Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

Jun 17, 2014

Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

by Keiji Hirano

A former official of the semigovernmental Japan National Tourism Organization has published an English-language version of his research on Jews who escaped via Japan from wartime persecution by the Nazis. Akira Kitade, 70, initially published the book in Japanese two years ago, based on ...

Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Jan 11, 2014

Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Google apologized Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered. The intersection was relabeled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, ...

Works by Picasso, Cezanne posted on Nazi-looted art website

Nov 28, 2013

Works by Picasso, Cezanne posted on Nazi-looted art website

German authorities Thursday published more than 100 additional works from the likes of Picasso, Cezanne and Degas believed to have been looted by the Nazis on an official provenance website. The latest batch of priceless artworks come from a trove discovered in a Munich ...

Nazi-themed cafe sparks global ire

Jul 20, 2013

Nazi-themed cafe sparks global ire

From a painting hung high on a blood-red wall, Adolf Hitler peers down on young students eating schnitzel and slurping German beer in Indonesia’s Nazi-themed cafe. The SoldatenKaffee (The Soldiers’ Cafe) opened its doors in the western Javanese city of Bandung in 2011, named ...