Nazism

Tories reject fresh claims over MP Aidan Burley's 'Nazi stag party' role

By Marcus Dysch, January 30, 2014

A Conservative MP who bought a Nazi fancy-dress outfit for a stag-do will not face any further investigation by his party despite fresh media claims that he misled an inquiry.

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Gurlitt suggests he may return looted art

By Marcus Dysch, January 28, 2014

The reclusive German pensioner accused of hoarding more than 1,400 pieces of art thought to have been looted by the Nazis is reportedly willing to return items to the heirs of their original owners.

Cornelius Gurlitt had said he intended to keep the paintings discovered at his Munich flat after details of the haul were revealed last November.

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V&A releases record of art confiscated by the Nazis

By Rosa Doherty, January 23, 2014

The Victoria and Albert museum is to make public a definitive list of “degenerate” art confiscated by the Nazis.

The inventory contains details of 16,558 works taken by the regime from museums and art galleries in Germany during 1937 and 1938.

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Nazi stag-do MP keeps Tory whip

By Marcus Dysch, January 23, 2014

A “stupid and naïve” Conservative MP will keep the party whip despite an internal Tory report accepting he bought an SS fancy dress outfit and organised a Nazi-themed stag-do.

The exact details of Aidan Burley's level of involvement in the revelry had been unclear since the event at a French ski resort in 2011.

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Tory MP Aidan Burley 'offensive and stupid' over Nazi stag do

By Marcus Dysch, January 22, 2014

An MP who took part in a Nazi-themed stag party organised the event and bought an SS fancy dress uniform, a Conservative Party report has confirmed.

The exact details of Aidan Burley's level of involvement in the party had been unclear since it took place in France at the end of 2011.

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City using my Nazi-looted property, says Shoah heir

By Toby Axelrod, January 17, 2014

A Jewish heir to properties on the edge of former East Berlin has taken his fight to Germany’s Supreme Court.

Peter Sonnenthal, 59, has been trying for more than two decades to have land in the city of Teltow returned to his family. But even when some of it was returned, he was not allowed to make use of it.

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Meryl Streep labels Walt Disney an antisemite

By Sandy Rashty, January 9, 2014

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has described Walt Disney as a “hideous antisemite” during a speech at a New York award ceremony this week.

Ms Streep, who starred in The Iron Lady and Mamma Mia!, told guests at the National Board of Review dinner that the Hollywood mogul was part of an antisemitic lobby group - the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals.

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‘Looted art’ found hanging in Bundestag

By Daniel Easterman, December 31, 2013

Two paintings stolen by the Nazis have been found hanging inside Germany’s parliament building, according to research provided by an art historian.

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Questions raised over Tory MP’s role in Nazi-uniform stag party

By Marcus Dysch, December 23, 2013

A Conservative MP’s role in a Nazi-themed stag night has been questioned again after new evidence about the party was heard in a French court.

Aidan Burley offered an “unreserved, wholehearted and fulsome apology” after taking part in the event at a French ski resort two years ago.

The session included party-goers and friends of the MP dressing up as

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Germany revisits hundreds of violent neo-Nazi crimes

By Toby Axelrod, December 12, 2013

Germany plans to examine 746 violent crimes committed between 1990 and 2011 for possible connections to far-right extremists. The crimes in question had 849 victims.

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