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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.

German village votes to keep 'Hitler bell' as memorial

Berlin - A German village has decided to keep a contentious Nazi-era church bell that bears a swastika and the words "All for the Fatherland — Adolf Hitler", arguing it serves as a reminder of the country's dark past.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

Berlin - A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, loses appeal against jail

Berlin - A former Nazi SS guard known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, 96, lost his final legal challenge against being jailed when Germany's highest court Friday rejected his appeal.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, mounts battle against jail

Berlin - A former Nazi SS guard known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, now 96, has filed a challenge against his jail sentence, his lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that imprisonment would violate his "right to life".

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

Washington - Former US president Barack Obama has urged American voters to remain engaged, using the example of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency.

Indonesian museum removes Nazi-themed exhibit after outrage

Jakarta - An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday.

Dual exhibitions lift veil on Nazi-era art hoard

Bern - Hundreds of artworks from a spectacular collection hoarded by the son of a Nazi-era dealer will be shown for the first time since World War II in parallel exhibitions in Switzerland and Germany starting Thursday.

Greeks commemorate murder that sparked neo-Nazi probe

Atenas - Hundreds of people joined an anti-racism protest in Athens on Saturday held to commemorate the shock murder of an anti-fascist rapper in 2013 by a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.
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100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse s Birthday
100th Computer pioneer Konrad Zuse's Birthday
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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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 Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
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 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.
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Berlin s Olympic Stadium
The Berlin's Olympic Stadium
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
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
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
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Nazi SS
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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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Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1  2010
Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010

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