Greek Jews: Golden Dawn vote 'serious blow' to democracy

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2012

Members of the Greek Jewish community have expressed alarm following the election of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party to the country's parliament on the weekend.

In a statement, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece described the inclusion of 21 members of the party as a "serious blow" to Greek democracy.


Teacher accused over 'Nazi' jibe during history lesson

By Sandy Rashty, May 2, 2012

An American teacher was arrested earlier this week after being accused of hauling a student across the classroom and shrieking "this is what the Nazis do to Jews".

Police in South Carolina have confirmed that Patricia Mulholland pulled the 12 year old schoolboy to the floor by his collar during a history lesson. She was also said to have shouted "burn Jew" at the pupil.


Urban Outfitters criticised for selling yellow star T-shirt

By Jennifer Lipman, April 23, 2012

The American fashion company Urban Outfitters has been criticised by for selling a yellow T-shirt emblazoned with a logo in the shape of a star of David. Critics have argued that the design evokes the Holocaust-era labels the Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis.


Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk dies a free man

By Jennifer Lipman, March 17, 2012

A man sentenced to five years in jail last May for his role in the mass murder of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 91.

John Demjanjuk was convicted of being an accessory to the deaths of more than 28,000 people while he was a guard at Sobibor concentration camp.


Swastikas anger MPs

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2012

The desecration of a war memorial involving Nazi graffiti has been condemned by MPs.

Vandals drew swastikas and comments praising the Nazis on the British Thomson Houston memorial in Rugby, Warwickshire.


Le Pen fine over Nazi 'blunder'

By Michel Zlotowski, February 23, 2012

Last week the Paris Court of Appeal handed an 83-year-old Jean-Marie Le Pen a three-month suspended sentence and a 10,000 euro (£8,300) fine for minimising Nazi crimes during the occupation of France.

In 2005, Le Pen, then president of the extreme-right wing Front National, said: "The German occupation had not been especially inhuman, even if some blunders occurred, unavoidable in a 550,000 sq


UK courts fail to block fake website

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2012

The UK's courts service has admitted it is "powerless" to challenge a copycat website that features a swastika in its logo and accuses the UK judiciary of behaving "like a bunch of fascists".

A spokesman for Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service made it clear that a website, "" was not associated with them, despite containing links to official sites and having been des


Aidan Burley in hot water again

February 16, 2012

French prosecutors announced on Wednesday that they had opened a formal investigation into a Nazi-themed stag party.


Protests force end to Nazi surgical tools sale

By Jessica Elgot, February 9, 2012

"Ghoulish" surgical tools belonging to a Nazi war criminal have been withdrawn from auction in Cornwall this weekend, after a furious series of protests to the auctioneers.

The hacksaw and scalpels, engraved with the name Anton Burger - SS commandant of the Theresienstadt ghetto - are set in a velvet-lined wooden box.


Nazi defender pulls out of SOAS lecture

By Jessica Elgot, February 2, 2012

A controversial lawyer who made his name defending Nazis, Holocaust deniers and Palestinian terrorists, has pulled out of a talk at SOAS tomorrow.