Nazism

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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Neo-Nazi group is banned

By Toby Axelrod, September 27, 2011

Germany's decision to ban one of the country's largest neo-Nazi organisations has been welcomed by Jewish leaders and Holocaust survivors, who hope for further crackdowns on the far-right.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said Wednesday that HNG - "national organisation for political prisoners and their relatives" - purports to help criminals become productive members of society, b

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Reunification fuelled the neo-Nazi fire

By Liam Hoare, September 22, 2011

Jamel represents the failings of German reunification writ large. A hamlet in the German Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, it is a neo-Nazi settlement where people Hitler salute in the street.

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Hugo Boss: 'regret' for Holocaust record

By Jennifer Lipman, September 22, 2011

The fashion company Hugo Boss has apologised for its wartime record following the publication of a book revealing new details of its Nazi past.

According to the book the German design firm, founded in 1924, took advantage of the Nazi campaign by using forced labour in its factory.

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Nazi accomplice loses US deportation appeal

By Jennifer Lipman, September 21, 2011

A US judge has upheld a deportation order for a man described as an "indispensable" part of the Nazi campaign in the Ukraine.

John Kalymon was found to have voluntarily served in the Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian Auxiliary Police for three years during the Holocaust.

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