Nazism

German documents show Goebbels link to Nazi stolen art scandal

By Daniel Easterman, November 11, 2013

Official German government documents have revealed that Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, had close dealings with the father of the man responsible for hoarding 1,406 pieces of stolen Jewish art.

According to German newspaper, Bild, the documents show that Goebbels sold 200 works of art to Hildebrand Gurlitt for only 4,000 Swiss francs (about £2,700).

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How Kristallnacht actually saved lives

By Fred Barschak, November 9, 2013

On November 9 1938, a Wednesday, at the age of seven years and eight months, I was standing at my bedroom window looking across the street where, some 25 yards away, the synagogue, the famous Schiffschul, was burning. Unknown to me, so were
22 other synagogues and some 60 shtiebls in Vienna alone.

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Nazi is buried among Jewish graves in Berlin

By Toby Axelrod, November 7, 2013

Historians suspected for years that the brutal Gestapo head Heinrich Müller was buried in a mass grave at one of Berlin’s Jewish cemeteries. Now, they have documentary evidence.

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Anger over Berlusconi’s Nazi comparison

By Rosa Doherty, November 7, 2013

Silvio Berlusconi has sparked anger by comparing his legal travails to Jewish suffering under the Nazi regime.

In an interview with Italian journalist Bruno Vespa, which was reported by the BBC, the former Italian prime minister said his children “feel like the families of Jews under Hitler’s regime”.

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Looted Nazi art: Germany’s ‘conspiracy of silence’

By Marcus Dysch, November 7, 2013

Restitution experts have condemned the German authorities’ handling of the discovery of a hoard of Nazi-looted artwork in a Munich flat.

Investigators faced a furious backlash after they admitted the haul of almost 1,400 paintings had been found two years ago and kept secret until a German magazine reported the case last weekend.

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Halloween party reveller turns up as Nazi

By Daniel Easterman, November 7, 2013

Halloween turned out to be more frightful than expected for a group of London clubbers.

Andy Levy, a Community Security Trust volunteer, was partying with his fiancee and 10 friends, at the Vaults venue in central London, when he spotted a guest dressed in full Nazi uniform.

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Nazi-looted art revealed in Munich

By Marcus Dysch, November 5, 2013

Dozens of previously unseen artworks were among the hundreds of Nazi-looted pieces discovered in Germany, it has been revealed.

German authorities displayed paintings by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and other renowned artists during a press conference in Munich on Tuesday morning.

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eBay issues apology for Nazi memorabilia sold on its site

By Charlotte Oliver, November 4, 2013

Online auction site eBay issued an apology yesterday, after it was revealed that its users were trading Nazi Holocaust memorabilia.

Among the offensive items uncovered by the Mail on Sunday were yellow Star of David armbands, shoes thought to have belonged to concentration camp victims, and an Auschwitz prisoner uniform.

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Man dressed as Nazi thrown out of Asda

By Charlotte Oliver, November 1, 2013

A man was thrown out of Asda in Cambridge yesterday after browsing the aisles dressed in full Nazi uniform.

Horrified shoppers spotted Paul Dutton, 48, wandering around in a black SS uniform with a cap and red armband and alerted the store manager, who asked him to leave.

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World ignores Gypsy plight, says refugee from Nazis

By Simon Rocker, October 31, 2013

A refugee from Nazi Germany who is a regular speaker in schools has published a book for children to counter prejudice against Gypsies.

Ruth Barnett, who came here on the Kindertransport from Berlin at the age of four in 1939, draws parallels between the Jewish and Gypsy experience in Jews and Gypsies, Myths and Realities.

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