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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.

Fascist flea market at school near Madrid shocks Spain

Quijorna - Spaniards are shocked by the news that a Nazi, Franco and fascist "memorabilia" market was held in a school gym in Quijorna on the outskirts of Madrid recently.

Prison gangsters mark the rising tide of neo-Nazism

A recent BBC report wondered how neo-Nazi prison gangs become so powerful, referring to the so-called Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT). The gang, thought to have around 2,000 members, has committed at least 29 murders in the US during 2000 - 2012.

Nazi veterans parade in Riga, Latvia (video)

Riga - The annual march of Latvian veterans, members of the Waffen SS divisions which was part of the armed wing of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party during World War Two, was held on Saturday.

Louvre returns Nazi looted art

The Louvre museum has returned seven paintings to surviving relatives of Jewish families. The paintings were confiscated by the Nazi Party in the 1930s.

New footage shows Hitler taking office as Chancellor 80 years ago

Berlin - Today, Germany marks the 80th anniversary of Hitler's rise to power. New footage shows Adolf Hitler taking office as German Chancellor exactly 80 years ago today on January 30, 1933.

Europe still split on totalitarian crimes on Black Ribbon Day

Budapest - The European Union’s Black Ribbon Day has been held in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, but has not had much media coverage, except in media catering to the relatives of the victims of Communism and some victims of Nazism.

Christine Assange: Radio host suspended after Nazi taunt

Christine Assange, mother of Julian, was interviewed on radio in Australia on Sunday. A radio host was suspended after making Nazi taunts during her interview.

Nazi descendants walk 1300 miles with Holocaust survivors

Warsaw - Over 50 descendants of Nazi SS and Wehrmacht officers will attend a 'reconciliation march' of over 400 people including Holocaust survivors across Poland, visiting Nazi extermination camps on their way.

Nazi sub found off of US coast

Boston - A Nazi sub has been found off the east coast of the United States. The sub was sunk on April 16, 1944 with the loss of 44 sailors on board.

Video: Was Nazi-style salute made to German Olympic team?

London - An older spectator can be seen making what looks like a Nazi-style salute to the German Olympic team at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
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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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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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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
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100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
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The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
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100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
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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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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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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 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
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Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1  2010
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
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The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1  2010
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
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File photo: Demonstration of the neo-Nazis in Berlin
File photo: Demonstration of the neo-Nazis in Berlin
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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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The Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
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100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
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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
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