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Ex-Nazi guard, 92, charged for complicity in WWII killings

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Despite his senior age, the accused will be tried by a juvenile court in Hamburg, because he was 17 when he worked at the Nazi concentration camp

CHARGED. A 92-year-old ex-Nazi guard is set to face trial for his alleged complicity in deaths in the concentration camp he guarded in Poland during World War II. Shutterstock photos

Vatican to open archives of WWII pope Pius XII in 2020

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Researchers have long sought to examine the archives over why Pius XII did not intervene more against the Holocaust perpetrated by the German Nazis

VATICAN. In this file photo taken on April 02, 2018 people gather in St Peter's square during Pope Francis' Regina Coeli prayer from the window of the apostolic palace in Vatican. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Vandals hit memorial stone at Strasbourg's Old Synagogue

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:38 PM

The synagogue, which was the Jewish community's main place of worship in the city, was ransacked and burnt to the ground by Hitler Youth in September 1940

HISTORY. People pass by the memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, after it was vandalised overnight on March 2, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo by Frederick Florin/AFP

Neo-Nazi guilty of murder over Charlottesville rampage

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:01 AM

James Alex Fields Jr is guilty of first degree murder, among other charges, which carries a possible life sentence

JUSTICE. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" exchange insluts with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Neo-Nazi on trial over deadly Charlottesville car rampage

Nov 26, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) If convicted of first degree murder, James Fields faces between 20 years to life in prison

CHARLOTTESVILLE. People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.  File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:13 PM

'Today, I rise in this House to issue a long overdue apology to the Jewish refugees Canada turned away,' says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

APOLOGY. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says sorry 'for the callousness of Canada's response' when Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany sought refuge in the country just months before the outbreak of World War II. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

British relatives of Nazi victims seek German passport as Brexit looms

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:51 PM

British descendants of refugees who fled Nazi Germany are rushing to gain German nationality before Brexit

White supremacists set to rally outside White House a year after deadly clash

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:51 PM

United States President Donald Trump tweets a generic condemnation of racism a year after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia

FACE OF RACISM. A member of the Ku Klux Klan attends a rally on July 8, 2017 calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Wolfenstein series of games is deemed to have fallen foul of the German criminal code, which bars any depiction of so-called 'anti-constitutional' symbols, including Nazi swastikas

HITLER REPRESENTATIONS. The uncensored and German censored versions of Hitler and the Nazi flag. Screen shots taken from Censored Gaming YouTube video.

World War II bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Trains, trams and buses were halted or rerouted as the operation to dispose of the British 500-kilogram bomb found more than 70 years after the war got underway

LEAVING. A policeman looks on as a woman pulls a suitcase through a street that is to be evacuated due to the disposal of a World War II bomb close to the Hauptbahnhof main railway station in Berlin's Mitte district on April 20, 2018. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Goebbels' diary shows he took note of Fall of Bataan

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:57 AM

Entries in Joseph Goebbels' 1942 diary show the propaganda minister taking note of the fall of Bataan and quickly blaming MacArthur, and the Jews behind him

WORLD WAR II. This undated file photo taken during World War II in Germany shows Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (L) standing with his Nazi commanders Hermann Goering (2nd L), Joseph Goebbels (C) and Rudolf Hess (R). Photo from the National Archives/AFP

Thriller writer Philip Kerr dies aged 62

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Kerr is the creator of Nazi-era thrillers featuring detective Bernie Gunther

PHILIP KERR, 62. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Poland's president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Polish President Andrzej Duda signs into law a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard Poland's image abroad but which has instead triggered an unprecedented diplomatic row

FACING THE MEDIA. Poland's President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference on February 6, 2018 in Warsaw to announces that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill which has sparked tensions with Israel, the US and Ukraine. Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

Dec 09, 2017 - 12:58 PM

'You have to tend to this garden of democracy – otherwise, things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we've seen societies where that happens,' says former US president Barack Obama

DEMORACY. Former US President Barack Obama urges American voters to remain engaged. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Soldiers among 4 neo-Nazi terror suspects arrested in UK

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The 4 suspects are being held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism British police say in a statement

Trump under fire over Charlottesville remarks

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:11 PM

In a clear sign of embarrassment Republican lawmakers did not line up to defend Donald Trump as they have repeatedly done since he took office in January Those who did speak criticized him

TRUMP ON CHARLOTTESVILLE. This file photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

Obama post-Charlottesville tweet most liked ever on Twitter

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Tweeting a quote from Nelson Mandela Obama says No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion

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Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Aug 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

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Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest: 'Blame on both sides'

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:04 AM

3rd UPDATE The Republican president – who one day ago solemnly denounced racism and singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo Nazis as criminals and thugs – also hit out at the alt left over the weekend melee

BLAME GAME. US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

New generation of white nationalist groups flourish under Trump

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Encouraged by President Donald Trump and buoyed by social media a new generation of extremist startups has taken root mostly created by angry young white men anxious to exploit fears of Latino immigration and radical Islam

FACE OF RACISM. This file photo taken on July 08, 2017 shows a member of the Ku Klux Klan during a rally, calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Trump slams 'evil' racism, singles out KKK, neo-Nazis

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Trump has taken heat from Democrats and Republicans alike for his initial response to Saturday s August 12 violence in Charlottesville Virginia

RAGE. Hundreds of protesters gather outside of Trump Tower along Fifth Avenue on August 14, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Macron, Netanyahu mark 75 years since Paris roundup of Jews

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s presence at the ceremony sparks controversy with the Union of French Jews for Peace calling it shocking and unacceptable

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd R) pay their respects after laying wreaths during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup in Paris on July 16, 2017.  French President Emmanuel Macron on July 16 marked 75 years since the roundup of some 13,000 Jews to be sent to Nazi death camps, calling France's responsibility a "stark truth" at a ceremony attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kamil Zihnioglu

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

May 09, 2017 - 6:43 PM

President Vladimir Putin insists Moscow would always be on the side of the forces of peace and with those who choose the path of equal partnership

'FIGHT TERRORISM.' Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany during World War II on May 9, 2017 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in Moscow. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Erdogan targets Merkel as German-Turkish tensions spiral

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:35 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses German Chancellor Angela Merkel of using Nazi measures

A handout made available by the Turkish Presidential Press Service on March 18, 2017, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivering a speech during a ceremony marking the 102nd anniversary of the Canakkale Victory at the 18 March Stadium in Canakkale, western Turkey. / AFP PHOTO / YASIN BULBUL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PPRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Pence pays somber visit to Nazi concentration camp

Feb 20, 2017 - 12:15 AM

US Vice President Mike Pence is touring Europe to assure nervous allies of Washington s unwavering support for NATO

US Vice President Michael Richard Pence (C), his wife Karen Pence (R) and his daughter Charlotte Pence walk from the International Memorial of former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau after laying a wreath at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau, southwestern Germany, on February 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas Kienzle

'Nazi goreng' no more: Controversial Indonesian cafe shuts down

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:44 PM

In the end it was not the controversy that forced the cafe to close its doors again – but a lack of interest

SOLDATENKAFFEE. This file photo taken on June 21, 2014 shows Indonesian customers in World War II motif military uniforms, one bearing a Nazi swastika insignia, sitting next to a portrait of Adolf Hitler, at the reopened SoldatenKaffee in Bandung, western Java. File photo by Timur Matahari/ AFP

Taiwan school principal resigns over Nazi parade

Dec 27, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei condemns the parade as tasteless and outrageous

Anne Frank may have been caught 'by chance,' not betrayed – museum

Dec 17, 2016 - 10:32 PM

New research suggests that the August 1944 police raid may have actually been staged to investigate illegal activity taking place elsewhere in the building

Photo from Facebook/Anne Frank

House leaders on Duterte apology: 'We all make mistakes'

Oct 03, 2016 - 4:20 PM

I would advise the President don t speak anymore Just work says Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

HOUSE LEADERS. Majority Rodolfo Fariñas and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez hold a press conference on October 3. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Oct 03, 2016 - 2:48 PM

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Duterte apologizes for Hitler remarks

Oct 02, 2016 - 6:40 PM

There was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Germans says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

LOOK BACK: Hitler and the Holocaust

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:19 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sparks outrage after he drew parallels between the Holocaust and his own bloody war on drugs

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST. Polish Jews captured by Germans during the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

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Sep 30, 2016 - 9:16 PM

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Duterte: I'm being portrayed as a 'cousin of Hitler'

Sep 30, 2016 - 1:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte draws parallels between Hitler s annihilation of 3 million Jews and his controversial campaign against drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Malacanang PPD

Penyintas Holocaust Elie Wiesel meninggal dunia

Jul 03, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Elie Wiesel dapat penghargaan Nobel untuk memoarnya Night

Elie Wiesel; penyintas Holocaust, penulis, dan penerima hadiah Nobel, meninggal dunia pada 2 Juli 2016. Foto oleh Justin Lane/EPA

Erdogan cites Hitler's Germany to defend presidency plans

Jan 02, 2016 - 7:16 AM

But in a statement published later the Turkish presidency says it was unacceptable to interpret Erdogan s remarks as endorsement of Nazism

REMARKS. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a rally marking the 562nd anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 30, 2015. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Austrian Nobel's doctorate revoked for Nazi past

Dec 17, 2015 - 10:11 PM

Lorenz won the Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1973 together with German Karl von Frisch and the British Nikolaas Tinbergen

File photo of Konrad Lorenz by STF/AFP

Queen's Nazi salute as child leaves Britain's royals red-faced

Jul 18, 2015 - 11:55 PM

Images showing the Nazi salute come from a 20 second home movie which The Sun reported was shot at the royal family s rural Balmoral estate in Scotland in 1933 or 1934

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' sentenced to four years in jail

Jul 15, 2015 - 11:06 PM

Of 6 500 people who worked at Auschwitz known to authorities only 49 are convicted

Donald Trump ridiculed over Nazi soldier tweet

Jul 15, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Donald Trump tweeted a collage of American symbols together with a group of marching Nazi soldiers

6 events that make Filipinos proud

Jun 12, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Here are some of the major historical feats that best depict Filipinos’ collective will and initiative Do you have anything to add to this list? Share them with us

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Jun 09, 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Aquino after Nazi jab: No intention to hurt China

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:48 AM

We re just standing up for our rights the Philippine president says after comparing China to Nazi Germany

STATE VISIT. President Benigno Aquino III answers questions from business officials on June 4, 2015, at the Suiho banquet room of the Hotel New Otani for a business meeting during his state visit to Japan. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact

May 11, 2015 - 12:24 AM

A deal that agreed to divide up eastern Europe in 1939 had significance for ensuring the security of the USSR says Vladimir Putin who had in the past condemned the pact as unethical

Merkel: 'Never close eyes' to anti-Semitism

May 03, 2015 - 11:57 PM

We are all forever called upon to never close our eyes and ears to those who today accost threaten and attack people when they identify themselves somehow as Jews or also when they side with the state of Israel

GERMAN CHANCELLOR. Germany's Angela Merkel gives a press conference at the end of the second day at the European Summit of Heads of States and governments at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on March 20, 2015. File photo by Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Russia lashes out at law to erase Ukraine's Soviet past

Apr 11, 2015 - 8:48 AM

The package of laws bans Soviet flags and means Soviet era Lenin statues will have to be knocked down and town squares renamed across the country of some 45 million

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Dec 12, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Indonesian Twitter records for 2014 concerns over a suspected pedophile roaming free wreckage of Nazi U boat found and more

FLAG CARRIER. A Garuda Boeing 747-400 plane at the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. File photo by AFP

Thai junta propaganda film stuns with Hitler scene

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Critics of the propaganda film call it a massive failure of understanding of history by a Thai government administration that has explicitly mentioned wanting to teach history

Nicki Minaj apologizes for Nazi imagery in video

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:13 AM

Minaj says that the inspiration for the video was in fact the cartoon series Metalocalypse