Nazism

Civilisation beyond the Church

By Oliver Kamm, February 15, 2013

It is particularly difficult for a Pope that comes from Germany to come here,” said Benedict XVI at Auschwitz in 2006. This was surely true.

But the Pope, who resigned this week, might have mentioned, too, the difficulties for the Roman Catholic Church in confronting its own historical contribution to the hatreds that fuelled the Holocaust.

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Top police commissioner resigns after 'Nazism' retweet

By Sandy Rashty, February 13, 2013

A deputy police and crime commissioner has resigned after sending a Tweet that appeared to compare political opponents to Nazis.

Rachel Frosh, who began work in the role in Hertfordshire last December, retweeted a message which stated: “Dear #Socialists, embrace your inner #Nazism” earlier this month.

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Greek Nazi party goes to Nuremberg

By Anna Sheinman and Ray Filar, February 7, 2013

The Greek neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, is believed to have set up a cell in Nuremberg, the German city that gave its name to the Nazis’ antisemitic Nuremberg Laws.

A Bavarian office for the protection of the constitution told the Guardian that Golden Dawn was also cultivating a “network of neo-Nazi contacts” in the federal state. This was denied by the Greek party.

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Huddersfield Town fan banned for Nazi salute

By Jennifer Lipman, February 1, 2013

A football fan has been banned from attending all football matches in England for the next three years after making a Nazi salute during a Championship game.

Gareth Smith, a Huddersfield Town supporter, was handed the ban by the courts on Thursday after being photographed making the gesture at a match in December.

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Jewish survivor writes memoir on being Hitler’s neighbour

By Sandy Rashty, January 3, 2013

A Second World War survivor has written a memoir about his notorious former neighbour – Adolf Hitler.

Munich-born Edgar Feuchtwanger, who has co-written “My Neighbour Hitler: memories of a Jewish child” with French journalist Bertil Scali, recalls his childhood under Nazi rule – from meeting the dictator face-to-face to experiencing antisemitic persecution.

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The Eden declaration 70 years on, with the Wiener Library and the Guardian

By Anna Sheinman, December 13, 2012

Seventy years ago this week, on December 17 1942, Sir Anthony Eden stood in Parliament and read a declaration in the name of the "United Nations" (which did not yet exist), denouncing the “bestial policy of cold-blooded extermination” of Jews in German-occupied Europe.

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Protest against Nazi Germany delivered 74 years late

By Sarah Pilchick, December 12, 2012

A petition against the Nazis’ “cruel treatment” of the Jews has finally been delivered to the German consulate in Australia – 74 years after it was meant to be presented.

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Polish film tells truth on home made massacre

By Nissan Tzur Krakow, November 22, 2012

A Polish film documenting crimes committed by Poles against their Jewish neighbours has provoked strong reactions in the country.

The movie, Aftermath, written and directed by Polish director Wladyslaw Pasikowski, is based on the events surrounding the Jedwabne massacre in July 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland.

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How Nazi Germany lost its nuclear edge

By Gordon Fraser, October 25, 2012

It was no accident that the atomic bomb and the Holocaust came about at the same time. When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, neither was on anybody's agenda. Nor was the intention to systematically kill Jews - that would come later. Instead, the top item on the Nazi master-plan was to rid German culture of perceived pollution. Artists were to be asked to sign an oath of loyalty.

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Football fan 'let off' for Nazi salute

By Marcus Dysch, October 19, 2012

An anti-racism group has condemned a Premier League football club for the punishment imposed on a fan who made Nazi salutes at a match.

The 39-year-old supporter was arrested on suspicion of racial and religious harassment the day after the clash with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park in August.

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