City authorities in Wałbrzych, in southwest Poland, stated on Thursday (26 August) that they now know the supposed location of a fabled missing WWII Nazi German train, but that they will not proceed without state help. Radio Poland reports.
The head of the European Parliament implored citizens to fight the "demons" of racism and anti-Semitism that still haunt Europe, in a speech to mark the liberation of Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp 70 years ago.
Tensions between French National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie worsened on Thursday as the 86-year-old founder of the far-right party defended having described Nazi gas chambers as a "detail of history".
SPECIAL REPORT: "Historiography is obsessed with the rulers, men of power and influential people, while the memories about ordinary people die with those that have known them," says Goce Smilevski, about his decision to write a novel about Sigmund Freud's sister, Adolfina.
Protests in central Budapest remain ongoing since Sunday (20 July), after a controversial monument dedicated to “all the victims” of Hungary’s German occupation was erected during the night of 20 to 21 July, the Hungarian press reports.
The story of Jan Karski, who has been described as a superspy during World War II, may be worthy of a Hollywood movie. However the man viewed as war hero in his native Poland has remained off the international radar, probably because his contributions to mankind - including the first revelations about the Holocaust - were disregarded by Western leaders and remain an embarrassment for the US and the UK.
Fifty years after the trial of Adolf Eichmann, we need to remember that, as unimaginable as were the horrors of the Holocaust, they occurred on this Earth and we must not hesitate to recognise new evils in today's world, says Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress.
The European Commission turned down calls by six EU member states from the former Soviet bloc yesterday (22 December), which urged it to condemn the exactions of communist regimes and assimilate them to Nazi war crimes.