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In Denmark, Auschwitz survivors lament the rise of anti-Semitism | PBS NewsHour

January marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, but there is growing concern throughout Europe that anti-Semitism is on the rise. Historically tolerant Denmark, for example, has seen a resurgence of neo-Nazi groups opposed to immigration. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Denmark, where he met a Jewish Auschwitz survivor worried about her […]

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George Takei Recounts His Family’s Internment During WWII

The PBS NewsHour interviews “Star Trek” actor and civil rights activist George Takei, now 82 years old, about the round up and internment of his family by the U.S. government during World War II. Takei talks about why his story is relevant today. Takei has written a graphic novel entitled “They Called Us Enemy.” There […]

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North Macedonia Hopes to Join EU and NATO

North Macedonia is a country of 2.1 million people in Southeast Europe. It declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and was recognized by the United Nations in 1993. This small country changed its name from Macedonia in 2019 to resolve a dispute with Greece in the hope of joining the European Union. North Macedonia […]

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Dubrovnik Grapples with Tourism

I recently visited Dubrovnik. This PBS NewsHour segment does a nice job of describing the challenges created by throngs of tourists visiting this beautiful medieval city. You can see my photos of Croatia here. I have watched the PBS NewsHour for many years and appreciate the consistent quality and variety of all it covers and […]