The former Auschwitz guard may still appeal for clemency once more.
An Austrian Jewish leader said community officials won’t attend a Holocaust ceremony if lawmakers from the far-right Freedom Party are present.
Oskar Groening was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015, but has not yet started his sentence due to a dispute about his health.
“Let’s value these precious eyewitnesses – sadly there will be a time when they are no longer with us.”
“People who have fled to us who have themselves had to escape or been expelled, can develop empathy in such memorials,” a Jewish leader said.
A member of the AfD party criticized the memorial last year, saying that it was overly shaming of the German people.
Is the Holocaust indeed the driving force of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities such as mine?
“Science aside, no one needs to prove to me the provenance of passed down suffering.”
The Dutch tax authority is seeking payment from an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor for a pension from her stint as a child slave laborer for the Nazis.
The ruling is the latest development in the fight against what many Lithuanian Jews consider a power grab by the community’s president.