“Mommy, I’ll be right back.” Irene Rosenberg — then Irene Grunfeld — said as she was leaving the apartment of her cousin Mancy Weiss, where she and her mother were staying temporarily.
The hatred of Jews is still strong more than 70 years after the Holocaust began, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said at the national Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad Vashem.
A Dutch-Turkish researcher who exposed anti-Semitism among Muslims went into hiding, following the advice of a Dutch mayor.
George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic weeks at the end of World War Two, he was separated from his mother as she fled with him from Germany to Belgium.
The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler's rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.
A Dutch Jewish group has called on Holland’s government to probe anti-Semitism in the country's high schools following the airing of interviews with immigrant pupils who praised the Holocaust and Jew hatred.
Alan Dershowitz wrote in a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald that one of the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI is an anti-Semite.
The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece's post-war democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of recession-ravaged Greece.
To help us grasp the enormity of the Holocaust, we have the testimonies of survivors, of liberators, even of bystanders, but what about the perpetrators and, even more, their children, who grew up worshipping Adolf Hitler? “Lore,” the movie, grapples with that complex question from the perspective of the title character, a 14-year-old girl (impressively played by Saskia Rosendahl), daughter of a high-ranking SS officer and his equally fanatical wife.
Israeli-born Jewish author Tuvia Tenebom is under investigation in Germany for raising his arm in the Hitler salute.
Quentin Tarantino’s "Django" is sparking controversy — and not just for its flagrant use of the n word. According to African-American film critic Tim Cogshell (quoted by Erin Aubry Kaplan in the Times), “The surreal liftoff that happens at some point in ‘Basterds’ [Tarantino’s take on the Holocaust] doesn’t happen here, because of the weight of what’s still real. For example, there’s a certain racial backlash to Obama that’s still going on. Quentin wants this to be a dark comedy, but with [black] history the way it is, you can’t get from here to there in a movie.”
A Swiss army commander reportedly praised Nazi-era German general Erwin Rommel before a group of officers, holding up Rommel as an example for the Swiss army to follow.
“Who here is Jewish?” Kasim Hafeez asked the audience. Nearly all of the several hundred raised their hands. “Seven years ago,” he added, “I would have wanted to see all of you dead.”
Municipal authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat removed the sign for a men's clothing store named Hitler. The sign -- on which the letter "i" was dotted with a swastika -- was removed Tuesday after hundreds of complaints from both within and outside of the Jewish community.
Every now and then we forbid certain things to certain select individuals: Boxers may not use their fists in casual fights; CIA agents may not write freely of their personal experiences. I think it is time for a new restriction: any mention of Hitler, the Holocaust or gas chambers should be legally forbidden to manifest idiots.
The owners of a men's clothing store in the Indian state of Gujarat said they would change the store's name from Hitler.
A Jewish student at Michigan State University said he was attacked at an off-campus party in what he is calling a hate crime.
A senior banker at one of Australia's largest investment banks apologized for suggesting that Hitler was a great visionary.
The roundup of thousands of Jews in Paris during World War II was a crime "committed in France, by France," French President Francois Hollande said.
Most young Frenchmen never heard of the World War II roundup of Paris Jews, a survey shows.
Seventy years ago this week, 15-year-old Annie Kriegel was sitting in her Paris high school classroom, taking an exam, when her mother suddenly burst into the room and warned her not to come home—the Nazis were preparing to round up and deport any Jews they could get their hands on.
A student at a Johannesburg private school who mimicked Adolf Hitler on "Mustache Day" and gave a Nazi salute has apologized, the school's headmaster said.
I’m standing with my back against a brick wall at Auschwitz. Monise Neumann points to an area just beyond her and tells a story.
An address by a Roman Catholic bishop that compared President Obama's health care policies to Hitler's actions did not play well in Peoria.
A Turkish advertisement that uses Adolf Hitler to sell men's shampoo has been pulled following protests by the Jewish community in Turkey.
Joe Simon, the co-creator of Captain America and a leading figure during the golden age of comic books, has died at 98.
Sixty-six years ago, when the Allied forces dismantled Hitler’s Nazi regime, the world swore never to forget the horrors of the Holocaust and the millions of lives lost.
A Connecticut auction house is putting items that belonged to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels and other senior Nazi officials on the block.
The Anti-Defamation League has called on an Indian television network to change the name of a new soap opera with Hitler in the title.
Director Lars von Trier was questioned by Danish police for saying at the Cannes Film Festival that he had sympathy for Hitler.
ESPN pulled its "Monday Night Football" introduction by Hank Williams Jr. after the singer compared President Obama to Hitler.
Ten months after the end of World War I, a 30-year-old German army veteran wrote a two-page letter in which he explained the Jewish question on what he called a “rational” and “scientific” basis.
Hitler look-alike dolls are on sale in 7-Eleven stores in Taiwan.
Director Lars von Trier has retracted his apology for his expressions of sympathy for Hitler and Nazis at the Cannes Film Festival.
A Paris court sentenced fashion designer John Galliano to a suspended fine and no jail time for making anti-Semitic and racist remarks to patrons at a local cafe.
A councilwoman in Santa Ana, Calif., offered to apologize personally to a Jewish businessman that she had compared to Hitler.
A Chinese Hitler, dressed like a mall cop, mopes in an underground bunker in 1945 as his empire is collapsing around him. But it’s not all bad news. “My stomach hurts, and it’s bigger. I’m pregnant!” Hitler exclaims, stroking himself mindlessly.
A Santa Ana city councilwoman who compared Jewish property owner Irv Chase to Adolf Hitler and accused him of engaging in ethnic cleansing during a Santa Ana City Council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24, has apologized. But the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Orange County office is calling her apology inadequate.
The popular rapper Kanye West was booed at a concert in England after comparing himself to Hitler.
I’d love to know if, in the long history of human evil, a great musician ever became a mass murderer. I ask this question because I’ve always had this crazy theory that when someone is busy and obsessed with creating and playing music, he or she doesn’t think about killing other people.
“An anti-Semitism based on reason must lead to systematic combatting and elimination of the privileges of the Jews… The ultimate objective [of such legislation] must be the irrevocable removal of Jews in general.”
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 has been accessible only to historian
An Austrian town has revoked the honorary citizenship that it bestowed upon Adolf Hitler during the Third Reich. The Town Council of Amstetten voted Tuesday to take away the honor. Two council members from the far-right Freedom Party abstained.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will push for hate crime enhancements to felony charges of vandalism expected to be filed soon against three Calabasas High School students, an official from the Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
Three Calabasas High School students were arrested Wednesday morning, April 27, and taken to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost Hills station in connection with extensive anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found at their school on Saturday, according to Sgt. Eric Lasko of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Right-wing elements in Hungary and Lithuania marked Adolf Hitler's birthday. A Hungarian online news channel backed by the extreme-right party Jobbik aired a segment on Hitler on April 20, the 122nd anniversary of his birth, the French news agency AFP reported. The 30-second piece praised Hitler for his “economic and moral contribution” to Germany.
Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have identified three students at Calabasas High School as the alleged vandals behind extensive anti-Semitic graffiti found on school property on Saturday morning, April 23, a spokesperson from the Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday afternoon. The students have not yet been charged, and the case will be presented to a district attorney on Friday, according to Sergeant Mike Holland of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
If only Adolf Hitler had been accepted to art school, the old joke goes, he never would have felt the need to conquer the world. Unable to fulfill his dream of becoming an artist, Hitler rampaged through Europe looting and pillaging its great treasures. One of his trophies, Jan Vermeer’s “Artist in his Studio”, is again at the center of controversy, as Austria’s art restitution advisory board considers on March 18 whether it should be returned to the heirs of its prior owner.
Among the more remarkable documents of the Holocaust is a scroll, created in North Africa in 1943, called "Megillat Hitler." Written in the style of Megillat Esther and the Purim story, it celebrates the Allies’ liberation of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, which saved the local Jewish communities from the Nazis. What the scroll’s author did not realize, however, was that at the very moment he was setting quill to parchment, those same American authorities were actually trying to keep in place the anti-Jewish legislation imposed in North Africa by the Nazis.