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German prosecutors probe three more Auschwitz guards

German prosecutors said Friday they had opened preliminary investigations against three Nazi-era Auschwitz concentration camp guards suspected of complicity in murder. "There are three possible suspects who were guards" at the extermination camp located in what was Nazi-occupied Poland, a spokesman for the prosecutors office in the northern city of Hanover told AFP. The three men are all aged around 90, said regional newspaper Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung.

70 years on, unsung hero of Nazi camp revolt remembered

Russia and Poland on Monday marked the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the defence ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943.

70 years on, Russia remembers unsung hero of Nazi camp revolt

Russia on Monday marked the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, President Vladimir Putin ordered the defence ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943.

70 years on, Russia remembers unsung hero of Nazi camp revolt

Russia was set to mark Monday the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, President Vladimir Putin ordered the defence ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943.

Warsaw to mark great synagogue destruction with replica

A miniature replica of the Great Synagogue of Warsaw will be installed on the site of the original, almost 70 years to the day after the Nazis levelled it, an architect for the project said Sunday. "The different fragments, like the walls, the domes, the court, have already been assembled for a first time. All of it will then be dismantled and transported next to the original place for final assembly scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday," architect Jan Strumillo said.

Bells toll for Warsaw ghetto uprising 70 years on

Sirens rang out and church bells tolled Friday as Poland marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising that saw young Jews take up arms against Nazi German forces. Hundreds of people including Holocaust survivors gathered at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, where Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski called the revolt a "fight for dignity". "But it was also an accusation of passivity and ineffectiveness of the whole free world, the world that could not bring itself to help."

Bells toll for Warsaw ghetto uprising 70 years on

Sirens rang out and church bells tolled Friday as Poland marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising that saw young Jews rise up against Nazi German forces. Hundreds of people including Holocaust survivors gathered at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, where Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski called the revolt a "fight for dignity". "But it was also an accusation of passivity and ineffectiveness of the whole free world, the world that could not bring itself to help."

Bells toll for Warsaw ghetto uprising 70 years on

Sirens rang out and church bells tolled Friday as Poland marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising that saw young Jews rise up against Nazi German forces. Hundreds of people including Holocaust survivors gathered at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, where Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski called the revolt a "fight for dignity". "But it was also an accusation of passivity and ineffectiveness of the whole free world, the world that could not bring itself to help," he said.

Bells toll for Warsaw ghetto uprising 70 years on

Sirens and church bells are set to ring across Warsaw Friday to mark 70 years to the day since hundreds of young, poorly armed Jews rose up against the Nazis in a doomed revolt. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski will lead a ceremony at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, with thousands of people including Holocaust survivors due to attend. "The drama and the combat, this painful experience is part of both the Polish and Jewish traditions," the head of state said at a Holocaust-themed art opening ahead of the anniversary.

Warsaw ghetto uprising survivor recalls 'hell on earth'

Simcha "Kazik" Rotem was just 19 years old when the Nazis stormed the Warsaw ghetto, facing almost certain death in the gas chambers. But 70 years on, he recalled how he and a few hundred other poorly-armed young Jews opted for what he described as a "more decent death", rising up in their own stand against the Nazi campaign of mass murder that wiped out six million Jews in World War II.
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