German court throws out Nazi massacre case

2014-12-09 16:01

A German court has thrown out the case of a former SS man accused of involvement in the largest civilian massacre in Nazi-occupied France.

White House opposes Nazi benefit payments

2014-10-21 14:42

Former Nazis should not be getting the social security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House says,

Austrian politicians resign over Nazi scene

2014-09-19 14:03

Two local Austrian politicians have been forced to resign because they appeared amid Nazi memorabilia in a documentary shown at this year's Venice Film Festival.

Supremacist faces charges in Jewish killings

2014-04-16 10:18

A white supremacist, charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites, has been brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair to make his first court appearance.

Zuma shocked at North West Nazi incident

2014-03-05 08:07

President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock at reports that students at the North West University had used the Nazi salute.

Anne Frank diaries destroyed across Tokyo

2014-02-21 13:13

Hundreds of copies of The Diary of Anne Frank and related books have been vandalised in libraries in Tokyo, news reports say.

Museums, heirs stake claims to Nazi art trove

2013-11-07 22:57

Museums and heirs have begun to stake claims to a vast trove of paintings long hidden in a German flat, as calls mounted for authorities to publish a definitive list of the works.

Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party

2013-10-23 08:39

The Greek parliament has adopted a measure suspending state aid to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, after six of its lawmakers faced charges in a high-profile probe of alleged crimes.

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.

Prosecutors recommend Auschwitz Nazi guard charges

2013-09-03 15:01

The special prosecutors' office that investigates Nazi war crimes says it is recommending charges against dozens of alleged former Auschwitz guards, 70 years after the end of World War II.

Sikh attack united victim's son, ex-racist

2013-08-05 12:00

Two individuals from opposite ends of the Sikh temple shooting tragedy, a former skinhead and a victim's son, have teamed up to form an organisation which aim to promote peace.

Japan deputy PM retracts Nazi remarks

2013-08-01 11:00

Japan's gaffe-prone deputy prime minister on Thursday retracted controversial remarks that suggested Tokyo could learn from Nazi Germany when it comes to constitutional reform.

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.

Neo-Nazis march through Athens

2013-05-30 16:00

Hundreds of Greek neo-Nazis have marched with torches through the streets of Athens to commemorate the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

Belated justice for Nazi guards weighed

2013-05-08 13:02

The arrest of a 93-year-old alleged former Auschwitz guard on charges of complicity in mass murder has reopened an emotional debate on whether a measure of justice can be too late in coming.

On-trial neo-Nazi calm as emotions flare

2013-05-06 14:02

As angry anti-racism protesters rally outside the courthouse, the woman at the centre of a landmark German neo-Nazi murder trial is the picture of calm.

German government snubs right wing ban

2013-03-20 17:02

The German government has withheld support from a states' bid to ban a neo-Nazi party, arguing that it would be ineffective in fighting the far right and had little chance of success.

The ICRC: Neutral in a harsh world

2013-02-11 09:55

Founded to care for victims of war, the International Committee of the Red Cross has sometimes been found wanting, but has always known how to adapt.

Switzerland 'knew of Holocaust in 1942'

2013-01-28 19:47

Swiss officials knew in May 1942 that Jews were being exterminated in Nazi concentration camps, yet decided to tighten their asylum policies in the following months, says a report.

Neo-Nazi dad shot by son, 10, was 'abusive'

2012-11-01 11:01

A US boy charged with murdering his neo-Nazi father when he was 10 years old has said he was physically abused at home and committed the shooting because he "wanted everything to stop".

Boy on trial for murder of neo-Nazi dad

2012-10-30 13:00

A boy who was 10 years old when his white supremacist father was shot in the head and killed while he slept is standing trial for murder.

Nazi death camp puzzle row at Amazon

2012-09-30 18:36

Online retail giant Amazon has come under fire over the sale of a jigsaw puzzle that recreates the crematorium at the Nazi death camp of Dachau.

Auschwitz razor wire theft, Italian clear

2012-08-12 22:49

The Italian questioned over alleged theft of Auschwitz barbed wire has been released without charges.

'No 1 Nazi suspect' confirmed in Hungary

2012-07-16 12:00

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre has confirmed that Laszlo Csatary, accused of complicity in the killings of 15 700 Jews, has been tracked down to the Hungarian capital.

Top school in Nazi salute scandal

2012-06-11 11:05

A top Johannesburg school has been left red-faced after a pupil wearing an Adolph Hitler moustache did a Nazi salute on stage, and pupils returned the salute.


US House approves bill to stop Nazi benefit pay

2014-12-03 09:03

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill to shut a loophole that allowed suspected Nazi war criminals to be paid millions of dollars in US government pension benefits.

Expelled Nazis paid millions in social benefits

2014-10-20 13:06

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards are collecting millions of dollars in US social security benefits after being forced out of the United States.

Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

2014-09-06 14:06

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would do everything she could to fight anti-Semitism in Germany, amid reports of attacks and a spike in anti-Israel sentiment since the Gaza conflict.

Bats make Nazi site their new home

2014-04-08 10:05

An awe-inspiring Nazi defence line in western Poland has taken on a new role in peacetime, as home to tens of thousands of bats in what is Europe's largest artificial roost.

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

2014-02-24 09:06

Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced.

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.

Boy, 10 when he killed Nazi dad, to be sentenced

2013-10-25 08:33

A California court hearing will determine the fate of a boy who shot and killed his neo-Nazi father at the age of 10.

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.

92-year-old on trial for Nazi war crime

2013-09-02 13:01

A 92-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen SS is going on trial in Germany on charges he executed a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.

Japan's Aso won't quit over Nazi comment

2013-08-02 10:00

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has refused to resign or apologise over remarks suggesting Japan should follow the Nazi example of how to change the country's constitution stealthily.

Nazi hunters launch German poster campaign

2013-07-23 11:03

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre has hung posters on the streets of major German cities seeking information on the last perpetrators of the Holocaust still at large nearly 70 years on.

Racist attacks on the rise in Greece

2013-07-15 08:00

Violence against foreigners and immigrants are on the rise in Greece, as the country suffers from a recent economic downturn and increased violent activity from suspected neo-Nazis.

Shouts of 'Heil Hitler' in Greek parliament

2013-05-17 14:03

Greece's parliament has ejected a neo-Nazi lawmaker and shouts of 'Heil Hitler' have been heard in the chamber in the latest incident involving the aggressive Golden Dawn far-right party.

Mystery shrouds 'most dangerous neo-Nazi'

2013-05-06 16:38

The woman prosecutors call Germany's most dangerous neo-Nazi has taken her place in the dock over a racist killing spree, but despite the high-profile proceedings remains an enigmatic presence.

'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.

Member of Hitler assassination plot dies

2013-03-13 16:29

A former German army lieutenant who took part in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, has died at the age of 90, says a think tank he co-founded.

Germany marks anniversary of Hitler's rise

2013-01-30 14:01

Germany is marking the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's rise to power with a solemn ceremony at a memorial site in what was the heart of Nazi Berlin.

Plans shelved to sell Nazi camp wire

2012-11-27 22:44

The foundation in charge of a former Nazi concentration camp in the Netherlands has cancelled the planned sale of pieces of barbed wire dug up at the site.

Stepmother: Boy, 10, shot neo-Nazi dad

2012-10-31 09:52

The 10-year-old son of a neo-Nazi leader told his younger sister that he planned to shoot their father, then a day later he fired a bullet into his father's head as the man slept, says a prosecutor.

Jewish gravestones defaced in New Zealand

2012-10-19 10:02

Vandals have desecrated Jewish gravestones in central Auckland with graffiti including Nazi swastikas, say New Zealand police, in a crime the Israeli embassy condemned as "vile".

Anger as Republicans compared to Goebbels

2012-09-04 09:00

The head of California's Democratic Party has drawn criticism from across the US political spectrum, after he compared Republicans to the notorious Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

Hungary: Nazi-era war crime suspect held

2012-07-18 12:00

Hungarian prosecutors say they have taken into custody, and charged with war crimes, a man suspected of taking part in the deportation of Jews in 1944.

Hitler protected Jewish veteran - report

2012-07-07 18:23

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler ordered a former Jewish officer in his unit in World War I spared from persecution or deportation, at least for a time, according to a German Jewish publication.

Swiss clear people who helped Jews flee

2011-12-30 07:36

A Swiss government commission is drawing to a close after clearing the names of 137 people judged to be criminals because they helped Jews escape Nazi persecution during World War II.

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