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Nazi death camp museum worker charged over anti-Semitic posters

An employee of the museum at a former Nazi German death camp in Poland has been charged with anti-Semitism along with five other men, local media and police said Saturday. Officers detained the Poles in the eastern city of Lublin on Thursday and charged them with incitement to hatred, after three of them were caught putting up posters at bus stops reading "Zionists Leave Lublin", police said in a statement.

Stolen Nazi death camp cap back in Polish museum

A prisoner's cap stolen from the museum at a former Nazi German death camp in Poland and put up for sale on eBay has been returned, a spokeswoman for the institution said Wednesday. The blue and white striped cap was stolen from the museum at Majdanek more than 20 years ago and only turned up on eBay in the United States this year. An antiques dealer spotted the advertisement in June and alerted Poland's culture ministry, which then asked the FBI to pull the item. The US ambassador in Warsaw returned the cap to the ministry last week.

Oldest male Nazi camp survivor dies aged 107

The oldest known male survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, Austrian-born Leopold Engleitner, has died at the age of 107, Austrian media reported Thursday. Engleitner passed away on April 21 but his death was only announced now in accordance with his wishes, said the daily Salzburger Nachrichten.

Poland drops probe of artist's use of Holocaust ashes

Polish prosecutors have dismissed their probe into a Swedish artist's claims he used ashes of Holocaust victims, their spokeswoman said Wednesday. Carl Michael von Hausswolff claims he stole ashes from a crematorium at Nazi Germany's Majdanek concentration camp in Poland in 1989, diluted them in water and used them in a watercolour painting. Prosecutors decided not to charge him with stealing human remains or graves because the statute of limitations had expired, Beata Syk-Jankowska of the prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Lublin told AFP.
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