Auschwitz

Holocaust survivors Ruth Mermelstein (left) and Annie Bleiberg bond at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

Women Who Survived Horrific Experiences In Holocaust Bond At Long Island Museum

Seventy years ago Tuesday, Russian troops liberated the infamous Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland – giving the world its first glimpse of the atrocities committed against Jews and other minorities.

01/27/2015

A pro-Palestinian protest group disrupted a New York City Council vote commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The group says it was a coincidence that they came when they did. (Credit: JPUpdates.com)

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Storm City Council Chambers During Symbolic Auschwitz Vote

There was bedlam at the New York City Council on Thursday. Demonstrators disrupted a deeply moving and symbolic vote, but protest organizers say it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.

01/22/2015

A 3,200-year-old gold tablet once belonging to a Holocaust survivor has been transferred to a museum in Berlin. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

3,200-Year-Old Gold Artifact Transferred From L.I. Estate To German Museum

The tablet had been in the possession of the heirs of a Holocaust survivor who obtained it in the closing days of the war. The state’s highest court said last month the tablet cannot be claimed as one of the “spoils of war.”

12/04/2013

This is the ad purportedly created to promote the Circuit Factory gym in Dubai. (credit: Twitter.com/AlisonLehr)

Dubai Gym Circuit Factory Apologizes For Ad Campaign Featuring Pictures Of Auschwitz

One of the ads included an image of the railroad leading to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with the slogan “Kiss Your Calories Goodbye.”

01/06/2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House - Washington, DC - May 20, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Protest Held At Israeli Consulate In Response To Obama Middle East Speech

While President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.

05/20/2011

Ernest Michel (Photo/CBS 2)

Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Protector’s Kin

Ernest Michel credits a fellow prisoner with saving his life at Auschwitz. Decades later, he was reunited with the great nephew of his savior.

11/09/2010