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Genocide of the European Jews by Nazi Germany and other groups

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The Holocaust: Genocide of the European Jews by Nazi Germany and other groups
The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the World War II genocide of the European Jews. Between 1941 and 1945, across German-occupied Europe, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews, around two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population. The murders were carried out in pogroms and mass shootings; by a policy of extermination through work in concentration camps; and in gas chambers and gas vans in German extermination camps, chiefly Auschwitz, Bełżec, Chełmno, Majdanek, Sobibór, and Treblinka in occupied Poland.


TikTok Removes 380K Videos for Violating Hate Speech Policy [Video]

TikTok Removes 380K Videos for Violating Hate Speech Policy

The platform has removed racist clips, hate groups and content that denies "violent tragedies" like the Holocaust or slavery.

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He lived through the Holocaust, and died of COVID-19. His story of survival lives on: 'I just don't want it to be forgotten.'

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Ancestry Promises Holocaust Records Will Be Free

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How a fashion label founded by a Holocaust survivor came to help Australian health workers

While many Melbourne businesses are struggling under the coronavirus restrictions, staff at Fella Hamilton are busier than ever after the label began making masks and gowns for healthcare workers.
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Facebook algorithm recommending Holocaust denial and fascist content, report finds

Researchers accuse social media giant of treating content as 'debate over facts' rather than antisemitism
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Master tailor stitches a new life as tailor to the stars

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Principal in Holocaust Dispute Shouldn’t Have Been Fired, Judge Rules

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'Government needed a villain': Louisiana lawmaker equates coronavirus mask mandates to Holocaust

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