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  • Hitler’s e-book blitzkrieg

    January 15, 2014 | 5:35 pm

    France is agog over whether to ban Dieudonné, the comedian who invented the 'quenelle' reverse Nazi salute to give the anti-Semitic finger to decent society.

    But why settle for a second-rate knockoff when you can sample the real thing – in the privacy of your home, work cubicle,...

  • The North Korea Dennis Rodman will never see

    December 19, 2013 | 11:28 pm

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a problem.
     
    Seems he’s been taking a lot of heat lately for having Jang Song Thaek, his uncle and mentor, arrested, publicly humiliated in front of the country’s ruling elite, called out as a traitor, put on trial and executed - all...
  • Austria honors Bikel

    By Tom Tugend

    November 7, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Theodore Meir Bikel and his parents peeked through the drawn curtains of their Vienna apartment watching the street below, where Adolf Hitler, standing in his limousine, slowly rolled by, cheered on by frenzied crowds.

    It was March 15, 1938, and Hitler formally announced that...

  • Fritz Kuhn and the German-American Bund

    October 29, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Everyone is familiar with Adolf Hitler and the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Few remember that in the mid- to late-1930s the United States experienced a Nazi crusade of its own, one led by Fritz Julius Kuhn (1896-1951), a radical anti-Semite who dreamed of a fascist America led by...

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  • Building case for lawmakers, U.S. says sarin gas used in Syria attack

    September 1, 2013 | 11:56 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday tests showed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly August 21 chemical attack near Damascus as he sought to build the case to convince skeptical lawmakers to authorize a military strike against the Syrian government.

    He invoked the...

  • U.S. finds long-lost diary of top Nazi leader, Hitler aide

    June 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    The U.S. government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War Two.

    A preliminary U.S. government assessment reviewed by Reuters...

  • Austria’s president says Nazi past can’t be forgotten

    March 12, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    Austria cannot draw a line under its Nazi past despite the desire of many Austrians to so do, its president said on the 75th anniversary of the country's annexation by Nazi Germany.

    Adolf Hitler and his troops marched unopposed on March 12, 1938 into an Austria weakened by...

  • Hitler statue unveiled outside former Warsaw Ghetto

    December 31, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    An Italian artist reportedly placed a statue of Adolf Hitler in a building outside what used to be the Warsaw Ghetto.

    The statue, which depicts Hitler kneeling and is titled “Him,” is part of a new exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan titled "Amen," according to the Simon Wiesenthal...

  • Norwegian youth leader seen encouraging anti-Semitic speech

    November 26, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    Aspiring Norwegian politician Khalid Haji Ahmed said he was only joking when he wished “best of luck eight times over” to activists who wrote on Facebook that they wished Adolf Hitler could kill more Jews.

    Screen shots made by Hamar Arbeiderblad, a local newspaper, show Ahmed...

  • British soccer fans again face anti-Semitic chants

    November 26, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Fans of a popular British soccer club spewed anti-Semitic taunts and chants at fans of a second British club whose fans are sometimes referred to as the "Yid Army."

    West Ham United fans on Sunday sang anti-Semitic songs about Adolf Hitler to supporters of the home team, the...

  • Vienna street named for anti-Semitic mayor renamed

    July 6, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Vienna city councilors removed the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.

    City Councilor Andreas Mailath Pokorny on Wednesday formally exchanged the street sign “Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring” for one named...

  • Judge won’t allow parents to take custody of Nazi-named children

    June 4, 2012 | 10:33 am

    A New Jersey couple who gave their children names linked to Nazism cannot have custody of their children, a judge ruled.

    The children of Heath and Deborah Campbell have been in state custody for the last three years, since a local supermarket refused to print Adolf Hitler Campbell’s...

  • Making ‘Mein Kampf’ available in German may be illegal

    January 17, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Plans by a British publisher to make segments of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” available in the German language may run into legal trouble.

    Publisher Peter McGee said he plans to publish three annotated excerpts of the text, which remains under copyright protection in Germany...

  • Alter Hitler figure, British Jewish group asks Madame Tussauds

    August 31, 2011 | 11:22 am

    A Jewish organization in Britain has called on Madame Tussauds to make its wax replica of Hitler look more defeated.

    The UK Zionist Federation told the Evening Standard that making Hitler look more vulnerable and not “upright” could prevent guests from posing next to the figure...

  • Hitler’s 1919 letter on eradicating Jews going public

    June 7, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    A 1919 letter written by Adolf Hitler that purports to be the first time he presented his efforts to eradicate Germany’s Jews will soon be available to the public.

    Starting in July, the letter will be exhibited at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. It...

  • Books: Mailer scrutinizes evil in form of young Hitler

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "The Castle in the Forest," by Norman Mailer (Random House, $27.95).

    Of all the Jewish American writers who have shaped our culture these past 60 years, none has been so controversial or "outside" society as Norman Mailer, who recently published his 36th book, "The Castle in the...

  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    James D. Mooney thrust his arm diagonally, watching its reflection in his hotel suite mirror. Not quite right. He tried once again. Still not right. Was it too stiff? Too slanted? Should his palm stretch perpendicular to the ceiling; should his arm bend at a severe angle? Or should...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Last Word: How will posterity remember General Motors' conduct? The epilogue of the tumultuous saga of General Motors during the New Deal and Nazi era is still being written.

    That saga is the subject of a four-part JTA investigative series that concludes with this story....

  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Unleashing The Blitzkrieg Opel became an essential element of the German rearmament and modernization Hitler required to subjugate Europe. To accomplish that, Germany needed to rise above the horse-drawn divisions it deployed in World War I. It needed to motorize, to "blitz,"...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Who was Sloan?

    Mr. Big Sloan lived for bigness. Slender and natty, attired in the latest collars and ties, Sloan commonly wore spats, even to the White House. He often out-dressed his former GM boss, billionaire Pierre du Pont. An electrical engineer by training, the...

  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Fascination With Four Wheels Hitler knew that the biggest auto and truck manufacturer in Germany was not Daimler or any other German carmaker. The biggest automotive manufacturer in Germany -- indeed in all of Europe -- was General Motors, which since 1929 had owned and...
  • Foreign Oscar Hope High in Nom Run-up

    By Tom Tugend

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its Oscar finalists on Jan. 25, millions of Americans will be tuning in to learn who has been nominated for best actor, actress, director and picture.

    But in 49 countries around the globe, from Afghanistan to Venezuela,...

  • Hitler, Still in Development

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves says major changes are being made to the first draft script of their planned miniseries on the early life of Adolf Hitler.

    "The shooting version of the script will differ greatly to the one you read," Moonves told The Journal.

    Last week, The...

  • Der Fuhrer on Der Screen

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Adolf Hitler is no stranger to big screen and small. Charlie Chaplin first parodied Adolf Schickelgruber in the 1940 movie "The Great Dictator," and since then Der Führer has become a part of screen history. Mel Brooks poked fun at him in the movie "The Producers" in 1968 which was...

  • Was Hitler Gay?

    By Mike Levy

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    With more than 100,000 books and scholarly articles over the last 50 years, you might think we know all we need to know about Adolph Hitler. At least, everything relevant.

    For instance, if Hitler had been a homosexual -- and many of his associates knew it and remarked about it in...

  • Sounds of Healing

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Half of Tina Feiger's family fled from there in 1938. Barbara Ravitz became so anxious on a visit there in 1969 that she hasn't been back since. Sherri Lipman, like so many American Jews, has never been there.

    On Nov. 25, they will be in Germany, part of a huge, largely Jewish choral...

  • Striking a Discordant Note

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Gottfried Wagner was only 9 when he stole a key his father had hidden and slipped into the Festspielhaus, the shrine to his great-grandfather, Richard Wagner.

    With his heart pounding, he sneaked into the dusty, dirty rooms above the old set-painting workshop and made a startling...

  • Mideast

    By Eric Silver

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Richard Strauss's opera "Salome" had its Israeli premiere grave;re in Tel Aviv this month. Strauss, who died in 1949,served, however briefly, as a cultural official in Adolf Hitler'sNazi administration. The season, by the visiting Kirov Opera from St.Petersburg, was an unchallenged...

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