Museum acquires Bertrand Russell Nazi pacifist letter

2014-02-20 10:30

A museum has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winner says if the Nazi army invades England; Adolf Hitler should be invited to dinner.

Italy at a loss over Nazi's body

2013-10-17 12:18

Italian authorities have been at a loss on what to do with the body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke who died last week and was charged for massacring 335 civilians.

Greek neo-Nazi leader in pre-trial detention

2013-10-03 13:00

The leader of Greece's Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party Nikos Michaloliakos has been placed in pre-trial detention after delivering a lengthy testimony in court, the Athens News Agency says.

Nazi-themed restaurant sparks controversy

2013-07-19 12:05

Authorities in central Indonesia plan to ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists.

Germany probes possible neo-Nazi bombing

2013-06-18 13:15

German prosecutors are investigating whether three alleged neo-Nazis suspected of killing 10 people were responsible for a bomb attack not previously linked to the group.

'Most dangerous neo-Nazi' an enigma

2013-05-02 11:09

Prosecutors have called Beate Zschaepe Germany's most dangerous neo-Nazi and she will sit in the dock in the country's biggest far-right murder trial of the post-war period.

US man target of Nazi hunters

2012-09-23 15:57

Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against a US citizen accused of serving as an SS guard at Auschwitz.

Ex nazi guard Demjanjuk dead at 91

2012-03-18 15:28

John Demjanjuk, convicted last year for his role in killing 28 000 Jews at a Nazi death camp during World War Two, died on Saturday aged 91 in a care home in southern Germany.

Pope recalls life under Nazis

2011-05-28 23:09

Pope Benedict XVI, who was forced to join the Hitler Youth as a child, has made a rare mention of life in Germany under the Nazis, calling it a "dark time".

Austrian city renames Nazi-linked streets

2011-04-18 18:36

The Austrian city of Graz has decided to rename a square that bears the name of a poet close to the Nazis and more changes are expected.

'Nazi guard' threatens hunger strike

2011-02-22 15:19

John Demjanjuk, a 90-year-old accused of helping to murder 27 900 Jews during his alleged time as a Nazi death camp guard, has threatened to go on hunger strike.

Nazi-era portraits out at German embassies

2010-11-24 14:42

Germany's foreign ministry has instructed all its embassies abroad to take down portraits of pre-1951 ambassadors to remove any association with the Nazi era.

German ministry's Nazi past exposed

2010-10-25 16:36

Germany's foreign office was far more active in the Holocaust than previously known and remained a haven for former Nazi diplomats, a new book reveals.

Health issue clouds Nazi trial

2010-09-08 15:46

The case of 90-year-old John Demjanjuk, accused of serving as a Nazi death camp guard, has been clouded by his continuous health problems.

Demjanjuk must appear in court

2010-07-22 16:48

A German judge has ordered alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk to appear in court after the 90-year-old's health issues caused the cancellation of trial sessions.

Floods threaten Auschwitz site

2010-05-17 19:14

The former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau has been closed to visitors as torrential rain sparked a flood alert across southern Poland.

Russia bans Mein Kampf

2010-03-26 16:03

Russian prosecutors have banned Adolf Hitler's 1925 semi-autobiographical book Mein Kampf as extremist in an attempt to combat the growing allure of far-right politics.

Auschwitz doctors' notes found

2010-03-23 17:59

Food coupons for some of the notorious Nazi doctors have been discovered in an attic near the infamous Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

Survivor: Death camp horrors

2010-01-19 17:06

A witness testifying in the trial of alleged guard John Demjanjuk says he still has nightmares about the Nazi death camp Sobibor.

Ex-Nazi admits to killings

2009-12-08 17:08

A former member of the Nazi SS being tried for murder has admitted in court that he killed three Dutch civilians during World War 2, but has insisted he was following orders.


In 1944 Erich Priebke was serving as an officer in Adolf Hitler's brutal SS. Now, a week after his death, his lawyer has released a video statement from Priebke. Watch.

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Nazi's body should be incinerated: Jewish group

2013-10-14 12:01

The body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died last week in Italy aged 100, should be sent to Germany and incinerated, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre says.

Ex-SS officer silent as trial opens

2013-09-02 16:34

A 92-year-old former SS officer has gone on trial in Germany for the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter nearly 70 years ago.

Romania to punish communist-era guards

2013-07-11 14:01

Romania is taking its first steps toward punishing brutal Communist-era gulag guards 50 years later, most of them now in their 80s and 90s.

Stalin criticism sparks anti-Semite row

2013-05-24 14:32

An explosive comparison made by a liberal Russian politician between Stalin's agents and Hitler's secret police has provoked a storm of abusive criticism in Russia.

Warsaw ghetto uprising memorial 70yrs on

2013-04-19 11:44

Sirens and church bells have been set to ring across Warsaw to mark 70 years to the day since hundreds of young, poorly armed Jews rose up against the Nazis in a doomed revolt.

Nazi accused free to stay in Australia

2012-08-15 20:12

A 90-year-old man accused of being a Nazi war criminal has won his fight to stay in Australia, ending a legal battle to extradite him to Hungary over the 1944 murder of a Jewish teenager.

German raids on Nazi massacre suspects

2011-12-05 17:14

German authorities say they have raided the homes of six men suspected of taking part in the Nazi massacre of 642 mainly women and children in a French village in 1944.

Hungarian Nazi war crime trial resumes

2011-05-19 17:40

The trial of Hungarian Nazi war crime suspect Sandor Kepiro has resumed after health checks showed the 97-year-old was fit enough to attend, even if extremely frail.

Germany still keeping Nazi secrets

2011-04-06 17:44

Fifty years after Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Israel, Germany is still keeping mum on how much it knew before Mossad agents kidnapped the Nazi war criminal in Argentina in 1960.

Nazi euthanasia victims' remains found

2011-01-03 18:03

The remains of some 220 persons believed to have been victims of the Nazis' so-called euthanasia programme have been located in Tyrol, local authorities have said.

Nazi war criminal dies in Italy

2010-11-06 22:16

Michael Seifert, a former Nazi SS prison guard known as "the beast of Bolzano" for his cruelty, has died in an Italian hospital.

Nazi-looted art: 10 000 unreturned

2010-10-18 20:05

A new database recording more than 20 000 artworks looted by the Nazis from Jews shows that half have yet to be returned to their original owners.

Nazi suspect faces grisly charges

2010-07-29 21:29

Grisly new details have emerged about the acts of the world's third most wanted Nazi suspect, who allegedly participated in the murder of more than 430 000 Jews.

'Nazi guard's' trial extended

2010-06-17 17:14

The trial of a 90-year-old man accused of 27 900 counts of accessory to murder during his alleged time as a Nazi death camp guard has been extended by three months.

Nazi 'centre of evil' opens

2010-05-03 17:06

Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, a new exhibition centre is opening on the site where the feared Gestapo, SS and other Nazi agencies ran Adolf Hitler's police state.

Demjanjuk on Nazi camp papers

2010-03-24 21:11

A German police investigator says John Demjanjuk's name is on papers detailing the transfer of guards from an SS training camp to the Nazi's Sobibor death camp.

Former SS hitman, 88, gets life

2010-03-23 14:02

Justice has finally caught up with an 88-year-old SS assassin as a German court jails him for life for shooting dead three civilians in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands in 1944.

Hitler's art book on shelf

2009-12-09 18:10

John Pistone was among the US soldiers who entered Adolf Hitler's home nestled in the Bavarian Alps and took a souvenir home.

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