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Stories with subject: Nazism
  • Correction: Great Escape anniversary story 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:07 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - In a story from March 25, 2014, about a 1944 escape of Allied airmen from a Nazi prisoner camp, The Associated Press erroneously reported the nationality of one of the survivors. He was Dutch, not Danish.

  • Thieves steal flag at former school, fly Nazi flag instead 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:08 am

    NEW PARIS, Pennsylvania - State police are trying to figure out who stole an American flag flying outside a former Pennsylvania elementary school and replaced it with a Nazi swastika banner.

  • Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:10 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.

  • Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:58 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.

  • Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:55 am

    MONACO - In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps - seven decades after police rounded up scores of people from the seaside principality, including those who had sought refuge from the Holocaust in what they thought was a safe and neutral land.

  • Merkel to visit refugee shelter attacked by neo-Nazi mob story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:14 am

    BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit a refugee shelter at the center of recent riots by neo-Nazis, an official said Tuesday, as German leaders seek to address a spate of violence that has accompanied a surge in migrants this year.

  • Polish president makes 1st trip abroad to Estonia 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 1:22 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new president has called for NATO to move troops to its eastern flank during his first trip abroad, to Estonia, bringing a message of solidarity to a region nervous about Russian ambitions.

  • Israel urges UN to investigate official for misconduct 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 12:07 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Israel's ambassador is urging the U.N.'s internal watchdog to investigate the head of a U.N. agency for misconduct, accusing her of "modern day anti-Semitism." Last year, he tried unsuccessfully to get Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to suspend Rima Khalaf.

  • Neo-Nazis shut out of Austrian academy that rejected Hitler 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 7:31 am

    VIENNA - Hungarian neo-Nazis hoping to visit the Austrian art academy that rejected Hitler more than a century ago received the same response Thursday- no admittance.

  • Far-right opponents' barn burns down in Germany 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 3:31 am

    BERLIN - A barn belonging to a couple in a northern German village who have been outspoken opponents of local neo-Nazis has burned down in what police say appears to be a case of arson.

  • 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.

  • The politics of time: why countries switch time zones 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 10:16 am

    North Korean officials announced Friday that the country is creating its own time zone, moving back 30 minutes on Aug. 15. The establishment of "Pyongyang time" is a political move intended to erase the legacy of Japanese colonial rule a century ago. Before that, the entire Korean peninsula was 8½ hours ahead of GMT, the time that North Korea will now revert to.

  • Judge nixes extradition in case of painting looted by Nazis 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:00 pm

    NEW YORK - Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II was stolen property when he inherited it from his father, a judge ruled Monday.

  • Gypsies' plight emphasized on Roma Holocaust Day 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 3:09 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Europe's top human right official drew attention to the abuses and discrimination faced by the Roma minority as Europe commemorated the tens of thousands of Gypsies killed during World War II.