A 95-year old guard at a Nazi labour camp where one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust took place has been deported from the US. Jakiw Palij worked at the Trawniki Labour Camp in Poland, where around 6,000 Jewish prisoners were shot to death - one of the biggest single massacres of the Holocaust The New York resident was arrested and deported by US immigration authorities. Officials say Palij arrived in the US in 1949 - six years after the horrific killings - lying and saying he had worked on a farm during the war. It is not yet known if he will be prosecuted in Germany. A deportation order was first issued in 2004, but Germany has only just agreed to take him in. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said Palij had arrived by military plane at Duesseldorf airport in western Germany and taken to a home for the elderly in the area. Born in what was then Poland but is now Ukraine, Palij became a US citizen in 1957, the White House said. But, it added, he had concealed his Nazi … [Read more...] about Nazi concentration camp guard, 95, finally deported to Germany from US
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I had always wanted to visit, don't ask me why, but when I mentioned to people that I was going, the universal response was "Oh, Jersey! I have always wanted to go there!" Just like Ireland, Jersey has a mystique about it that draws people. And it doesn't disappoint. The island is small but perfectly formed, and is ideal for a mini break. Long weekends either have to be carefully planned sightseeing trips, or uber luxurious and relaxing destinations. I wanted the latter. Longueville Manor, independently owned by Patricia (who is Irish) and Malcolm Lewis, is the only AA Five Red Star hotel on Jersey. The hotel's website descriptions of the 14th Century house with a unique wine cellar, a 16th Century oak panelled fine restaurant, and boutique spa that offered sumptuous sounding treatments, convinced me that Longueville Manor was all about relaxation. Aer Lingus flies direct from Dublin to Jersey. The flight takes only 80 minutes or so. Even the section of Terminal 1 (accessed from … [Read more...] about Jersey: ‘I’ve always wanted to go there…’ So why not now?
Europe 3 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43987166 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsThe Holocaust Two rappers whose lyrics about the Holocaust provoked an outcry in Germany have accepted an invitation to visit the death camp, reports say.Farid Bang and Kollegah are set to make the trip to … [Read more...] about Auschwitz row rappers to visit death camp
When you think of festivals, you normally conjure up images of mud and wellies, right? But we beg to differ. With the nation's growing obsession around pop up food spots, food festivals are getting bigger and better each year, with new ones popping up all the time. On the whole they're more munch than mud, and each food festival has something different to offer avid foodies - there's literally a food festival for everyone. Some like The Big Feastival come with the added bonus of live bands and entertainment, while others like Taste of London concentrating solely on the grub. We've put together a huge list of our favourite food festivals around the country, so you can find the best one near you. Midlands Big Feastival, Cotswolds The Big Feastival is the brain child of Blur bassist, Alex James. So you can expect a festival curated by this music mad foodie to be pretty good. This year's acts and names are still to be announced but if last year was anything to go by you're in for a treat. … [Read more...] about Our picks of the best food festivals across the UK and nearest to you
Every morning, in a part of the 11th Arrondissement of Paris that has not yet been gentrified, Mireille Knoll would sit at home watching television as she waited for her personal care aide. The aide, Leila Dessante, would clean the small second-floor apartment, cook lunch and keep company with Ms Knoll, an 85-year-old grandmother and Holocaust survivor. “She would take my face in between her hands and always ask, ‘how are you doing today, sweetheart?’” Ms Dessante recalled on Wednesday. Ms Knoll’s gentle routine was brutally interrupted last week when she was killed in her apartment. The attack shocked her neighbours, France’s Jewish community and the country as a whole. Two suspects, men in their twenties, have been placed under formal investigation on charges of murder with an antisemitic motive. Mireille Knoll and her son Daniel Knoll (AP) The killing has raised questions about a persistent strain of antisemitism in France, … [Read more...] about Thousands gather in Paris to honour Holocaust survivor killed in brutal ‘antisemitic’ murder