Nazism

Men claim to have found Nazi train carrying stolen gold

By Jessica Weinstein, August 21, 2015

Two men have claimed to have found an Nazi-era train carrying loot – stolen from Jews - that disappeared without a trace during the Second World War.

The men – one Pole and one German – filed the claim in the south-west Polish town of Walbrzych, where, according to Polish law, treasure finders can keep 10 per cent of the value of their discovery.

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Scottish government investigates Nazi-loot claim

By Charlotte Oliver, August 17, 2015

The Scottish government has opened an inquiry to find out whether a chandelier hanging in the first minister’s official residence was looted by the Nazis.

According to official records, the chandelier, which hangs in the drawing room of Bute House in Edinburgh, was found abandoned in a street in northern Germany in 1945 by English decorator Felix Harbord.

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The last Nazi Hunters: An interview with France’s heroes

By Michael Freedland, August 12, 2015

It seemed not long ago that the shutters were about to come down on what was probably the world's strangest family business. A firm that could have been listed in trade directories as "Nazi hunters". But the doors are still open. In Paris today the Klarsfeld family, mother, father and son, are as active as ever.

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Liverpool Jews ask police for protection as extremists plan rally

By Josh Jackman, July 29, 2015

More than 2,100 people have signed a petition asking the police to protect Liverpool’s Jewish community from a neo-Nazi rally in the city.

The White Man March, organised by far-right group National Action, is due to take place in the city centre on August 15, a Shabbat.

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Britain freed ‘hundreds’ of WW2 Nazis

By Sandy Rashty, July 29, 2015

Britain released “hundreds” of suspected Nazi war criminals after the Holocaust, according to a leading historian.

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Uefa take point off Croatia for on-pitch swastika

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

The Croatian national football team has been docked a point after a swastika was displayed on the pitch before a European Championship qualifier.

The penalty is understood to be the most serious ever imposed by Uefa, the governing body of European football.

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Nazi-hunter calls for arrest of Danish 90-year-old who was ‘SS member’

By Sandy Rashty, July 22, 2015

A leading Nazi-hunter has called on the Danish government to arrest a 90-year-old suspected war criminal.

Efraim Zuroff, Israel director of the Wiesenthal Centre, submitted a claim against Helmuth Leif Rasmussen, who now calls himself Helmuth Rasboel, on Tuesday afternoon.

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How far did the UK aristocracy’s love of the Nazis really go?

By Bernard Wasserstein, July 22, 2015

The country is bristling with new ideas and new methods… I have found fresh hope and renewed confidence.”

So wrote the Conservative MP Sir Arnold Wilson after one of the seven visits he paid to Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1937.

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Remains of 86 Jews used by Nazis for medical experiments found in Strasbourg laboratory

By Jessica Weinstein, July 20, 2015

The remains of 86 Jewish people sent to Nazi gas chambers in 1943 have been found at a forensic medicine institute in Strasbourg in France.

They were found by historian Raphael Toledano and included bodies that were dismembered and burnt and a jar of “skin fragments” from a gas chamber victim.

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Board of Deputies backs Queen after 'Nazi salute' footage

By Josh Jackman, July 19, 2015

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has condemned criticism of the Queen after a film of her giving a Nazi salute was revealed.

During a Board plenary on Sunday, Mr Arkush also spoke of the Royal Family's warm relations with the Jewish community.

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