Britain released “hundreds” of suspected Nazi war criminals after the Holocaust, according to a leading historian.
The remains of 86 Jewish people sent to Nazi gas chambers in 1943 have been found at a forensic medicine institute in Strasbourg in France.
They were found by historian Raphael Toledano and included bodies that were dismembered and burnt and a jar of “skin fragments” from a gas chamber victim.
Oskar Gröning, the “book-keeper of Auschwitz” who was 1a>jailed this week1b>, escaped prosecution in Britain in 1947, it has been revealed.
Gröning, now aged 94, 1a>was sentenced to four years imprisonment1b> for his role in the murder of 300,000 Jews during the Holocaust.
A former SS guard known as the “book-keeper of Auschwitz” has been sentenced to four years in prison for aiding the murder of at least 300,000 Jews.
Oscar Groening, now aged 94, was sentenced in court in the north German city of Lueneburg.
He had stood trial 2a>in front of Holocaust survivors and victims’ relatives2b> over the past four months.
A leading art dealer has been criticised for comparing the restitution of art looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust to “ambulance chasing”.
Julian Agnew, former chairman of the Society of London Art Dealers, said the campaign was comparable to lawyers who encourage victims to take litigious action.
A veteran Labour MP has claimed that Israel uses the Holocaust to “justify” killing Palestinians.
Gerald Kaufman, the father of the House of Commons, made the claim in Parliament on Wednesday.
Sir Gerald, Manchester Gorton MP, said: “The Israelis use the Holocaust, they use the murder of six million Jews to justify their murder of thousands upon thousands of Palestinians.”
BBC political editor Nick Robinson has urged young people to raise the subject of the Holocaust as much as possible in day to day conversation and on social media, “to make people remember”.
For us as proud British Jews, the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to Bergen-Belsen was deeply significant.
Sir Nicholas Winton, the British hero who saved hundreds of children from Nazi persecution during the Second World War, has died at the age of 106.
Commonly known as the “British Schindler”, Sir Nicholas was responsible for rescuing 4a>669 Czech-Jewish children before they were sent to concentration camps4b>.
The number of Jewish people in the world is almost the same as it was before the Holocaust, according to Israeli think-tank, the Jewish People Policy Institute.
Before the Holocaust – in which six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis – there were 16.5 million Jews in the world.