Nazism

Hitler’s hair shame

March 27, 2014

Channel 4 long ago moved away from its original incarnation providing thoughtful, intelligent alternative TV programmes. Today it relies on tacky ratings bait. But even by its already low standards, its decision to hand over money to the notorious Holocaust denier, David Irving, for a supposed lock of Hitler’s hair represents a new low.

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German city moves to bulldoze Holocaust villa

By Toby Axelrod, March 20, 2014

Activists in the German city of Steinfurt near the Dutch border are protesting against plans to tear down what they call the “last witness to Jewish life in our district”.

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Germany opens door for neo-Nazis in EU election

By Toby Axelrod, March 20, 2014

A German Supreme Court ruling meant to protect democratic values has paved the way for extremist and anti-democratic parties to win seats in the May EU Parliament elections.

While parties still need to get 5 per cent of the vote to win seats in German legislative bodies, the court found in favour of groups who claim that the existing 3 per cent hurdle for the EU Parliament is anti-democratic.

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Boy London is making the wrong kind of statement

By Tamara Corin, March 6, 2014

Fashion and statement go hand in hand.

Nazi, fascist and extremist symbolism in fashion are unfortunately not new things, so it comes to no surprise that the latest brand to cause controversy amongst the fashion set is Boy London.

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Boy London fashion brand rejects concern over ‘Nazi’ logo

By Sandy Rashty, March 5, 2014

An international fashion label has dismissed concerns over the striking resemblance between its logo and the Nazi eagle symbol.

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Campaigner’s new hope over battle for looted art

By Marcus Dysch, February 27, 2014

When the news broke last October that a hoard of Nazi looted art had been recovered from a pensioner’s grimy Munich flat, the public response was one of astonishment.

But Anne Webber was not surprised. For her, the discovery was merely further confirmation of what she had long-known — that German authorities remain reluctant to tackle one of the key remaining legacies of the war.

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Sons of Nazis talk motives

By Sandy Rashty, February 20, 2014

Two sons of high-ranking Nazi officers spoke about their fathers’ role in the Holocaust in an interview with Jewish writer Philippe Sands at the Southbank Centre in London last week.

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Scottish councillor accused over 'Nazi salute'

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 13, 2014

A local councillor who allegedly made a Nazi salute and shouted “sieg heil” at a heated council meeting is to face a disciplinary hearing.

Robert Spears, who sits as part of an independent group on Falkirk council in Scotland, is said to have made the Nazi gesture last May during a debate on the way the council makes decisions.

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Aidan Burley to stand down as MP after Nazi stag-do controversy

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2014

A Conservative MP who hired a Nazi fancy-dress outfit for a stag-do has announced he will not stand for re-election.

Aidan Burley said in a statement released on Wednesday that he had decided to leave Parliament at next year’s general election after “a difficult time”.

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Probe over painting owned by Goering

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 31, 2014

The National Museum of Wales is investigating how one of its most important artworks once came to be in the possession of senior Nazi Hermann Goering.

The museum, which owns one of the UK’s most important art collections, is conducting special research into its 16th-century portrait of Welsh noblewoman Catrin of Berain, painted by Flemish artist Adriaen van Cronenburgh.

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