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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 5, the 64th day of 2021. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5,...

What kindness brought to folks featured in 'One Good Thing'

In 200 stories over this pandemic-ridden year, The Associated Press has celebrated selfless people who have given of themselves in trying times. The stories have warmed hearts of rea...

Poland drops Holocaust speech case against journalist

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland say they have found no breach of law in an article about the role of Poles in the Holocaust and have dropped the case against the journalist who wrote it fo...

Auschwitz to Geppersdorf: Shining a light on a little-known death march

"In 1994, my aunt told me about a group of prisoners who were marched down our road in late January 1945," recalls Rembert Boese, who now lives in the southwestern German state of Baden-Würt...

Bulgaria: Nationalists honor pro-Nazi general with flowers

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Far-right nationalists gathered in Bulgaria's capital Saturday to honor a late World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities. Braving...

Yad Vashem concerned over Polish case against researchers

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial said Thursday it was “deeply disturbed” by the implications of a libel case in Poland in which two prominent Holocaust researchers were ordered ...

Germany mulls shape of memorial to Polish victims of WWII

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of German and Polish experts on Wednesday started discussing what shape a memorial in Berlin to the Polish victims of World War II should take, embarking on a project mandated la...

Germany mum on letter offering gas aid if US drops sanctions

BERLIN (AP) — The German government refused Wednesday to comment on a leaked letter indicating that it offered to help facilitate the import of U.S. liquefied natural gas if Washington dropped the thr...

Opinion: The Holocaust and Poland's good reputation

I recently worked on a report about the murder of an entire Polish family. Jozef and Wiktoria Ulma (who was pregnant) and their six children were executed as punishment for hiding Jews in their home a...

Polish pride, free speech at stake in Holocaust libel case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Warsaw court is due to deliver a verdict Tuesday in a closely watched libel case in which one side sees Polish national pride at stake and the other the future independence of ...

Analysis: A race war evident long before the Capitol siege

A war rages on in America, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump or the assault on the Capitol. It started with slavery and never ended, through lynchings and voter suppression, the ...

Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it harder for a multimillion-dollar lawsuit involving centuries-old religious artworks obtained by the Nazis from Jewish art dealers to continue in U.S. c...

Painting looted by Nazis to be returned to Jewish heirs

BERLIN (AP) — A commission in Germany has ruled that a painting by expressionist Erich Heckel that is in a German art museum was likely unlawfully obtained under the Nazis and should be returned to th...

Future of Holocaust research in Poland hinges on libel case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two Polish historians are facing a libel trial for a scholarly examination of Polish behavior during World War II, a case whose outcome is expected to determine the fate of indep...

Trump loyalists in South Dakota turn on home state senator

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Longtime South Dakota Republican voter Jim Thompson is ready to leave the GOP, hoping that an exodus of Donald Trump supporters like him will punish the state's preeminent politici...