Nazism

Turkish students 'only joking' over Nazi salute at concentration camp

By Charlotte Oliver, October 15, 2013

Two students from Turkey who greeted a group of Israeli students at the Majdanek concentration camp with a Nazi salute say they were “making a joke”.

Named in reports as Mehmet A., aged 21, and Mesut T., 24, the pair were arrested in Poland last week after greeting the Israeli group with Nazi gestures and shouting “Heil Hitler”.

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Head of Greek neo-Nazi party jailed

By Charlotte Oliver, October 3, 2013

The head of Greece’s extreme-right Golden Dawn party was jailed this morning in Athens, charged with running his party as a criminal organisation.

Nikos Michaloliakos and five of his party leaders were arrested on Saturday in a national crackdown that also saw 14 Golden Dawn party members and two police sympathisers targeted. Police say more arrests will follow.

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Ed Miliband attacks Daily’s Mail’s “smear” against his father

By Charlotte Oliver, October 1, 2013

Ed Miliband has accused the Daily Mail of a “character assassination” against his father in an impassioned article that he has written in today’s edition of the paper.

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Nazi-hunters welcome charges against Auschwitz cook

By Charlotte Oliver, September 30, 2013

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has welcomed the prosecution of a 93-year-old man in Germany for being an accessory to murder at the Auschwitz death camp.

Hans Lipschis was arrested in May as part of Germany’s final drive to bring living Nazi war criminals to justice. He has been charged in connection with more than 10,000 deaths at Auschwitz between October 1941 and January 1945.

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Bundestag votes to probe failings over neo-Nazi cell

By Bernard Josephs, August 29, 2013

A parliamentary inquiry has begun in Berlin following a series of racism-motivated murders carried out by a neo-Nazi cell which has been active for almost ten years.

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The Dakota town facing a Nazi buyout

By Nathalie Rothschild, August 29, 2013

A neo-Nazi man has been buying abandoned property in Leith, a town of 19 in North Dakota, in order to turn it into an all-white enclave where residents would be required to fly “racialist banners”.

Craig Cobb, 61, plans to rename the tiny town “Cobbsville”, according to the Southern Poverty Law Centre, a civil rights law firm.

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The Book Thief

By Zoe Winograd, August 23, 2013
An early peak at the film adaptation of Markus Zusak's best selling novel, The Book Thief. In the film, Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson play the central characters who hide a Jewish man from the Nazis during the Second World War. Published in 2006, The Book Thief was listed on the The New York Times best seller list for over 230 weeks.

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‘Devil’s Advocate’ who defended Nazis dies

By Sandy Rashty, August 16, 2013

A controversial lawyer who defended Nazis, Holocaust deniers and Palestinian terrorists has died.

French barrister Jacques Vergès, widely known as the ‘Devil’s Advocate’, defended pro-Palestinian terrorist Carlos the Jackal and Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie.

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More Bauer magazines found glorifying Nazis

By Sandy Rashty, August 8, 2013

More evidence has emerged over the publication by Bauer Media Group of magazines that glorify the Nazis.

Last week the JC reported the concern of Holocaust groups and antisemitism watchdogs over Bauer’s continued defence of Der Landser, a German magazine that honours the SS.

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How I bombed: Comic’s war jokes earn him a ban

By Sandy Rashty, August 1, 2013

An award-winning comedian has been banned from a comedy club after his use of Nazi images upset some members of the audience.

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