Nazism

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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Ben Carson claims gun ownership could have saved more Jews from the Holocaust

By Josh Jackman, October 9, 2015

A Republican presidential candidate has been condemned for saying that Holocaust victims might have stopped the genocide if they had been armed.

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Croatia football team employs former player who led Nazi chant

By Josh Jackman, September 22, 2015

The Croatian national football team has hired an assistant who was previously banned for 10 games after leading fans in a Nazi chant.

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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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