Nazism

Global petition castigates Lithuania

By Dan Goldberg, June 30, 2011

Lord Janner is among 24 eminent Jews who have fiercely criticised the Lithuanian government for celebrating the 70th anniversary of a provisional administration which undertook the "humiliation, harm, plunder and murder" of Jews in 1941.

In a petition emailed to ministers last Thursday, the signatories hit out at the Lithuanian government's "double genocide" campaign, which "distorts, obfuscate

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Himmler daughter's Nazi charity

By Toby Axelrod, June 30, 2011

They're old and their world is fading, but for old Nazis still running from justice, someone is out there to help them.

"Stille Hilfe" - or "Silent Aid" - has existed since 1951, helping accused Nazi war criminals find refuge, avoid extradition, get a lawyer or pay for an old age home.

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EDL Jewish division leader Roberta Moore quits

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2011

The hardline activist at the forefront of the "Jewish Division" of the extreme right-wing English Defence League has announced that she does not wish to be a part of it any longer because of Nazi elements within it.

Roberta Moore, who has led the Jewish Division since it was launched more than a year ago, was accused earlier this month of being a divisive figure in the EDL.

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Nazi Joseph Goebbels' Berlin home for sale

By Jennifer Lipman, June 22, 2011

House-hunters looking for a home abroad with lakeside views, greenery and plenty of space could be in luck – if they don't mind buying a property previously owned by Adolf Hitler's right-hand man.

A German company is hoping to attract buyers for a house near Berlin which was occupied for seven years by Hitler's propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels.

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Lithuania Holocaust restitution 'step towards justice'

By Jennifer Lipman, June 22, 2011

Lithuania will pay more than £32 million in compensation for assets that the Nazis stole from the Jews during the Holocaust.

The agreement, backed by a majority of the Lithuanian parliament at a vote on Tuesday, has been sought for years by Jewish organisations. The US state department praised it as "an important step towards historical justice and reconciliation".

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Nazi tattoo - where's the arm in that?

By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2011

A politician who claimed to be unaware of the significance of the Nazi slogan tattooed on his arm has quit.

Gerry Leitmann said he would leave the Ebenthal municipal council in southern Austria after the controversy over his body art erupted last month.

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Bury re-enactment: still there were Nazis

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 2, 2011

A Holocaust survivor said she was "burning inside" after Nazi impersonators wore SS uniforms in front of hundreds of people at a wartime re-enactment event last weekend.

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On this day: the Farhud pogrom

By Jennifer Lipman, May 27, 2011

At the same time as European Jews were being marched off to the concentration camps, the historic community of Baghdad was suffering at the hands of a pro-Hitler regime.

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Hotel holds prison parties at former Nazi jail

By Jennifer Lipman, May 26, 2011

Tourists are being offered the chance to experience life as a prisoner at a hotel on the site of a former Nazi jail.

For a bargain £38, visitors to the four-star Hotel Stadt in the German town of Hameln can attend special "Prussian prison parties".

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Nazis had barking mad talking dog plan

By Jennifer Lipman, May 25, 2011

The Nazis hoped to develop an army of talking canines, according to an academic at Cardiff University who has written a book on the subject.

Dr Jan Bondeson claims that the Nazis believed dogs possessed almost human intelligence and created a "school" to develop their communication skills. Adolf Hitler and other senior officials were known for their love of dogs.

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