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Nazi-hunters praise German efforts to nail war criminals

Jerusalem - Nazi-hunters the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday praised Germany's efforts to bring war criminals to justice some seven decades after the atrocities of the Holocaust.

Family of scientist Alan Turing seeks pardon for 49,000 other men

The family of world-renowned code-breaking scientist Alan Turing plans to demand that the government pardon 49,000 other men who, like Turing, were also persecuted for being gay.

Mein Kampf to be republished by academics in 2016

Seventy years after the author's death, Adolf Hitler's famous but obviously controversial autobiography is to be republished by a collection of academics next year once the copyright on the work expires in a two-volume new addition.

Germany marks 70 years since Dresden's WWII bombing

Dresden - German President Joachim Gauck warned Friday against a cult of victimhood over the World War II destruction of the city of Dresden 70 years ago."We know who started the murderous war," the head of state said in a remembrance church service.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Nazi-hunters condemn Mass for WWII Croatia leader

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre slammed Monday a Mass in Zagreb to commemorate Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi leader, claiming it was a "badge of shame" for the Catholic Church.

Court throws out case against former SS soldier

Cologne - A court in Cologne has thrown out the case against an 89-year-old former SS soldier who was accused of being involved in the largest massacre seen in France during World War Two.

Nazi fugitive Brunner died 20 years ago, says French expert

Bordeaux - Top Nazi fugitive Alois Brunner died in Syria at least two decades ago, a renowned French Nazi hunter said Thursday, disputing recent claims he died four years ago.

Top wanted Nazi almost certainly died in Syria: Group

Jerusalem - A Nazi war criminal who topped most wanted lists over the Holocaust is "almost certain" to have died in Syria four years ago, a Nazi-hunting group said Monday.

Coffee cream with Hitler on the label causes Swiss uproar

Zurich - A creamy controversy has reared its head in Switzerland Wednesday after the Swiss retailer Migros supplied a range of coffee cream pots, with the faces of both Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on the labels, to local coffee shops and restaurants.

Germany opens national memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

Berlin - To the mournful strains of a single cello and tearful remembrances by family members, Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a national memorial to the 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis.

Germany to open memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

Berlin - Germany will inaugurate the first national memorial to the estimated 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis on Tuesday, at a ceremony with victims' relatives.

Taiwan apologizes for naming dish 'Long Live the Nazis'

A menu change at a restaurant in Taiwan dumps their popular 'Long Live Nazis' dish from list, prompted by a local TV station feature.

Nazi 'poster baby' turns out to be Jewish

Jerusalem - A US Jewish woman has presented the Yad Vashem memorial to the Holocaust with a magazine cover of her as a baby that the Nazis had used as an Aryan poster child.

Nazi-themed Indonesian cafe reopens

Bandung - A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop last year after sparking international outrage reopened Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler.

Germany probes former Nazi camp guards

Berlin - German authorities said Wednesday they were probing nearly 20 former guards at a Nazi-era concentration camp on suspicion of aiding and abetting murder.

Auschwitz commandant grandson combats Europe's neo-Nazis

Stockholm - Rainer Hoess was 12 years old when he learned he was the grandson of a man who oversaw the murder of a million people as commandant of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Op-Ed: Like Nazis, Donetsk militants make Jews common enemy

Donetsk - More than 70 years have passed since an outraged world declared war against Nazis who were shooting and gassing to death Jewish children and their families for the crime of being born a Jew.

German recluse's 'Nazi art trove' bigger than first thought

Munich - Around another 60 artworks, including pieces by Monet and Renoir, have come to light at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose earlier discovered art hoard is suspected to contain Nazi-looted works.

German ready to return Nazi-looted art to Jewish owners

Berlin - An elderly German recluse is prepared to return precious paintings stolen by the Nazis from Jewish families including a priceless Matisse, his spokesman said.Cornelius Gurlitt, 81, had stashed around 1,400 long-lost works by European masters in his Mun...

Germany arrests former Auschwitz medic, 93

Berlin - German police have arrested a former Nazi medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp on multiple charges of aiding and abetting murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.The 93-year-old, who was arrested at his home near Neubrandenburg north of Berlin, underw...

New Yorker joins legal fray over Nazi art trove

Washington - An elderly New Yorker has joined the legal fray over the ownership of artwork found in a Munich apartment that was allegedly looted by the Nazis during World War II.In a complaint filed Wednesday in US district court in Washington, David Toren asks the...

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

London - The world's oldest known Holocaust survivor, the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced.Alice Herz-Sommer, originally from Prague, spent two years of World War II in Czechoslovakia's Terezin concent...

Maria von Trapp dies aged 99

Maria von Trapp, whose life story inspired the musical and movie 'The Sound of Music', has died aged 99 at the family home in Vermont.

Germany arrests three suspected former Auschwitz guards

Berlin - Germany has arrested three suspected former SS guards of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in a series of home raids across three states, prosecutors said Thursday.Israel's Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center praised the police action and said prosecution...

60 more works found in German's 'Nazi art trove'

Munich - The art hoard of an elderly German recluse suspected to contain Nazi-looted paintings and drawings is bigger than first thought, his spokesman said Tuesday.More than 60 additional works have been discovered in the Austrian home of Cornelius Gurlitt, am...

Himmler's private documents 'resurface in Israel'

Berlin - Hundreds of private letters, notes and photographs belonging to Hitler's henchman Heinrich Himmler have been found in Israel, a German newspaper reported Saturday.

German panel hears WWII disputed art deal case

Berlin - A German mediation panel heard a dispute Wednesday between a Berlin museum and the heirs of World War II-era Jewish art dealers over a vast medieval church art collection.

Two Nazi looted art works found in German parliament

Berlin-k - Months ago a scandal broke involving art works, allegedly stolen by Nazis during WWII. Recently however, an art historian has discovered more stolen art works, this time inside Germany's parliament, the Bundestag.

Review: ‘The Story of the Swastika’ Special

Neasden - This half hour BBC documentary covers the Hindu roots of the swastika, one of the oldest and most misunderstood symbols on the face of this planet.
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100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
RESPECTS: Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tour the United States Holocaust...
RESPECTS: Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tour the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in April 2001.
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1  2010
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
A Nazi  Franco and fascist memorabilia market was held in Quijorna  on the outskirts of Madrid  shoc...
A Nazi, Franco and fascist memorabilia market was held in Quijorna, on the outskirts of Madrid, shocking Spaniards countrywide.
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The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
Kristallnacht  also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass  was a pogrom or series of attacks a...
Kristallnacht, also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9–10, 1938. Photo: Germans pass broken window of Jewish-owned shop.
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The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
The house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is pictured in Salzburg November 6  2013
The house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is pictured in Salzburg November 6, 2013
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The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1  2010
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór  Lubli...
Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór, Lublin Voivodeship of occupied Poland
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Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1  2010
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.

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