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The last Holocaust survivors: Growing old with memories of Auschwitz

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:14 AM

The numbers tattooed on their left arms have faded, much in the same way that the collective memory of the Holocaust is blurring

Holocaust survivor Szmul Icek shows a picture of his parents killed by the Nazis, during a photo session at his home in Jerusalem on December 8, 2019. (Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP)

Merkel says neo-Nazis must be tackled 'without taboos'

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'This is why the state is called upon (to act) at all levels and the federal government takes this very, very seriously,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel on neo-Nazis

GERMANY. Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement as she arives at the Social Democrats Party (SPD) headquarters on February 4, 2018 in Berlin, as German Conservatives (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats hope to complete negotiations to form a government. File photo by Tobias Schwarz/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

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

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

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

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

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

Duterte on Hitler, Santiago burial, Syria rescue | 12PM wRap

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

Duterte on Hitler, Miriam Santiago, Samsung Note 7 | 6PM wRap

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

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

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

Roxas Poe in 2016, PH and China relations, royal babies | 12PM wRap

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

Russian envoy set for UK talks over Charles comments

May 22, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Moscow has not formally reacted on Prince Charles comparison of President Putin with Hitler but Russian media said it threatened to further complicate relations between Britain and Moscow

Prince Charles compares Putin to Hitler: report

May 21, 2014 - 10:25 AM

The Prince of Wales reportedly makes the comment to a 78 year old woman who lost her family in the Holocaust

Prince Charles

Twitter blocks German neo-Nazi account in world first

Oct 18, 2012 - 5:57 PM

German police asked the micro blogging site to restrict access by a neo Nazi group