Nazism

Aidan Burley absent from Conservative Friends of Israel lunch

By Jennifer Lipman, December 12, 2011

An MP whose involvement in a recent "Nazi-themed" stag party was revealed in the weekend papers was absent from a Conservative Friends of Israel lunch event today.

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Neo-Nazi Monopoly: Pass the swastika, collect £200

By Jennifer Lipman, December 6, 2011

A Holocaust survivors' group has reacted with horror at the emergence of a neo-Nazi version of the popular board game, Monopoly.

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Berlin: antisemitism 'mainstream'

By Toby Axelrod, November 17, 2011

Germany urgently needs to focus on fighting antisemitism in "dominant" sections of society, according to a government report.

The report, delivered to the Bundestag last week, showed that while far-right, far-left and Islamist extremists are responsible for the majority of Jew-hatred, there is a deeper layer of antisemitism simmering in the country at large.

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Israeli neo-Nazi sentenced in 'horrifying' case

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2011

The leader of an Israeli neo-Nazi group has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail.

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Mossad hunt for Eichmann to be made into film

By Jennifer Lipman, November 2, 2011

The story of the hunt for Nazi war criminal and fugitive Adolf Eichmann is to be made into a film.

Jewish filmmaker Brett Ratner is set to direct the thriller Hunting Eichmann, which will follow the Israeli agents who successfully captured the Nazi while he was hiding in Argentina.

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Halloween play cancelled - Nazi references 'inappropriate'

By Jessica Elgot, October 27, 2011

A playwright has cancelled his Halloween ghost tours performances, which have parts set during the Second World War, because the body that commissioned the work, English Heritage, did not want him to focus on the Nazis or Jews.

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Campaign to locate last Nazis

By Toby Axelrod, October 11, 2011

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre is to join up with German prosecutors to track down the last living Nazi war criminals.

Efraim Zuroff, the chief Nazi hunter for the Wiesenthal Centre, said that the campaign will be launched in Berlin this autumn.

The announcement comes following meetings in August between Mr Zuroff and German investigator Kurt Schrimm, head of the state agency dedicated to the i

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Nazi row prompts Von Trier to 'refrain' from public statements

By Jennifer Lipman, October 5, 2011

The filmmaker Lars Von Trier has announced that he is retiring from public life.

The eccentric Danish director caused controversy in May when he told reporters at a press conference for his film Melancholia that he understood Adolf Hitler.

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BMW owners acknowledge Holocaust record

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2011

The owner of the car company BMW have admitted that they used forced labour during the Holocaust.

The German company, founded in 1916, produced arms, including rifles and U-boat batteries, for the Nazis during the war years and around 50,000 of its factory workers were slave labourers.

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Thai school holds 'disgraceful' Nazi parade

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2011

A Jewish human rights group has condemned a Thai school for holding a Nazi-themed parade.

The Sacred Heart Preparatory School in the northern city of Chiang Mai recently held a Nazi-themed rally; Thailand's second such event in four years. The Sacred Heart parade featured students making Nazi salutes, holding flags with the swastika logo on and people wearing SS or Adolf Hitler costumes.

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