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Stories with subject: Nazism
  • Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92 
    Updated: Feb-14-16 7:04 am

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92.

  • Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant's trial story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 9:18 am

    DETMOLD, Germany - Three Holocaust survivors testified Friday about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz the death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

  • Controversy in Austria over criticism of Nazi camp inmates 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 11:48 am

    VIENNA - The senior party in Austria's government coalition is suggesting that an official in its partner party be removed for indirectly backing an article describing some Nazi concentration camp inmates as a "scourge."

  • Jewish group condemns far-right WWII remembrance in Hungary 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 3:57 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned a far-right commemoration in Hungary of a World War II battle in which speakers lauded a wartime pro-Nazi Hungarian leader.

  • Officials want to honor World War II soldier from Knoxville 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 2:00 pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War II.

  • Calif. attorney joins effort to recover Nazi-looted painting 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 7:07 pm

    LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a Jewish woman forced to hand it over to the Nazis during the Holocaust.

  • Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:25 am

    TOKYO - As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika?

  • Holocaust victims honored 71 years after Auschwitz liberated story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 12:20 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human suffering inflicted by Nazi Germany during World War II.

  • Israel displays Eichmann's recently discovered pardon plea 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 7:50 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's president is displaying a recently discovered pardon plea submitted by Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann shortly before his execution.

  • Slovakia opens Holocaust museum in former Nazi camp 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 11:55 am

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's president and prime minister have opened the country's first Holocaust museum at a site of a former Nazi labor and concentration camp.

  • Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 8:05 am

    JERUSALEM - Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.

  • White supremacist pleads guilty to federal gun, drug charges 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 4:41 am

    RUTLAND, Vermont - A 55-year-old lieutenant in the Aryan Brotherhood white supremacist gang has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges.

  • Holocaust Museum honoring man who rescued children 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 3:16 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is honoring a man who helped rescue more than 600 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.

  • Publisher George Weidenfeld dies in London at 96 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 11:53 am

    LONDON - Publisher and philanthropist George Weidenfeld, who in his later years devoted himself to improving understanding between faiths and peoples, died Wednesday in London at 96.

  • High court rejects appeal over Picasso painting 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 10:08 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from descendants of famed composer Felix Mendelssohn who want German officials to return a Pablo Picasso painting that was subject to forced transfer under the Nazi regime.

  • 95-year-old being tried in Germany on Auschwitz allegations 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 9:03 am

    BERLIN - A German court says a 95-year-old man will go on trial next month on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly serving in the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.

  • Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang associate sentenced 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 6:13 pm

    TULSA, Oklahoma - A 41-year old associate of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for violence committed in aid of racketeering.