Israel lambastes Iran's Holocaust-themed cartoon contest

2016-05-15 19:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Iran for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest. Many of the cartoons portrayed Israel as using the Holocaust to distract from the suffering of the Palestinians.

Modigliani painting seized after Panama Papers leak

2016-04-11 21:08

A Modigliani painting allegedly looted by Nazis during World War II has been sequestered in Geneva after the Panama Papers leak uncovered the identity of its current owner, authorities said Monday.

Trial of ill ex-Auschwitz medic, 95, suspended

2016-02-29 18:04

The trial of former Auschwitz medic Hubert Zafke for aiding in 3 681 murders, appears close to collapse after the 95-year-old failed to attend the German court over health problems.

Auschwitz survivors tell of camp horrors

2016-02-12 22:13

Three Holocaust survivors have testified about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170 000 counts of accessory to murder.

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.


Germany to scrap postwar convictions of gays under Nazi law

2016-05-11 22:06

Germany will compensate and annul the convictions of 50 000 men for homosexuality under a law introduced during the Nazi era which remained in force after the war, the government says.

Ex-Auschwitz guard dies week before German trial

2016-04-07 21:05

A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz has died one week before he was to stand trial in Germany, the court due to hear the case says.

Last survivor of Treblinka death camp buried

2016-02-22 22:23

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Israel of Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of the World War II Nazi Treblinka death camp, who has died aged 93.

Ex-Auschwitz guard stays silent at start of trial

2016-02-11 20:05

A former SS guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has kept silent at the start of his trial on a charge of being an accessory to mass murder.

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.

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