Nazism

Swastikas daubed at Liverpool cemetery

January 15, 2015

Swastikas were scratched into the door of the prayer hall of the Jewish section of Liverpool's Springwood cemetery at the weekend - and another was daubed on a south Liverpool bus stop.

The bus stop swastika was quickly removed and Merseyside Jewish Representative Council chair Ian Cohen said on Tuesday that Liverpool City Council, which administers the cemetery, had prioritised the removal of

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Police investigate Liverpool swastika daubing

By Sandy Rashty, January 13, 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after swastikas were found scratched into the door of a Jewish prayer hall in Liverpool.

The marks were carved in the Jewish section of Springwood Cemetery in Allerton.

The incident is being investigated by Merseyside police who are treating it as a hate crime.

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Cars and homes targeted by swastika daubers

By Sandy Rashty, December 29, 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals daubed cars and homes around north London with swastikas.

Residents of Osbaldeston Road in Hackney woke up this morning to find the Nazi symbol drawn onto window panes, cars and a private ambulance.

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The Bletchley codebreakers who never cracked

By Josh Jackman, December 24, 2014

Most daughters keep secrets from their mothers, but not usually because they are a matter of national security.

During the Second World War, Ruth Bourne, from Birmingham, worked at the codebreaking base at Bletchley Park as one of the team helping Alan Turing crack the Germans’ Enigma code.

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Former Auschwitz guard to stand trial for murder of 300,000

By Josh Jackman, December 17, 2014

A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been ruled fit to stand trial next year on mass-murder charges.

Oskar Groening was employed at the concentration camp in occupied Poland in mid-1944, when 300,000 people were killed on arrival. His job was to send valuable possessions of the deceased to Germany.

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Lions maul neo-Nazi

December 11, 2014

A Spanish neo-Nazi activist was mauled by a pack of lions after jumping into their enclosure at Barcelona Zoo this week.

Justo José Mira Payá, a former police-officer-turned-right-wing-extremist, was leapt on by one of the animals and pushed into a pit, where he was bitten and dragged along the ground.

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Just a lecture? Or will Nazis invade suburbia?

December 4, 2014

The normally genteel Hampstead Garden Suburb is preparing for battle - over links to a German town once a hotbed of Nazism.

The Suburb, as it is affectionately known, was partly modelled on Rothenburg, a Bavarian town which became a bastion of Nazi sentiment during the Holocaust.

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust is supporting a lecture on Rothenburg's architecture at the Henrietta Barnett S

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Anger over ‘disturbing’ Nazi-style imagery in Nicki Minaj video

By Josh Jackman, November 10, 2014

World-famous rapper Nicki Minaj has been condemned for featuring Nazi-style imagery in her new video.

Ms Minaj, the most successful female rap artist in history, released an animated video for her song Only which features swastika-style flags, a gas mask with the word “chamber” over it and the rap star being saluted by troops wearing red armbands.

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Thieves steal Arbeit Macht Frei sign at Dachau

By Josh Jackman, November 3, 2014

Police in Germany are investigating the theft of the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign from the main gate at Dachau concentration camp.

A section of the wrought-iron sign, measuring 191cm by 94cm, was taken on Sunday night.

Security guards failed to spot the thieves, who had to scale another gate before getting to the sign.

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Austria restitution verdict 'grotesque'

By Toby Axelrod, October 31, 2014

The attorney for a Viennese Jew sentenced to jail for failing to mention other heirs to property confiscated by the Nazis has requested that the case be reheard.

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