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Stories with subject: Nazism
  • Israeli archive: Nazi mastermind saw wife before execution 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 3:52 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's state archive says Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann was allowed to see his wife shortly before his 1962 execution.

  • Jewish violinist finishes father's piece that Nazis broke up 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 3:01 am

    RAANANA, Israel - In 1933, the promising young Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker left the stage midway through a Brahms concerto in Cologne at the behest of Nazi officials, in one of the first anti-Semitic acts of the new regime.

  • Austrian newspaper prints Nazi death notice, apologizes 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 10:40 am

    VIENNA - A major Austrian newspaper has apologized for printing a death notice that carried the Nazi elite troop rank of the deceased.

  • Wrestling promoter led double life as informant 
    Updated: May-31-15 11:44 am

    MEDFORD, Oregon - Sitting in the living room of his home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Rico Valentino listened as two white supremacists hatched a scheme. What was needed, they said, was a smaller group, a specific target and a specific plan. A bomb.

  • Watchdog says ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security story has photos
    Updated: May-31-15 1:32 am

    WASHINGTON - In a forthcoming report triggered by an Associated Press investigation, the top watchdog at the Social Security Administration found the agency paid $20.2 million in benefits to more than 130 suspected Nazi war criminals, SS guards, and others who may have participated in the Third Reich's atrocities during World War II.

  • Myanmar rejects 'unbalanced' Rohingya remarks in Oslo 
    Updated: May-30-15 11:16 pm

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar rejected as unbalanced comments made by several Nobel Peace Prize winners calling for an end to the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

  • Czechs remember ethnic Germans who died in postwar expulsion 
    Updated: May-30-15 12:17 pm

    BRNO, Czech Republic - In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs participated on Saturday in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 ethnic Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.

  • Once targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter 
    Updated: May-29-15 5:08 pm

    Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect.

  • Correction: Norway-Myanmar-Rohingya story 
    Updated: May-29-15 5:59 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - In a story May 28 about Nobel Peace Prize winners calling for an end to persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the appeal came at the end of a three-day conference organized by the Norwegian Burma Committee. There were two conferences over the three days, one organized by a coalition of international groups and the other by the Norwegian Burma Committee. The appeal by the Nobel Peace Prize winners was made Tuesday during the conference organized by the international groups, but not announced until they put out a statement Thursday.

  • Israel begins honoring long-overlooked Jewish WWII veterans 
    Updated: May-29-15 3:14 am

    JERUSALEM - As a proud patriot, Brooklyn-born Dan Nadel enlisted in the U.S. army right after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But there was another force driving him to battle - his Jewish faith.

  • Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec 
    Updated: May-28-15 7:42 pm

    MONTREAL - Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.

  • Germany shelves investigation of man in wartime massacre 
    Updated: May-28-15 9:41 am

    BERLIN - German prosecutors say they've shelved their investigation of a 93-year-old former SS officer suspected of being part of a wartime massacre of civilians in Italy because he's no longer fit to stand trial.

  • Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 1:19 pm

    PARIS - France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism.

  • Romanian mayor arrested for bribes, quits ruling party 
    Updated: May-27-15 6:55 am

    BUCHAREST, Romania - A former Romanian mayor who once dressed in a Nazi uniform at a fashion show has quit the ruling party weeks after he was arrested and charged with taking bribes.

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya story has photos
    Updated: May-26-15 1:21 pm

    YANGON, Myanmar - An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy.

  • Dutch prime minister thanks American liberators 
    Updated: May-24-15 11:20 am

    MARGRATEN, Netherlands - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid tribute Sunday at a Memorial Day ceremony to U.S. troops who fought and died liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation in World War II, while NATO's supreme commander said the fight to defend freedom continues to this day.

  • Marker commemorating Greensboro Massacre to be dedicated 
    Updated: May-23-15 3:28 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Clearly, the deaths of five communists in November 1979 in a housing project in Greensboro were a tragedy. But beyond that, what word best describes those deaths?

  • Once expelled by France, Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality 
    Updated: May-23-15 2:17 pm

    PARIS - German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit has been granted French citizenship nearly a half century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising.

  • Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale 
    Updated: May-22-15 11:56 am

    LONDON - A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.

  • Czech reality show lets family experience Nazi occupation 
    Updated: May-22-15 11:20 am

    PRAGUE - A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II.

  • Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 8:44 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week.

  • Dunkirk marks 75 years since massive Allied rescue mission 
    Updated: May-22-15 6:23 am

    DUNKIRK, France - Veterans and European officials are marking 75 years since a huge operation to evacuate 338,000 troops trapped by advancing Nazi troops from the shores of Dunkirk in northern France, one of the most dramatic moments in British military history.

  • German lawmakers agree to symbolic payments to Soviet POWs 
    Updated: May-20-15 1:03 pm

    BERLIN - German lawmakers have agreed to make symbolic payments to former Soviet prisoners of war in acknowledgement of their suffering at the hands of the Nazis.

  • German black market art probe finds 2 Hitler horse statues 
    Updated: May-20-15 12:11 pm

    BERLIN - A German investigation into black market art has recovered two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's grand chancellery building in Berlin as well as other Nazi-era pieces that had been lost for decades.

  • Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 1:16 pm

    VILNIUS, Lithuania - Giedrius Sakalauskas always thought there was something strange about the graffiti-sprayed, bunker-like structure in a leafy area outside the center of Vilnius.