a french delegation led by mayor of paris anne hidalgo and prominent french businessman baron eric de rothschild visited auschwitz on sunday ahead of the 70th anniversary of the former nazi camp's liberation.
police in greece have arrested a man in connection with the murder of hip-hop artist and anti-fascist activist pavlos fyssas. the suspect is a self-confessed member of the far-right group, golden dawn. following the arrest of the 45-year-old, who has not been named, police raided a number of golden dawn offices in athens. the victim, who performed under the name of killah p, is said to have identified his attacker after being taken to hospital. his death has sparked huge anti-golden dawn protests across the greek capital.
residents of the crimean village of ızobilnoe dug trenches alongside former berkut officers and members of self-defence forces, as they prepared to protect their land on tuesday.resident, yury pershikov, pointed out that members of the ukrainian military have also listened to their call to fight
two members of greece's far-right golden dawn party have been killed in a suspected drive-by shooting. the attack took place amid a government crack down on the party, the country's third most popular political force. the victims, both in their early 20s, have been identified as giorgos fountoulis and manos kapelonis.
a 99 year old nazi war crimes suspect, hungarian laszlo csatary, has died while awaiting trial, his lawyer said. csatary died in a hungarian hospital after suffering from a number of medical problems, gabor horvath said.
traudl junge, the final secretary for adolf hitler, tells of the nazi dictator's final days in his berlin bunker at the end of wwii.director:oliver hirschbiegelwriters:bernd eichinger (screenplay), joachim fest (book)stars:bruno ganz, alexandra maria lara and ulrich matthes. imdb:8.3
bavarian officials are remaining tight-lipped about an incredible tale of lost modern art worth millions of euros. the vast trove, containing works by picasso, matisse and chagall, was discovered by chance, rotting among stacks of groceries in a munich flat.
one of the world's most wanted war criminals, alois brunner, who was the right-hand man of top nazi adolf eichmann is thought to have died four years ago in syria.
german president joachim gauck has visited a synagogue and holocaust survivors in the north-western city of ioannina as part of a three-day visit to greece. ioannina had a large jewish community during world war ii, numbering thousands, most of whom were taken in march 1944 and sent to concentration camps such as auschwitz.
the coffin of nazi war criminal erich priebke is being held at a military airport near rome after his funeral was disrupted by protesters.
two copies of adolf hitler's manifesto 'mein kampf', signed by the nazi leader himself, are going under the hammer in los angeles. they are inscribed to josef bauer, a german ss officer during world war two. bidding in the online auction starts at 15,000 euros.
greece's parliament has reopened with a religious blessing and the return of three far-right mps arrested amid anger over the murder of a musician.
don't mention the war! john cleese's infamous character basil fawlty would have cried. but on saturday (march 21), german weekly magazine der spiegel did just that... with bells on.
religious leaders of all major denominations have held a silent march through berlin to mark the 75th anniversary of kristallnacht which saw the destruction and desecration of jewish property across germany and austria by nazi forces.
a german court has delayed the trial of a suspected surviving member of a neo-nazi cell after the chief judge was accused of bias.
in warsaw, polish independence day celebrations turned violent for the third year in a row following an attack on a left-wing squat by a group of far-right youths. it's the third year in a row the march broke down into running battles in the middle of warsaw between rioters throwing rocks and petrol bombs and police using rubber bullets, truncheons and pepper spray.
it has become israel's n-word - a word that triggers such powerful collective cultural memories, that some israeli lawmakers have drafted a bill to criminalise the word nazi when its use is deemed wrong or inappropriate.
a german court has acquitted a painter for performing the hitler salute which is outlawed in the country.
the upcoming film 'the monuments men', is based on a true story and focuses on the rescue of artworks requisitioned by the nazis during world war ii. based on the book of the same name by robert m. edsel, 'the monuments men' reunites clooney with long-time producing and writing partner grant heslov in their first production since winning the best picture oscar for 'argo'.
in a field on the outskirts of kiev, the world war ii battle for the city has once again been fought between soviet troops and the german army.
joachim gauck has become the first german president to visit the site of one of the worst nazi massacres in italy.
around 1,000 supporters of the far-right golden dawn party took to the streets of athens on saturday. the group chanted 'greece belongs to the greeks' and slogans against prime minister antonis samaras. they are demanding the release of six mps, including their leader, who face charges of being part of a criminal organisation. last week, the government cut off state funding of the group and lifted their immunity pending trial.
the suspect in the killing of greek rapper pavlos fissas has appeared in court in athens to be charged with his murder.
authorities in central slovakia have postponed the inauguration of far-right nationalist marian kotleba as governor after locals protested against his election. since the weekend's poll a nightly candlelight vigil has been held mainly by students at a museum which commemorates slovakia's fight against fascism.
there has been a demonstration alongside the protests to mark the 48-hour strike in athens. feelings are running high after the killing of anti-racism rapper killah p. a man who was arrested admitted to the stabbing in a bar in a suburb of the capital. the suspect said he is involved with the far-right political group golden dawn prompting protests against the party.
nazi war criminal erich priebke, who died last week in rome, made a video before his death defending his role in the 1944 massacre in italy during which he killed 335 citizens.
posters have been put up in several german cities as part of a public awareness campaign aimed at tracking down the last surviving nazi war criminals.
french lawmaker gilles bourdouleix faces possible prosecution after a local newspaper quoted him telling a group of gypsies he wished hitler had killed more of them during world war ii. the allegation followed a confrontation with the group which had set up an illegal camp in his home town of cholet in western france.
at the gate of death, survivors of auschwitz-birkenau have marked 70 years since their liberation from the nazi german extermination camp in poland.
civil and church authorities in rome have moved to prevent the funeral of nazi war criminal erich priebke. the former ss officer who was convicted of one of italy's worst wartime massacres, died while under house arrest in the italian capital last week.
anti-golden dawn protests have taken place across greece following the killing of hip-hop artist pavlos fyssas. as tension stalks athens, the greek government, under fire from all sides, looks set to table emergency legislation to outlaw the group. golden dawn denies any involvement with the fyssas killing.
by 1938, adolf hitler had been in power for five years. he had imposed his third reich, a police state and his own personality cult. he was called 'führer' meaning leader or guide. nazi fascist doctrine was racist and anti-semitic. on 7 november, german diplomat ernst vom rath was assassinated by 17-year-old herschel grynszpan, a german-born polish jew resident in paris - whose family was forced out of hitler's germany.
germany has not seen a trial receive this much media attention in decades, not since the 1970s, with the left-wing militant group red army faction..
it is curtains closed for a nazi-themed wagner opera in dusseldorf.
ukraine's president victor yanukovych have been in kharkiv to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the city from the nazis.
nazi war criminal erich priebke will be buried in a secret location, according to his lawyer. the former ss officer died, aged 100 in rome, under house arrest for commanding troops who killed 335 civilians in 1944 in one of italy's worst wartime massacres.
a state funeral has taken place near belgrade for yugoslavia's last king, peter ii, and three other members of his family. peter died in the us in 1970. his wife, brother and mother were also interred at the church at oplenac near belgrade. serb leaders, ambassadors and other european royals were present.
posters asking for information about the remaining nazi war criminals have gone up in three germany cities. the campaign is called 'operation last chance ii', and the motto is
police and anti-fascist protesters have clashed in athens near the golden dawn party headquarters. riot officers fired tear gas at protesters who hurled petrol bombs and stones. rampaging protesters set garbage cans on fire and smashed bank windows. police chased small groups of protesters through the streets.
german police have arrested a suspected former auschwitz death camp guard. prosecutors in stuttgart said a 93-year-old had been detained amid