Group posts 50 000 Holocaust documents online

2015-10-07 21:30

The first 50 000 documents from the International Tracing Service, a group that helps track down those who went missing in the wake of the Holocaust and WWII, have been placed online.

Remains of victims of Nazi experiments found in France

2015-07-20 21:06

It started with a letter, a brief reference to samples taken from the bodies of Holocaust victims used in Nazi medical research. Decades later, the jars and test tubes found behind a glass cupboard in a locked room in France testified to history's horror.

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".


Polish official 99% sure Nazi train exists

2015-08-28 21:23

Poland's deputy culture minister says he is 99% sure of the existence of the alleged Nazi train that has set off a gold rush in the country.

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.

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.

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