Nazism

Diplomat who faced down the Gestapo

By Simon Rocker, October 24, 2013

Were it not for him, Baroness Rabbi Julia Neuberger might not have been born, nor Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, nor thousands of other British Jews.

The name of Robert Smallbones will be unfamiliar to many. For only now has the British diplomat finally begun to receive recognition for his efforts to pluck Jews out of Nazi Germany.

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Nazi past of kosher cake firm Dr Oetker

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 24, 2013

Kosher consumers are considering ditching a popular brand of baking product after it was revealed the company’s founders were Nazis linked to Hitler.

German firm Dr Oetker produces home baking ingredients sold in Britain under the supervision of the Manchester Beth Din.

The products are used in thousands of kosher homes.

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What Erich Priebke teaches us about evil

By David Aaronovitch, October 24, 2013

The other day, I met a Jew who was upset. Since I work for The Times and his argument was with The Times, he was a little upset with me, though he was as courteous as a Lord Lieutenant at a royal garden party. His issue was this: should we have carried, in our obituaries section, a piece on the life of Erich Priebke, the Gestapo officer, who died last week aged 100? He thought not.

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British Museum compensates family for painting stolen by the Nazis

By Charlotte Oliver, October 17, 2013

The British Museum has agreed to pay the family of a Jewish art lover whose collection was looted by the Nazis in March 1939.

The claim was made by Uri Peled, after proving that the museum-owned medieval German drawing “Young Couple in a Landscape” had originally belonged to his grandfather, Arthur Feldmann.

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Funeral cancelled for Nazi war criminal

By Charlotte Oliver, October 17, 2013

The funeral of a Nazi war criminal was cancelled at the last minute in Italy this week after protesters broke into the compound where the ceremony was taking place.

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Hundreds protest at funeral of Nazi war criminal

By Charlotte Oliver, October 16, 2013

The funeral of a Nazi war criminal was cancelled at the last minute in Italy yesterday, after protesters broke into the compound where the ceremony was taking place.

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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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