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What Hitler's Jewish neighbor saw

<b>London (CNN) —</b> "I knew only too well, even when I was 8 years old -- I knew it was a very bad business for us."<p>Edgar Feuchtwanger first saw Adolf Hitler on Munich's Prinzregentenplatz in 1932, a year before Hitler would be named chancellor.<p>"I was being taken for a walk by my nanny," he recalled. "I …

World History

Lil Durk on Why He's Chicago's 'Number One' Rapper

Emerging performer explains why he switched 'Lil Durk X2' from mixtape to EP in exclusive video interview<p>Chicago rapper Lil Durk refined his gritty …

Auschwitz Guard Tremmel's Death Deprives Camp Survivors of Justice

A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard has died days before his trial was due to begin, dashing the hopes of elderly Jewish survivors of Nazi rule who wanted to see justice.<p>Ernst Tremmel was accused of helping to deport prisoners from Nazi transit camps in Berlin, Drancy in occupied …

Auschwitz

A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany soon

The accused was a member of the Nazi SS guard team at Auschwitz in occupied Poland from November 1942 to June 1943, a court spokesman in the western city of Hanau near Frankfurt said, adding that the man had been deemed fit for trial.<p>Although the former guard is not accused of having been directly …

Auschwitz

My search for the Nazi who saved my mother’s life

Among my family’s many wartime secrets is the shocking story of the SS officer who rescued my mother as a toddler<p>"I'm here to find an SS Officer,” I told the muscled man in uniform peering at me through the sentry window at the Berlin Archives. A plaque at the entrance read:<br>“During the 'Third …

Hung Up

'Lost' Jerry Lewis Holocaust film sees the light

<b>In the early 1970s Hollywood actor Jerry Lewis started working on a Holocaust film so bizarre he ended up hiding all the footage and to this day it has never been seen.</b><p>But the BBC has uncovered a large collection of images for an exclusive online documentary about the strange movie, as producer …

Comedy

The Candidate Who Didn’t Know What Auschwitz Was

An education official running in Canada made a penis joke about Auschwitz and then apologized—saying she wasn’t aware it was a concentration …

Yom Kippur

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryMe Me MeTube Justin Peters YouTubers processed the YouTube shooting the only way they could.<p>Trump Basically Said He Should Lose the Stormy …

Scott Pruitt

91-year-old woman charged over 260,000 Auschwitz deaths

Woman accused of having served as a member of the SS at the Nazi-run concentration camp as a radio operator from April to July 1944<p>A 91-year-old woman in Germany has been charged as an accessory to the murder of 260,000 people at Auschwitz.<p>The woman, who has not been named under German privacy …

World History

Hitler’s world may not be so far away

Misunderstanding the Holocaust has made us too certain we are ethically superior to the Europeans of the 1940s. Faced with a new catastrophe – such as devastating climate change – could we become mass killers again?<p><b>It was 20 years after I chose to become a historian</b> that I first saw a photograph of …

World History

Legend of the Nazi Gold Train

Two men claim to have uncovered a 70-year-old treasure in southwestern Poland, but they want a slice of the action before saying where it’s …

The Western Journal

"If the state of California thinks it can tell employers in its state whether or not it can cooperate with the federal government as it relates to …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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OMGFacts

​World no closer to Cold War-style nuclear standoff, Putin tells global media chiefs

Russia’s deployment of 40 additional nuclear ballistic missiles in response to the US military buildup in Europe doesn’t mean the world is at greater …

Solving the mystery of the Nazi 'Angel of Death'

Thirty years ago – on June 21, 1985 – Brazilian police announced its official finding that infamous Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele had drowned in …

Israel

Hi-de-Heil, Hitler! Former Nazi PoW camp in Scotland converted into holiday hotspot

Camp No 21 is the last remaining example of a purpose-built PoW camp in the UK and the best-preserved in Scotland. Now it is a holiday camp<p>Tourists looking for a bargain break in Britain could spend their holiday staying in a former Nazi prisoner of war camp, it was revealed on Wednesday.<p>A …

Scotland

The Forgotten Brutality of Female Nazi Concentration Camp Guards

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>‘[They] hit the prisoners, who were …

World History

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

Berlin Holocaust Memorial a top tourist draw 10 years on

1 / 4<p>Tourists at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which now attracts nearly half a million visitors each year from across Germany and …

German History

PM - 70th anniversary of Ravensbruck women's concentration camp liberation 06/05/2015

MARK COLVIN: Seventy years ago last week, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Nazi refugee camp at Ravensbrück, north of Berlin.<p>What was unusual about …

Merkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation

DACHAU, Germany (AP) — It was a shocking, horrifying "beautiful day."<p>Survivors and liberators alike recalled on Sunday the horror of the Dachau concentration camp and the overwhelming relief of its liberation 70 years ago. German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to keep alive the memory of Nazi …

Nazi Concentration Camps

29/04/1945: Liberation of Dachau concentration camp | Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

On 29 April 1945 the prisoners of Dachau were liberated by US Army soldiers. Dachau was the first concentration camp to be constructed by the Nazis …

World History

'Accountant of Auschwitz' Oskar Groening Set to Stand Trial

MAINZ, Germany — Dozens of Holocaust survivors and their relatives from around the world are expected to converge on a German courtroom Tuesday as the so-called "accountant of Auschwitz" is due to go on trial.<p>Former concentration camp bookkeeper and guard Oskar Groening, 93, is accused of being an …

World History

Russian Archeologists Unearth 'White Walls' of Ancient Memphis

A team of Russian archeologists working in Saqqara near Egypt’s Cairo discovered the remains of the so-called "The White Wall" of the ancient …

Heirs of Holocaust victims sue French train company over death camp deportations

Holocaust descendants have launched a class-action suit in a US federal court in Chicago against France’s biggest national rail company SNCF, to get …