Adolf Hitler

Israelis play first ever Wagner concert in Germany

By Toby Axelrod, July 26, 2011

In Israeli orchestra has played a work by Adolf Hitler's beloved composer, Richard Wagner, for the first time in Germany.

On Monday, the Israel Chamber Orchestra performed Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among those in the audience. The concert in the Stadthalle was reportedly a sell-out.

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Glenn Beck: Norway's Utoya camp like Hitler Youth

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011

Controversial right-wing pundit Glenn Beck has compared the victims of the Norway massacre to members of the Hitler Youth in the 1920s and 1930s.

Mr Beck, who last year was criticised for suggesting Holocaust survivor George Soros collaborated with the Nazis, made the comments on his popular radio programme.

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Hitler deputy's bones exhumed to deter neo-Nazis

By Jennifer Lipman, July 21, 2011

The bones of Adolf Hitler's deputy have been exhumed from his grave because hordes of neo-Nazis were using the site to glorify his actions.

Rudolf Hess died 42 years after the war, having spent 40 years in a Berlin prison for his war crimes.

He was a close compatriot of the Nazi fuehrer, and helped him write Mein Kampf while they were in prison for the failed Munich Putsch of 1923.

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On this day: Hitler survives assassination attempt

By Daniel Walters, July 20, 2011

One of several high profile assassination attempts made on the life of Adolf Hitler, this event had the potential to significantly alter the history of the Jewish people and of Europe.

A bomb exploded at the Nazi headquarters in Rastenberg, East Prussia, sending shockwaves through Europe after the announcement of the failed assassination attempt was made by the German News Agency.

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On this day: The Night of the Long Knives

By Deborah Weitzmann, June 30, 2011

The Night of the Long Knives, as it became known, was Adolf Hitler's purge of SA members. The Nazi leader personally led the well-planned rush of arrests, assassinations and execution on an ordinary Saturday, June 30 1934.

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Fashion firm offers the genocide look

By Dan Goldberg, June 2, 2011

It's not quite a John Galliano but the brand identity is not far off.

A New York-based company called "Hitler Hipster" is selling T-shirts with slogans such as "Three Reichs And You're Out", "Back To The Fuhrer" and "Eastside Westside Genocide".

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He 'lost' £39,000 rather than see Hitler celebrated

By Jessica Elgot, June 2, 2011

A cast-iron bust of Adolf Hitler, hidden in a Yorkshire attic for 60 years, has been donated to Yad Vashem after celebrity antique dealer Andrew Lamberty bought it for £1,000.

But the sinister bronze head, found by British troops during the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, would have been worth £40,000 if Mr Lamberty had decided to sell it on the open market.

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Nazis had barking mad talking dog plan

By Jennifer Lipman, May 25, 2011

The Nazis hoped to develop an army of talking canines, according to an academic at Cardiff University who has written a book on the subject.

Dr Jan Bondeson claims that the Nazis believed dogs possessed almost human intelligence and created a "school" to develop their communication skills. Adolf Hitler and other senior officials were known for their love of dogs.

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Lars Von Trier banned from Cannes for Hitler rant

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2011

Lars Von Trier has been declared "persona non grata" at the Cannes Film Festival following his bizarre rant about understanding Adolf Hitler.

The controversial Danish director expressed regret if his comments had hurt anyone, and the Cannes organisers released a statement saying they would never allow the event to become the forum for such pronouncements".

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Lars Von Trier sorry for hurtful Nazi rant

By Jennifer Lipman, May 18, 2011

Danish film director Lars Von Trier has apologised for a string of comments in which he claimed to sympathise with Adolf Hitler and joked about the Final Solution.

Mr Von Trier said he was sincerely sorry if his remarks, made at the Cannes press conference for his new film Melancholia, had hurt anyone.

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