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The Mossad mission to capture architect of Holocaust

Paris - On May 11, 1960, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was nabbed by a team of Israeli spies after years on the run in Argentina, ending a long manhunt.

60 years on, Israel prosecutor recalls Eichmann trial

Jerusalem - Days after Israel's spectacular announcement that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured and brought to Israel for trial, Gabriel Bach was given an assignment that forever changed his life.

Living in post-Nazi Dachau: painful childhood memories

Munich - Jean Boehme still remembers the number of the Nazi concentration camp block where he lived as a child: 31C.He went to school in block 33, and recalls that a nearby watchtower was transformed into a makeshift bistro.

Brazil minister quits over accusations of Nazi quotes

Bras - Brazil's culture secretary Roberto Alvim resigned on Friday over a speech in which he appeared to quote Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

US state sacks prison guard trainees for Nazi salute

Washington - Thirty apprentice prison officers in the eastern United States will be fired for making a Nazi salute in a group photo, the state governor said on Monday.

Holocaust architect's grave dug up in Berlin

Berlin - The grave of a top Nazi who helped plan the Holocaust and was assassinated by British-trained agents during World War II has been dug up in Berlin, German police said on Monday.

Hitler birth house in Austria to become police station

Vienna - The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austria's interior ministry announced Tuesday, after years of legal wrangling as the government looks to prevent the building from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

Hitler memorabilia auction in Germany sparks protest

Berlin - Adolf Hitler's top hat, Eva Braun's dresses and a silver-covered edition of "Mein Kampf" are among the items being put up for sale by a German auction house, prompting protests from Jewish leaders.

Ex-SS guard, 93, 'sorry for what he did', German court hears

Hamburg - A former SS guard, 93, said he was sorry for his actions as he went on trial in Germany on Thursday for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Austria highest court ends row over Hitler birth house

Vienna - Austria's highest court has put an end to a row over the house where Adolf Hitler was born, rejecting the amount the former owner had demanded in compensation, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Germany rejects new Greek demand for war reparations

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday rejected a fresh demand from Greece for hundreds of billions of euros in World War I and II reparations, insisting the issue had been legally settled decades ago.

Victims of Chile Nazi sect says German compensation not enough

Santiago - Victims of a Chile-based Nazi pedophile sect said compensation offered by Germany was not enough to make up for decades of slavery and abuse.

Germany to pay $11,000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims

Berlin - Germany said Friday it would pay compensation of up to 10,000 euros ($11,000) each to victims of the former Nazi paedophile sect "Colonia Dignidad" in Chile.

Greek MPs vote to demand German war reparations

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Wednesday voted through a resolution demanding the payment of German war crime reparations, an issue long disputed by Berlin.

French shop chain apologises over swastika money belts

Warsaw - French supermarket chain Auchan admitted on Tuesday that it had sold military-style money belts bearing the Nazi swastika at its Polish stores in what it called an "oversight".

FBI to return Nazi-stolen art to Jewish collector's heirs

New York - A painting stolen from the family of art collector Adolphe Schloss by Germans during the World War II occupation of France will be returned to his descendants in New York, the French consulate said in a statement Tuesday.

Swastikas and statues, SE Asia's fixation with Nazi iconography

Bangkok - Thai teen idol Namsai feared being booted from her band after a photo of her wearing a t-shirt with a Nazi swastika went viral, but without the uproar she says she would have remained ignorant about the offensive implications of her fashion choices.

New Austria row over Hitler's birth house

Vienna - A long-running legal battle over the house where Adolf Hitler was born erupted again on Tuesday when the Austrian government appealed against the amount of compensation it has been ordered to pay for seizing the property.

Merkel: Germany recognises 'historical responsibility' for Nazi crimes in Greece

Atenas - Germany recognises its historical responsibility for crimes committed by the Nazis in Greece, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday on her first visit to Athens since 2014."We recognise our historical responsibility.

Germany returns Nazi-looted work to French Jewish collector's heirs

Berlin - Germany on Tuesday returned a painting looted by the Nazis to the heirs of French Jewish politician and resistance leader Georges Mandel.

President warns against extremism as Austria remembers Nazi pogrom

Vienna - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen warned against "the politics of scapegoating" Thursday as his country marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazis' anti-Semitic Kristallnacht pogrom.

German court says won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect

Berlin - A German court said Tuesday it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a German former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse.

Polish Auschwitz survivor to take Nazi camp row to EU court

Warsaw - A 97-year-old Auschwitz survivor hopes to take German public broadcaster ZDF to Europe's top court for calling Nazi camps "Polish", his lawyer said Wednesday.

German court rejects Polish ruling in Nazi camp row with TV station

Berlin - Germany's highest court declared Tuesday that a Polish ruling against German public broadcaster ZDF in a dispute sparked by a Holocaust documentary has no legal force in Germany.

Nazi camp guard deported to Germany from US

Berlin - Germany on Tuesday took in a 95-year-old former guard at a Nazi labour camp where more than 6,000 people were killed, after he was stripped of his US citizenship.

German court rejects case of Holocaust-denying 'Nazi grandma'

Berlin - Germany's jailed "Nazi grandma" Ursula Haverbeck, 89, on Friday lost a challenge before the country's highest court, which reaffirmed that constitutional free speech guarantees do not cover Holocaust denial.

Berlin museum returns Nazi-looted treasure

Berlin - A Berlin museum Monday said it had formally restituted a 15th century religious wooden sculpture to the heirs of former owners, a Jewish couple who fled the Nazi regime.

Likening US policy on migrant children to Nazis an 'exaggeration': attorney general

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebutted comparisons to Nazi Germany of the US policy of separating children from their immigrant parents, calling it "a real exaggeration.

Austria far-right party unwelcome at Nazi camp liberation memorial

Vienna - Ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) will not be welcome at a ceremony to mark the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp, organisers said Monday, drawing protests from the party.

German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler's birthday

Ostritz - Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing Friday on Adolf Hitler's birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town where citizens and anti-fascist groups staged spirited counter-protests.
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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
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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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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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 Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
A swastika was trampled into a cornfield in rural Germany over the weekend prompting a police invest...
A swastika was trampled into a cornfield in rural Germany over the weekend prompting a police investigation and fears of a neo-nazi resurgence.
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File photo: Demonstration of the neo-Nazis in Berlin
File photo: Demonstration of the neo-Nazis in Berlin
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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German Ekkeheart Gurlitt  cousin of art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt  gestures during an interview in B...
German Ekkeheart Gurlitt, cousin of art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, gestures during an interview in Barcelona, November 7, 2013
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The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
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A view of an apartment building in Munich  November 10  2013  where it is believed that German custo...
A view of an apartment building in Munich, November 10, 2013, where it is believed that German customs discovered 1,406 missing artworks with a value up to one billion euros ($1.34 billion). Cornelius Gurlitt was sitting on at least part of the collection of his father Hildebrand, who worked for the Nazis selling art branded "degenerate" that was taken from museums or stolen or extorted from Jews fleeing the Holocaust.
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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
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 Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium

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