‘Devil’s Advocate’ who defended Nazis dies

By Sandy Rashty, August 16, 2013

A controversial lawyer who defended Nazis, Holocaust deniers and Palestinian terrorists has died.

French barrister Jacques Vergès, widely known as the ‘Devil’s Advocate’, defended pro-Palestinian terrorist Carlos the Jackal and Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie.


More Bauer magazines found glorifying Nazis

By Sandy Rashty, August 8, 2013

More evidence has emerged over the publication by Bauer Media Group of magazines that glorify the Nazis.

Last week the JC reported the concern of Holocaust groups and antisemitism watchdogs over Bauer’s continued defence of Der Landser, a German magazine that honours the SS.


How I bombed: Comic’s war jokes earn him a ban

By Sandy Rashty, August 1, 2013

An award-winning comedian has been banned from a comedy club after his use of Nazi images upset some members of the audience.


Court rules that Eichmann files must stay secret

By Toby Axelrod, July 2, 2013

A German Federal Administrative Court has rejected a journalist's application to see uncensored files relating to the post-war whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann, a chief organizer of the Nazi genocide against the Jews.

The Bild Zeitung newspaper may decide to appeal against the decision to Germany's Supreme Court.


Billionaire trader who funded Mossad buried in Israel

By Alan Montague, June 27, 2013

Glencore founder Marc Rich, one of the most successful commodities traders of all time, has died aged 79.

Mr Rich, who made his estimated fortune of £1 .5 billion partly through selling oil to embargoed nations – most controversially to Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis – was flown from his home in Switzerland to be buried at the Kibbutz Einat cemetery, near Petah Tikvah.


ADL revokes honour for ‘righteous gentile’ who helped Mussolini

By Josh Jackman, June 21, 2013

The Anti-Defamation League has announced that one of the annual awards it gives for leadership in the fight against extremism will no longer be named after discredited righteous gentile Giovanni Palatucci.


Heroine’s diary goes on Twitter

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 13, 2013

The secret diary of a college lecturer who helped in the operation smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied France is being published on Twitter.

For 40 years, Madeleine Blaess kept tight-lipped about her time as a student trapped in wartime Paris.


Recovered diary by Hitler's aide sheds light on the Third Reich

By Zoe Winograd, June 11, 2013

A lost diary written by one of Hitler’s closest aides has been found in America.

The document, which disappeared after the Nuremberg trials in 1946, was written by Alfred Rosenberg, who was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity.


Heroine who turned a zoo into a refuge from the Nazis

By Jennifer Lipman, June 7, 2013

The extraordinary story of a Holocaust heroine who saved Jews from the Nazis by hiding them in animal cages at Warsaw Zoo, has been published in Britain for the first time.

Diane Ackerman's bestselling book describes how Antonina Zabinski and her husband Jan - a keeper at the zoo - risked their lives to protect more than 300 people.


Two men in Nazi uniform ejected from Lancashire heritage event

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 30, 2013

Two men wearing Nazi uniform were ejected from a wartime-themed bank holiday event after organisers pledged to crack down on displays of Nazi regalia.

East Lancashire Railway (ELR) had barred enthusiasts attending its annual 1940s family fun day from wearing Germany military costume after complaints from Holocaust survivors and MPs.