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

    5 days ago

    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’

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Josef Kreitenberg

    By Jane Ulman

    April 15, 2015 | 2:57 pm

    As the transport from Tacova, Czechoslovakia (then called Tecso, Hungary), pulled up to the Birkenau platform in late May 1944, the doors of the cattle cars slammed open. “Raus, raus,” the SS shouted, directing those fit for work into separate men’s and women’s lines. The others,...

  • At Auschwitz-Birkenau, the silence and the song

    April 15, 2015 | 2:24 pm

    Snow brings a strange silence. No more so than in the vastness of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where on Jan. 27 we all began several months of remembering the unfolding of the liberation of the Nazi camps 70 years ago. That day, I walked alongside Los Angeles resident Dario Gabbai in the...

  • Nazi-hunter group praises Germany’s efforts to track down ex-Nazis

    April 14, 2015 | 3:05 pm

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center praised Germany’s recent efforts in tracking down former Nazis while noting a general lack of progress in finding them throughout the rest of the world.

    The organization’s 14th Annual Status Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi...

  • Manuscript by Nazi code breaker Alan Turing sells for $1 million

    April 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm

    A 56-page handwritten notebook that belonged to World War II Nazi code breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing, played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the film "The Imitation Game," sold for more than $1 million at an auction in New York, Bonhams said on Monday.

    Turing, a...

  • Jewish dealers’ heirs turn to U.S. to recover German art trove

    February 24, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    The heirs of Jewish art dealers who say their families were forced to sell the Nazis a trove of medieval church treasure worth some $250 million today have turned to a U.S. court to reclaim it, after failing in their attempts in Germany.

    The collection, known as the Guelph...

  • Urban Outfitters sells tapestry ‘eerily reminiscent’ of Holocaust garb

    February 10, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is urging fashion retailer Urban Outfitters to stop selling a gray-and-white striped tapestry with pink triangles that is reminiscent of the garb that gay men were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps.

    ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman wrote...

  • Mirren stars in ‘Woman in Gold’ spotlighting Nazi-looted art

    February 9, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    Actress Helen Mirren said on Monday her portrayal of a Jewish woman's struggle to get back paintings confiscated when her ancestors fled Austria to escape Nazi rule throws a spotlight on the slow pace of restitution of looted Jewish property.

    In "Woman in Gold", being shown at...

  • World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

    January 27, 2015 | 9:17 am

    World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

    Tuesday's gathering in...

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