Hungarians In 'March of Living' After Historic Holocaust Funeral

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest
MARCH OF LIVINGBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Hungarians have participated in the 'March of the Living' to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, shortly after the remains of about 20 executed people, most of them Ashkenazi Jews, were buried in Budapest's Jewish cemetery.

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 Marks Deadly 'Kristallnacht' Amid Concerns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

kristalBERLIN, GERMANY (BosNewsLife)-- Germans, including church leaders, have marked the 75th anniversary of deadly attacks against Jewish properties, known as the Kristallnacht, and the 24th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The commemorations, which were also observed in other European cities, come at a time of concern about a new wave of antisemitism in Europe.

'Alarming Resurgence of Anti-Semitism in Europe'


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

deputyministerspeakingBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hardly seven decades after millions of Jews were killed, Europe is once again experiencing an "alarming resurgence of anti-Semitism ", international leaders warned Tuesday, October 1.

NEWS WATCH: Germany To Prosecute 30 Auschwitz Guards

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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.

Hungary Thanks Horthy Despite Holocaust


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

stefan_bosBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife Columns)-- OK. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews were massacred along with others the Nazis didn't like. Hungary's wartime leader Miklós Horthy knew this would happen when he allied the nation to Nazi-Germany. His noisy friend, Adolf Hitler, often promised the Holocaust as a Final Solution. "So what?", Hungary seems to think these days.