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Nazi hunter reports Danish man to police over war crimes

Copenhage - A top Nazi hunter on Tuesday filed a police complaint against a 90-year-old Danish man for allegedly working as a guard in a Belarus concentration camp during World War II."Unfortunately the justice ministry chose not to deal with this ...

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' appeals German verdict

Berlin - A former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has appealed a four-year jail sentence handed down to him last week, his legal team said Monday.

Remains of Nazi anatomy prof's victims found at French forensic institute

Strasbourg - Remains belonging to victims of Nazi anatomy professor August Hirt have been found at a forensic medicine institute in eastern France, local authorities said in a statement Saturday.

Jewish groups hail Auschwitz verdict, urge more trials

Deutschland - Jewish groups welcomed the conviction Wednesday of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and urged justice authorities to maintain pressure on ageing war criminals.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' sentenced to four years in jail

L - A German court Wednesday sentenced a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" to four years in jail, in what was expected to be one of the last Holocaust trials.

Verdict due in German trial of 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Deutschland - A verdict is due Wednesday in the case of a former SS officer known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, expected to be one of the last German trials of its kind.

'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' says very sorry ahead of German verdict

Deutschland - A former SS officer known as the 'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' said he was "very sorry" for his time stationed at the Nazi death camp, ahead of a verdict in Germany expected Wednesday.

Prosecutors seek 3.5 years' jail for 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Deutschland - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were seeking three and a half years' jail for a former SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz".

Health problems delay 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial

Deutschland - Closing arguments expected in the German trial of a former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" were postponed Thursday due to the ill health of the 94-year-old defendant.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', survivor testify as trial nears end

Deutschland - A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a German courtroom Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict.

Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany

Toukyo - Philippine President Benigno Aquino likened present-day China to Nazi Germany on Wednesday during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea.

Woman, 102, gets her PhD, after being denied by Nazi regime

A 102-year-old German woman will become the oldest person to receive a PhD, which will be awarded to her by the Hamburg University on June 9, almost eight decades after the Nazis blocked it because her mother was Jewish.

Wiesenthal Centre urges Croatia to end pensions to Nazi allies

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday urged Croatia to stop paying pensions to people who served in the country's World War II Nazi-allied armed forces, labelling the policy an insult to their victims.

102-year-old woman receives PhD after being denied by Nazis

A 102-year-old woman has been awarded a doctoral degree, after having been denied a chance to defend her doctoral thesis 1938 by the Nazi Regime then in power in Germany. The woman is of Jewish descent.

Nazi camp website hacked with child porn on anniversary

Vienna - The website of one the Nazis' biggest former concentration camps was hacked with images of child pornography on Friday, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, officials said.

Merkel in anti-Semitism warning as marks Nazi camp's liberation

Dachau - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Sunday that society must "never close its eyes" to anti-Semitism as she joined Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.

Mauthausen: The 'camp of no return' that built the Third Reich

Mauthausen - In 1942, a farmer living next to the Mauthausen concentration camp, in northern Austria, filed a police report about detainees getting shot in the camp's quarry and left to die.

Evil resident: Hitler birth house haunts Austrian town

Braunau Am Inn - "Every year it's the same circus," mutters a resident at the sight of dozens of anti-fascist protesters stomping toward a large weatherworn building in the small northern Austrian town Braunau am Inn."Nazis out!

Nazi camp survivor recalls liberation of Dachau, 70 years on

Berlin - French former World War II deportee Clement Quentin had lost all hope and was simply "waiting to die" when US forces liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on April 29, 1945.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' describes 'orderly' death camp at trial

Berlin - The trial of German former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", heard horrific descriptions Wednesday of the Nazi death camp, from prisoners' arrivals to grisly "medical" experiments.

Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

Berlin - Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday.

German court to try 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 93

Berlin - A former Nazi death camp officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany Tuesday, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims' relatives expected in the courtroom.

Inside the civil rights movement for people with disabilities Special

One in six children in the United States will have a developmental delay or disability. Developmental disabilities begin during the developmental period of life, either prior to birth or during infancy.

German minister warns against xenophobia

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister warned Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

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.
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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 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 Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
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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Nazi SS
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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
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German Ekkeheart Gurlitt, cousin of art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, gestures during an interview in Barcelona, November 7, 2013
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100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
The Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
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.
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 Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium