Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies | AFP

Semion Rosenfeld, the “last known survivor” of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, after having been a resident of Jewish Agency-supported assisted living for the past 20 years.

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Historical amnesia? Russia excluded from project to design Sobibor death camp exhibition

A diplomatic spat is brewing over a memorial at a former Nazi death camp in Poland.

Russia is appealing to the European Council after its bid to take part was rejected out-of-hand by Warsaw.


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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September 19, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Sierra Leone imposes three-day nationwide lockdown to root out ebola cases, wildfires rage on in parts of Northern California, gas chambers discovered below site of WWII concentration camp in eastern Poland, and Australian police thwart public beheading plot linked to the Islamic State.

Three-Day Ebola Lockdown Begins
Thousands of health workers are going door to door to locate people who are infected with the virus.

State of Emergency Called Over Northern California Wildfires
Thousands of firefighters are working to contain a blaze east of Sacramento that has burned more than 71,000 acres of land.

Archaeologists Uncover WWII Death Chambers
The discovery below the site of the Sobibor concentration camp could tell historians more about how many people were killed there.

Police Foil Alleged Beheading Plot
Fifteen people with links to the Islamic State were arrested in Sydney and Brisbane in the country’s largest-ever counterterrorism operation.

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