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French Resistance veteran's ashes buried in German cemetery

Berlin - The ashes of a French Resistance veteran were interred on Friday near the mass grave of a former German concentration camp following his wish to be laid to rest near his fellow detainees.
In the Media by AFP

Disputed Hungary Holocaust monument sparks fresh protest

Budapest - Several hundred protesters blocked work on a controversial monument in Budapest Tuesday which Jewish critics say glosses over Hungary's active role in the Holocaust.
In the Media by AFP

Australian 'Great Escape' survivor still has vivid memories

Perth - Australian Paul Royle, one of only two men alive from World War II's daring "Great Escape", says he still has vivid memories of the audacious prison breakout on its 70th anniversary.Royle, 100, was one of 76 men who tunnelled out of German prison camp ...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

Japan PM Abe says 'no change' to wartime sex slave apology

Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his government would not revise a landmark 1993 "comfort women" apology, and said he was "deeply pained" by the suffering of women drawn into a system of wartime brothels.Abe, who has made similar rem...
In the Media by Peter Brieger (AFP)

Japan says no plan to revise wartime sex-slave apology

Tokyo - Japan has no plan to revise a landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, the government's top spokesman said Monday, despite a controversial review of the statement which has sparked a backlash at home and abroad.The landmark apology, known as the...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

Review: ‘The Monuments Men’ is an unfinished work Special

In ‘The Monuments Men,’ an unlikely group are designated with the task of rescuing artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 2 comments

Hong Kong police dismantle 'biggest' WWII bomb

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police on Friday successfully dismantled the largest World War II bomb yet found in the city after its discovery on a construction site prompted the evacuation of 2,260 people.
In the Media by AFP

Putin marks 70th anniversary of lifting of Leningrad siege

Saint Petersburg - President Vladimir Putin said Monday the memory of Russia's heroism and sacrifice during World War II will endure as his country marked the 70th anniversary of the lifting of the Nazi siege of Leningrad.
In the Media by Marina Koreneva (AFP)
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