious laws, opposed by the US, that shook Poland's ruling coalition

August 13, 2021 11:22 am

The Polish parliament has passed two Bills that make changes to media ownership rules and to property restitution laws for Holocaust survivors, attracting criticism from the US and the EU, and sparking protests across the country.

Explained: Why the director of the Olympics' opening ceremony was fired

July 24, 2021 9:10 am

Kentaro Kobayashi, who is a renowned Japanese comedian and actor, stepped down after he was widely criticised for a sketch he performed over two decades ago, in which he appeared to have made jokes about the Holocaust.

'Abiding by the truth and weaving a story around it can be challenging': British-Indian author Shaheen Chishti

July 02, 2021 12:19 pm

Looking at the last 100 years generally, I have tried to highlight the many issues and sufferings of women corresponding to the actual world events that took place, said Chishti

Explained: Why Poland is backing laws that make it tough for Jews to reclaim stolen property

June 30, 2021 7:26 am

Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called the legislation a "disgrace”, while the country’s embassy in Poland said it would "make it impossible" for seized property to be returned and make it harder for families to seek compensation.

Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

June 19, 2021 1:09 pm

Sasnal is one of Poland’s most prominent living artists. His works are included in collections at the Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris, among others

Yom HaShoah: Why Israel remembers the Holocaust on a different day

April 21, 2020 8:08 am

Since 1959, when the Knesset officially established the Yom HaShoah in law, entertainment in public places like cinema halls and theaters have been banned on this day. In 1961, laws were amended to include closures of cafes, restaurants and clubs on the 27th day of Nissan.

Argentina's Holocaust museum unveils Nazi relics

October 04, 2019 6:43 pm

The relics included busts of Adolf Hitler and a Nazi Ouija board, used to try to contact the dead. Argentina is home to Latin America's largest Jewish population — but was also home to many Nazis after World War II.

Explained: What is Roma Holocaust Memorial Day?

August 04, 2019 2:10 pm

During the Holocaust, approximately half a million Roma children, women and men were massacred by the Nazis and their allies in sites across Europe.

Lessons in Humanity

April 26, 2019 12:27 am

A photo exhibition tracing Anne Frank’s life talks about the Holocaust and how similar forms of discrimination exists even today

Holocaust quantified: 1/4th of victims killed in just 3 months

January 03, 2019 11:50 pm

The study was published Wednesday in Science Advances. Lewi Stone, a biomathematician in Tel Aviv University, analysed railway records of mass transportation of Jews.

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Holocaust survivors beauty pageant: Celebrating the undying spirit of mankind

November 25, 2015 4:45 pm

When Miss Holocaust Survivor Beauty Pageant was introduced in 2012, it evoked both kudos and criticism from Israelis. Three years later and 70 years after the aftermath, 13 survivors of the tragedy have come forward to take part in the contest in the northern Israeli city of Haifa.