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A commemoration in Warsaw in 2009 of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. (Moshe Milner/GPO/BPH)

Poland outlaws speech holding Poles accountable for any part of the Holocaust

By Katarzyna Markusz WARSAW — The Polish Senate passed legislation that criminalizes accusing the Polish state of the crimes committed by the Germans during WW II. The...

Shimon Abta and his wife, who asked not to be named, in Jerusalem in happier times.

US expels Israeli cannabis expert

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — It shouldn’t have been complicated. Shimon Abta, an expert Israeli cannabis agronomist, was sent by his employer to consult with...

L-r: Gabrielle Birkner, Rebecca Soffer

Jewish journalists confront ‘Modern Loss’

By Lori Silberman Brauner NEW YORK — When Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer met in 2007, the two Jewish journalists found they had much more in common than their...

Arthur Jones (Jeffrey Guterman/Twitter)

Holocaust denier running for Congress in Illinois

CHICAGO — A Holocaust denier, anti-Semite and white supremacist is about to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat. Arthur Jones, a...

A holographic image of Sam Harris Kildeer. (Ron Gould)

Speaking to a Holocaust survivor 100 years from now

By Ellen Braunstein SKOKIE, Ill. — In an otherwise darkened theater, viewers gasped when they saw what appeared to be a seated 83-year-old man wearing a light green...

Moshe Holtzberg is embraced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.

‘Baby Moshe’ returns to Mumbai Chabad house

MUMBAI — Moshe Holtzberg, who lost both his parents in a 2008 terror attack at the Chabad House in Mumbai, visited his old room accompanied by the Indian nanny who...

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, right, with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius. (Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty)

Japanese PM visits Sugihara House

KAUNAS — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a museum last week in Lithuania commemorating Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews...

The Sobibor death camp (Wikimedia)

Key figure in Sobibor uprising dies at 96

KIEV — Arkady Wajspapir, a key figure in the 1943 uprising at the Sobibor death camp, died in Kiev at the age of 96. Wajspapir killed at least one Nazi soldier during...

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu being welcomed in New Delhi by Indian PM Narendra Modi. (Ashernet)

New era in India-Israel relations

NEW DELHI — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi signed a series of agreements for cooperation in energy, the film...

Aharon_Appelfeld (Ulf Andersen/Getty)

Appelfeld was a writer of great elusiveness, paradox

By Thane Rosenbaum Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Jan. 4 in Israel. Aharon...