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Vanessa Gera - Associated PressJanuary 27, 2020
Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.
Politics & Society News
Vanessa Gera - Associated PressMay 13, 2019
Protesters, including far-right groups and their supporters, say the United States has no right to interfere in Polish affairs and that the U.S. government is putting "Jewish interests" over the interests of Poland.
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Vanessa Gera - Associated PressMarch 27, 2019
Among those watching how Francis would act was Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, who tweeted: "She kissed his ring!"
Politics & Society News
Vanessa Gera - Associated PressFebruary 06, 2018
The law has fueled a diplomatic crisis with Israel, which fears it would enable Poland to whitewash the role of the Poles who killed or denounced Jews during the Holocaust.
Demonstrators burn flares and wave Polish flags during the annual march to commemorate Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Thousands of nationalists marched in Warsaw on Poland’s Independence Day holiday, taking part in an event that was organized by far-right groups. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Politics & Society News
Vanessa Gera - Associated PressNovember 13, 2017
Masked participants had chanted "Sieg Heil" and "Ku Klux Klan" as well as "Pure Poland, white Poland" and "Clean blood, lucid mind."
Vanessa Gera - Associated PressOctober 06, 2016
The Law and Justice party finds itself on the defensive after angering groups on all sides—women, its traditional opposition, moderates among its own electorate and religious conservatives.
Vanessa Gera - Associated PressJuly 29, 2016
"Thank you for your prayer of silence," Rabbi Schudrich told Pope Francis. "Pray for me," the pope responded.