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  • German far-right’s language is close to that of Nazis, Gabriel says

    4 days ago

    Germany's far-right, led by the rising anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is using language similar to that deployed by Hitler's Nazis, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday.

    Support for the AfD has jumped amid deepening public unease over Chancellor...

  • Former Nazi, 93, to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

    4 days ago

    A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April — the third such case to be tried in 2016.

    A German court announced on Friday that the ex-Waffen SS guard, whose name has not been released, is fit to stand trial, Agence France Press reported.

    ...
  • Pope expected to visit Auschwitz during trip to Poland in July

    2 weeks ago

    Pope Francis is expected to visit the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during his visit to Poland in July, the Vatican said.

    The Vatican spokesman, speaking during the presentation of a book by a 90-year-old Italian Holocaust survivor on Wednesday night, said the visit was "highly...

  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, former prisoners mark liberation at Auschwitz

    2 weeks ago

    More than 80 former Auschwitz prisoners marked the 71st anniversary of their liberation during a ceremony at the Nazi death camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The Holocaust survivors gathered Wednesday at the camp, now a memorial and museum, in southern Poland, many...

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  • Testimony uncovered by accident offers new details on Nazi medical experiments

    2 weeks ago

    Newly discovered testimony provides brutal new details about Nazi medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners, including reportedly locking one man inside a glass cage with thousands of mosquitoes in order to infect him with malaria.

    An archivist recently stumbled upon an...

  • Israeli travel agents arrested for Nazi camp tour price-fixing

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli investigators have busted a ring of travel agency officials they say are suspected of price fixing for school trips to Nazi death camp sites in Poland, police said.

    Nine people were arrested, spokeswoman Luba Samri said in Tuesday, from various travel agencies suspected...

  • ‘Mein Kampf’ sells out on first day in Germany

    January 8, 2016 | 11:54 am

    Demand for a new edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” has far exceeded supply on its first day of release.

    Publishers of the 2,000-page annotated edition of the Nazi leader’s book said at a press conference Friday, the day of the book’s release, that they have received orders...

  • Is Trump Hitler?

    By Rob Eshman

    December 16, 2015 | 11:05 am

    New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wondered in print whether Donald Trump isn’t the second coming of “the bully from the beer halls.”

    Me, I keep my Holocaust analogies to the bare minimum: Cambodia, Rwanda, Armenia. Those were holocausts. The Iran deal? The refugee crisis?...

  • Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show

    November 24, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    Amazon is removing its Nazi-symbol-laden ads for “The Man in the High Castle” television show from a highly trafficked New York subway line.

    A spokesman for New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority confirmed to Gothamist on Tuesday that Amazon was pulling the wraparound...

  • Ben Carson on aborting baby Hitler: ‘I’m not in favor of aborting anybody’

    November 12, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Ben Carson, a staunch abortion foe, said he would not have aborted baby Hitler.

    Asked following the fourth Republican presidential candidates’ debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday whether he would be in favor of aborting baby Hitler, Carson, a front-runner in the GOP contest,...

  • Jewish man with Nazi-raised identical twin dies at age 82

    November 11, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    A Jewish man who as an adult reunited with a long-lost identical twin raised as a Nazi died at age 82.

    Jack Yufe, who with his twin Oskar Stohr was featured in the 1997 German documentary “Oskar and Jack,” died of stomach cancer Monday in a San Diego hospital, the Los Angeles...

  • Hitler was shrewd, not so hypnotic, new German biography says

    November 9, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    A new biography of Hitler by a prominent German historian is likely to stir controversy with its argument that the Nazi leader's political acumen has been underestimated and that the belief in his hypnotic grip over Germans is inflated.

    Peter Longerich's "Hitler," to be published...

  • Harry Hamlin: Nazi or Moron?

    By Ilana Angel

    November 1, 2015 | 9:35 pm

    Actor Harry Hamlin dressed up as Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols for Halloween and people are talking about it because he wore a t-shirt featuring a Nazi swastika. If you Google images of Sid Vicious, one of the first pictures that come up is of him wearing a swastika t-shirt, so...

  • Netanyahu: Nazis didn’t need mufti to perpetrate Holocaust

    October 30, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he did not mean to suggest the Nazi attempt to exterminate Jews depended on the Palestinian mufti of Jerusalem.

    [RELATED: The truth about Jerusalem’s grand mufti and Hitler]

    In a post on his official Facebook page, Netanyahu...

  • The truth about Jerusalem’s grand mufti, Hitler and the Holocaust

    October 21, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went too far in recent comments that Nazi collaborator Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem before and during World War II, played a “central role in fomenting the Final Solution” by trying to convince Hitler to destroy the...

  • After Netanyahu comments, Germany says responsibility for Holocaust is ours

    October 21, 2015 | 10:52 am

    The German government said on Wednesday that responsibility for the Holocaust lay with the Germans, after Israel's prime minister sparked controversy before a visit to Berlin by saying a Muslim elder had convinced Adolf Hitler to exterminate Jews.

    "All Germans know the history of...

  • Ben Carson blames gun control for the Holocaust

    October 8, 2015 | 2:19 pm

    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson blamed gun control for the extent of the Holocaust.

    In an interview Thursday on CNN, Carson said fewer people would have been killed by the Nazis had more citizens been armed.

    “I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish...

  • An eye for Germany’s art before, during and after the Nazis

    September 30, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    In what promises to be yet another adventure in discovery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) new exhibition, “New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933,” opening Oct. 4, takes on a subject we thought we knew something about, and reminds us of...

  • A Polish spy named Magda

    By Tom Tugend

    September 21, 2015 | 6:50 pm

    “I don’t know how I did it, but I did it,” declares 93-year old Magda Kasprzycki, a West Hollywood resident, in the eponymous documentary “Magda.”

    The “it” unwinds gradually in the 60-minute film, starting with a sheltered childhood in an affluent, scholarly family in the Polish...

  • As Maccabi Games come and go at Hitler’s stadium, is Germany now a (relative) light for Europe’s Jews?

    By Jared Sichel

    August 12, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    Soccer broadcaster Marcel Reif, 65, has received many angry letters during his three decades as one of Germany’s most famous sports personalities. He was born in Silesia in 1949. His father was a Jew who survived the Holocaust. His mother was a Polish Catholic. And Reif and his...

  • German Holocaust film ‘Phoenix’ examines life after death camps

    By Tom Tugend

    July 29, 2015 | 11:33 am

    The phoenix is a mythical firebird that lives for centuries, dies in flames and then rises from its ashes to start life anew.

    Phoenix is the name of a nightclub in 1945 Berlin, a city consumed by Allied bombs and Russian canons, trying to rise again after Germany’s crushing...

  • Is Munich 1938 a valid analogy for the Iran nuclear deal?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 29, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Many commentators — and not only Jews — compare the agreement between Iran and the United States, France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China to Munich 1938. Is this admittedly overused comparison valid?

    Let’s review what happened in 1938. That year, democratic Western nations...

  • Donald Trump tweeted a photo of his face, the American flag and Nazi soldiers

    July 14, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    Donald Trump has had a rocky (though high polling) start to his presidential campaign.

    He reportedly paid actors $50 to watch his announcement speech.

    His hard stance on immigration has landed him in hot water with NBC and other former business affiliates.

    He learned not to...

  • Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler,’ dies aged 106

    July 1, 2015 | 10:29 am

    A man who became known as the "British Schindler" for saving hundreds of Czech children from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106.

    Nicholas Winton died on Wednesday with his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren at his side, according to a...

  • French National Assembly approves $60 million Holocaust reparations fund

    June 25, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    The French National Assembly voted to approve the creation of a $60 million fund to compensate Holocaust victims transported to Nazi camps by the state railroad SNCF.

    The fund, to be administered by the United States, would compensate foreign nationals and also protect France...

  • A Father’s Day gift of justice

    By David Suissa

    June 18, 2015 | 5:24 pm

    If you ever visit the Vienna campus of Wirtschafts University Wien (WU), one of Europe’s most prestigious universities, you will see a translucent metal sculpture in the shape of a globe, which prominently features the names of 150 Jews. I got to hear the story of that dramatic...

  • Turned away in 1939: The voyage of the MS St. Louis

    By Jared Sichel

    June 4, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Hans Fisher vividly remembers his excitement on May 27, 1939, the day the MS St. Louis and its 937 refugees, most of them German Jews, reached Havana’s harbor in Cuba two weeks after leaving Hamburg, Germany.

    “On that day, we got up early, all our luggage was packed. We put it in...

  • ‘Bent’ but not broken

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 1, 2015 | 4:02 pm

    After Martin Sherman granted The New York Times an interview about his 1979 play, “Bent,” a groundbreaking drama that for the first time spotlighted the Nazi persecution of gays onstage, the Times reporter phoned Sherman three separate times to confirm whether the author truly...

  • Alleged Nazi war criminal who moved to Canada dies at 93

    May 29, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Vladimir Katriuk, a native Ukrainian who avoided deportation from Canada for 64 years after hiding his Nazi past to move there, died peacefully in Quebec.

    Katriuk, who was 93, died on May 22, according to his lawyer.

    For years Katriuk was second on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s...

  • He witnessed — and filmed — the horror of the Holocaust

    By Roberto Loiederman

    April 16, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    In early April 1945, Arthur Mainzer, barely 22, was a United States Army Air Forces cameraman assigned to documenting the war in Europe; he’d been serving for three years, and, so far, World War II had not been a horrific experience for him. In fact, it had been exciting. He’d had...

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