Keyword: Holocaust

Killing of Holocaust survivor raises anti-Semitism fears in France

Prosecutors probe whether anti-Semitism was a motive for killing of Mireille Knoll who was stabbed 11 times and left in her burning Paris flat.

Front National suspends Riviera party official over Holocaust denial

The head of the far-right party's branch in Nice, Benoît Loeuillet, was recorded in an undercover interview for a TV documentary as saying that the mass extermination of six million European Jews during WWII did not happen.

Front National party founder fined over gas chambers comments

Jean-Marie Le Pen, 87, was convicted of contesting crimes against humanity with remark that WWII extermination gas chambers were "a detail" of history.

France to pay Holocaust victims and families reparations for WWII deportations

France and the US announced a 60M-dollar reparation agreement to be paid to non-French survivors and relatives, ending any further legal claims.

US and France strike deal over SNCF role in the Holocaust

American Holocaust survivors who were deported to death camps by French state rail firm SNCF will get compensation from €49m fund.

U.S. in talks with France on Holocaust compensation

White House warns US states not to take action that could harm talks with French rail firm SNCF which deported Jews to WW2 death camps.

French state railway SNCF to compensate Nazi Holocaust victims

The move comes three years after railway formally admitted it transported thousands of Jews to their deaths during the Second World War.

Memorial unveiled at WWII French internment camp for Jews

President François Hollande led a ceremony at a former WWII internment camp at Drancy, north of Paris, used in the deportation 65, 000 Jews.

Hollande Vél d'Hiv commemoration 'important step toward addressing anti-Semitism'

President Hollande's commemoration of 1942 Vél d'Hiv roundup of Jews was important for addressing European anti-Semitism, argues Denis MacShane.

Hollande recognises WWII roundup of Jews in occupied Paris as a 'French crime'

President Hollande has recognised France’s role in the Holocaust at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of a round-up of 13,000 Jews in Paris.