Nazism

Goering's pants fetch thousands in grisly auction

By Toby Axelrod, June 23, 2016

A huge trove of Nazi relics collected by the late American doctor John K Lattimer brought in 1.1 million euros in a five-hour auction in Munich last weekend, smashing early estimates.

The controversial sale on June 17 was shrouded in secrecy, since it is illegal in Germany to glorify the Nazi era.

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Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning jailed for camp murders

By JC Reporter, June 17, 2016

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been jailed for five years after being convicted of being an accessory to murder on 170,000 counts.

Former SS Sergeant Reinhold Hanning worked in the Nazi death camp between 1942 and 1944, and at a time when thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed.

Hanning had maintained that he served in a part of the camp where gassings did not occur.

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Germans think Jews have too much influence, finds study

By JC Reporter, June 17, 2016

Eleven per cent of Germans think Jews have too much influence in society, according to a new study.

One in 10 want a new Fuhrer to run Germany, with around six per cent believing that Hitler would have been regarded as a great leader were it not for the Holocaust.

Researchers from the University of Leipzig asked 2,240 Germans about far-right attitudes.

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Man arrested after training dog to perform Nazi salute

By Josh Jackman, May 10, 2016

Police have arrested a man who trained a dog to perform a Nazi salute on cue.

Markus Meechan, 28, posted a video online showing him encouraging his girlfriend’s pug Buddha to make the offensive gesture by asking him: “Buddha - do you want to gas the Jews?” and saying “sieg heil” while giggling.

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Supermarket apologises for using Nazi quote in advert

By Josh Jackman, April 19, 2016

The company that sponsored an advert quoting a key Nazi has apologised for offending readers and admitted that it was “wrong.”

The advert, which ran on page 10 of the Evening Standard on Friday, provoked six complaints after using a passage from Joseph Goebbels’s diary that read: “The Jews have deserved the catastrophe that has now overtaken them.”

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Swastika graffiti daubed on Manchester tram

By Marcus Dysch, January 22, 2016

Antisemitic graffiti has been daubed on a tram, leaving transport bosses searching for the culprit.

Swastikas and the word “Nazi” were drawn onto a seat in Manchester.

The vehicle was taken out of service after a passenger spotted the graffiti during a journey to the city centre earlier this week.

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Revealed: shame of the Nazi who hated the Nazis

By Nissan Tzur, January 7, 2016

"Those animals. I would like to throw some of those dogs under the tram."

Wilm Hosenfeld, the Nazi officer who famously saved the life of musician Wldyslaw Szpilman - an act commemorated in Roman Polanski's Holocaust film The Pianist - could not bear his anger towards his fellow soldiers.

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Board's cautious welcome for Mein Kampf publication

By JC Reporter, December 27, 2015

The Board of Deputies has given a cautious welcome to the publication of Adolf Hitler’s notorious book Mein Kampf for the first time since the Second World War.

A new edition of the work, which details the Nazi leader’s antisemitic beliefs, is to be released in January by the Instistute of Contemporary History in Munich, with extensive annotations explaining the historical context.

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Swastika spray-painted on wall in Highgate

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2015

A swastika has been spray-painted on a wall in north London.

The offensive black sign left below the Jackson’s Lane street sign near Highgate tube station was spotted on Tuesday.

Jewish couple Michael and Clarissa Israel reported the graffiti, with Mr Israel telling the Evening Standard that it had left him “shocked.”

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Helmut Schmidt, a Nazi Youth leader who had Jewish ancestry, dies aged 96

By Naomi Firsht, November 10, 2015

The former Chancellor of West Germany Helmut Schmidt has died aged 96.

Mr Schmidt was West German Chancellor from 1974 until 1982 during the height of the Cold War.

His relationship with the Jewish community and possible ties to the Nazi party remained ambiguous during his life.

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