Pope Kisses Auschwitz Survivor’s Tattoo

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has kissed the tattoo of an Auschwitz survivor during a general audience on Wednesday. Lidia Maksymowicz, a Polish citizen who was deported to Auschwitz from her native Belarus by the age of 3, showed the pope the number tattooed...

Auschwitz Survivors Mark Anniversary Online Amid Pandemic

WARSAW, Poland — A Jewish prayer for the souls of people murdered in the Holocaust echoed Wednesday over where the Warsaw ghetto stood during World War II as a world paused by the coronavirus pandemic observed the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwit...
Poland's President Andrzej Duda walking along with survivors through the gates of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp to attend the 75th anniversary of its liberation

Auschwitz Survivors Warn of Rising Anti-Semitism 75 Years On

OSWIECIM, Poland — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp recalled their suffering as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and h...

Anti-Semitism Grows in Jewish Communities in NYC Suburbs

MONSEY, N.Y. — For years, ultra-Orthodox Jewish families priced out of increasingly expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods have been turning to the suburbs, where they have taken advantage of open space and cheaper housing to establish modern-day versions of the Eur...