At the 1936 Olympics, 18 black athletes went to Berlin as part of the U.S. team. Pictured here are (left to right, rear) high jumpers Dave Albritton and Cornelius Johnson; hurdler Tidye Pickett; sprinter Ralph Metcalfe; boxer Jim Clark; sprinter Mack Robinson. In front: weightlifter John Terry (left); long jumper John Brooks. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home

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Guta and Mayer Rak with their daughter, Eda, in 1947. Eda was born in Lodz, Poland, when the Raks briefly returned to their home country after the end of World War II. Courtesy Sabina Rak Neugebauer hide caption

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For more than 70 years, the false bottom on this mug hid a Holocaust victim's treasures. Mirosław Maciaszczyk/Auschwitz Museum hide caption

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For 70 Years, A Mug In Auschwitz Held A Secret Treasure

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Wednesday. Amos Ben Gershom/Israeli Government Press office/EPA/LandovV hide caption

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Polish Deputy Culture Minister and Head of Conservation Piotr Zuchowski speaks at a news conference Friday in Warsaw, Poland, on the so-called Nazi gold train. Radek Pietruszka/EPA/Landov hide caption

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French far-right National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen arrives for a news briefing at party headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris, on Thursday. The executive committee decided to expel Le Pen from the party over remarks downplaying the Holocaust. Christian Hartmann/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The new Russian Armata T-14 tank shown during the Victory Day military parade in the Red Square in Moscow, on Saturday. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Russia Celebrates WWII Victory Over Germany

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Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

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Former SS guard Oskar Groening, now 93, enters a car after the first day of his trial in Lueneburg, Germany, on Tuesday. He faces 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in a case that tests the argument that anyone who served at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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The Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I in Poland, circa 1945. Writing over the gate reads "Arbeit macht frei" (Work Sets You Free). Johann Breyer has admitted to working as a guard at the camp but says he only supervised work parties outside the gates. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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The names of Jeffrey Katz's family members are depicted on "stumbling stones" in Lembeck, Germany. His relatives owned a home on the property near the stones, before they were evicted in 1942. Jeffrey Katz/NPR hide caption

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