Sep 25, 2014

Last of famous Mitford sisters dies at 94

Deborah, the dowager duchess of Devonshire, the last of the witty, unconventional Mitford sisters, died Tuesday, her son said. She was 94. Brought up in Oxfordshire, England, Deborah was the youngest of the six sisters, but shunned the political alliances for which the Mitford ...

Germans finally start poking fun at the Fuhrer

Mar 23, 2014

Germans finally start poking fun at the Fuhrer

by Philip Oltermann

If Hitler were alive today, would he become a standup comic? Incredible though that may sound to anyone who lived through World War II, that is the scenario sketched out in “Look Who’s Back,” a satirical novel by Timur Vermes, which topped the best-seller ...

Hitler escape book's authors in plagiarism row

Oct 27, 2013

Hitler escape book's authors in plagiarism row

by Vanessa Thorpe

The notorious claim that Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker to live incognito in Argentina first gained popular currency in 1945, when Stalin spoke of it. Since then the idea has resurfaced occasionally, with alleged photographic and documentary evidence pored over by conspiracy theorists. Now ...

Hitler bodyguard Misch dies in Berlin at 96

Sep 7, 2013

Hitler bodyguard Misch dies in Berlin at 96

Rochus Misch, who spent five years as Adolf Hitler’s square-jawed bodyguard, courier, telephone operator and all-around attendant and was widely believed to be the last surviving veteran of the Nazi leader’s bunker as the Soviet Army closed in on Berlin, died Thursday at the ...

Storm in a tea kettle? Hitler dispute boils over online

Jun 1, 2013

Storm in a tea kettle? Hitler dispute boils over online

A tea kettle that some think resembles Adolf Hitler fetched more than $200 on eBay after it sold out online after protests over a billboard promoting the otherwise innocent product. Pictures went viral of the Michael Graves Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle, ...