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Oldest living Olympic champion and Holocaust survivor, Agnes Keleti, turns 100
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Oldest living Olympic champion and Holocaust survivor, Agnes Keleti, turns 100

Agnes Keleti, a winner of 10 Olympic medals in gymnastics — including five golds — celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday in her native Budapest, punctuating a life of achievement, adventure, tragedy and perseverance which, she says, passed by in a flash

British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87
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British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87

His crowning achievement arguably came in 1969, when he persuaded sugar trading firm Booker-McConnell to establish a literary prize to rival the French Prix Goncourt. The award, given annually, was later called the Man Booker Prize and is now known as the Booker Prize.

The Friday List: From environmental storytelling to Kathakali recital, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From environmental storytelling to Kathakali recital, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

75 years after liberation, site of Auschwitz's concentration camps opens doors to survivor families
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75 years after liberation, site of Auschwitz's concentration camps opens doors to survivor families

On 27 January 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. To mark its 75 years, many survivors from across the world were scheduled to travel to this site for official anniversary commemorations.

On 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors plead for world to 'never forget' atrocities
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On 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors plead for world to 'never forget' atrocities

The ceremony at Auschwitz culminated a week of events around the world, including a commemoration in Jerusalem attended by dozens of world leaders, who urged collective vigilance against a resurgence of anti-Semitism worldwide

Hungarian gymnast Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion and Holocaust survivour, turns 99
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Hungarian gymnast Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion and Holocaust survivour, turns 99

Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a nine-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm.

Lovers in Auschwitz, parted at the end of World War 2, reunited 72 years later
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Lovers in Auschwitz, parted at the end of World War 2, reunited 72 years later

The first time he spoke to her, in 1943, by the Auschwitz crematory, David Wisnia realised that Helen Spitzer was no regular inmate.

Renia' Diary: An intimate memoir of a young Jew as the Holocaust descended on Poland
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Renia' Diary: An intimate memoir of a young Jew as the Holocaust descended on Poland

The context in which Renia wrote the diary was indeed that of, first, the Soviet occupation of eastern Poland in September 1939, and then, after June 1941, the German occupation, with all that entailed: round-ups, shootings, the yellow star, the creation of the ghetto, the scramble to obtain work permits to avoid deportation

Gal Gadot launches production house Pilot Wave, to play Polish heroine in banner's first project Irena Sendler
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Gal Gadot launches production house Pilot Wave, to play Polish heroine in banner's first project Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler, a fact-based historical thriller, will see Gal Gadot in the titular role which will also be produced by her along with Marc Platt, learned Deadline.

Ex-French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86; 'Le Bulldozer' stood up to US, was first leader to acknowledge France's role in Holocaust
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Ex-French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86; 'Le Bulldozer' stood up to US, was first leader to acknowledge France's role in Holocaust

Jacques Chirac's son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux said that the former French president died 'peacefully, among his loved ones'

Premier League: Crystal Palace to educate goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey about Nazi crimes, says manager Roy Hodgson
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Premier League: Crystal Palace to educate goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey about Nazi crimes, says manager Roy Hodgson

Wayne Hennessey is to be educated about the evils of the Nazis after an FA panel judged he displayed a 'lamentable degree of ignorance' about Adolf Hitler.

US warning of communal violence ahead of LS polls worrying, but singling out India amid global rise of hate crime is a stretch
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US warning of communal violence ahead of LS polls worrying, but singling out India amid global rise of hate crime is a stretch

The US ODNI intelligence singling out India, warning communal violence ahead of General Election to Lok Sabha, may indicate a certain bias, but a global rise of hate only makes that threat more serious, not less

Israeli author Amos Oz dies of cancer: 79-year-old was vocal supporter of two-state solution for Palestine conflict
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Israeli author Amos Oz dies of cancer: 79-year-old was vocal supporter of two-state solution for Palestine conflict

Amos Oz, Israel’s best-known author and an outspoken supporter of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, died of cancer at the age of 79 on Friday, his daughter said.

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu wraps up visit to Lithuania, says Jews still under threat decades after Holocaust
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Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu wraps up visit to Lithuania, says Jews still under threat decades after Holocaust

The Israeli leader identified what he termed new existential threats facing the Jews, with Iran and Islamist movement Hamas being among them.

French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, director of documentary Shoah, passes away aged 92
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French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, director of documentary Shoah, passes away aged 92

Shoah was filmed in the 1970s during Claude Lanzmann's trips to the barren Polish landscapes where the slaughter of Jews was planned and executed.

Orchestral performance in Jerusalem to feature lost music composed by Nazi concentration camp victims
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Orchestral performance in Jerusalem to feature lost music composed by Nazi concentration camp victims

A quest over 30 years by an Italian musician to track down music composed by Nazi concentration camp victims will reach fruition in April.

Jazz musician and Nazi concentration camp survivor Coco Schumann passes away at 93
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Jazz musician and Nazi concentration camp survivor Coco Schumann passes away at 93

Schumann made a name for himself as a young musician in Berlin's underground jazz and swing scene in the 1930s.

Aharon Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85
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Aharon Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85

Appelfeld was born in Romania before the rise of the Nazis, lost his mother in the mass murder of Jews during World War II and was only reunited with his father 20 years later.

Life during Holocaust: Trove of documents hidden from Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania offer glimpse into county's Jewish history
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Life during Holocaust: Trove of documents hidden from Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania offer glimpse into county's Jewish history

A church in Lithuania kept a trove of documents offering an unprecedented glimpse into Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.