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Poland's President Andrzej Duda announced Tuesday that he would sign a controversial Holocaust bill which has sparked tensions with Israel, the U.S. and Ukraine. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is using holograms to help visitors learn about the experiences of people during the Holocaust. Ron Gould Studios/Courtesy of the Illinois Holocaust Museum hide caption

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Illinois Holocaust Museum Preserves Survivors' Stories — As Holograms

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The past few weeks have revitalized debates across the country about what role Confederate monuments play in commemorating U.S. history. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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What Our Monuments (Don't) Teach Us About Remembering The Past

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Those who were helped by Portugal's consul general, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, during World War II assemble outside the former Portuguese consulate in Bordeaux. Sousa Mendes issued 10,000 visas to Jews including Stephen Rozenfeld (center front, in blue), George Helft (center front, in white) and Lissy Jarvik (third from right), before being recalled and dismissed from the diplomatic service. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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'Portugal's Schindler' Is Remembered, Decades After His Lifesaving Deeds

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Elie Wiesel speaks at Vermont's Middlebury College in 2002. The Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate and author died July 2 at the age of 87. Jordan Silverman/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pokémon Go mobile game is the top-grossing app for Android and iPhone. Today, the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Arlington National Cemetery asked people to refrain from using the game while visiting the somber sites. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize-winning author, at a news conference in Budapest, Hungary, in 2009. Bela Szandelszky/AP hide caption

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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

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This is where the Burning Brigade was housed. The apparatus in the middle is not the original, but ones like it were used as ramps so that the bodies could be stacked high and set alight. All the pits at Ponar were originally dug by the Russians to store fuel. Ezra Wolfinger for Nova hide caption

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Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning on the last day of his trial for being an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people at the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. The 94-year-old was found guilty. Bernd Thissen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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