70th Anniversary Liberation Auschwitz Held Amid Controversy


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AuschwitznowOSWIECIM, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Government leaders and survivors are among those marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet forces of Nazi-death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in ceremonies overshadowed by new concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Europe, and a row between Poland and Russia. Tuesday's event in Poland was expected to be the last big anniversary in which remaining elderly survivors would be able to come and pay their respects at the former camp, which became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Former Auschwitz Camp Attracts Record Number Of Visitors


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Slice_01WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A record number of more than 1.5 million people have visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland last year, officials say. The announcement comes ahead of commemorations marking the liberation of what became a symbol of the Holocaust.

NEWS WATCH: Germany To Prosecute 30 Auschwitz Guards

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campBERLIN/WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Prosecutors in Germany have called for dozens of former Nazi guards to be tried for facilitating mass murder at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland during World War Two.

BosNewsLife Week in Review: Christians Killed, Jews Called ‘Security Risk’ By Extremists (Nov.25-Dec.2)


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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's November 25-December 2 news week began with a massive explosion as at least five people were killed and dozens injured when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state.

BREAKING NEWS: Hungary Detains World’s Most Wanted Nazi-Crimes Suspect

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian authorities on Wednesday, July 18, detained László Csatáry, who topped the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center's "most wanted" list for allegedly deporting nearly 16,000 Hungarian Jews to death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, and other war crimes.

Hungary Court Hears Wiesel’s “Holocaust Lies” In Controversial Case


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Budapest court is to rule next month in a case of a Nazi-concentration camp survivor who claims Nobel Peace Prize winning author and human rights activist Elie Wiesel "lies" about his Holocaust past, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 27.