Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

Aug 31, 2015

Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

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 ...

Radar reportedly detects missing Nazi gold train in Poland

Aug 29, 2015

Radar reportedly detects missing Nazi gold train in Poland

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove a claim of the discovery of an armored Nazi train that has been missing in southwestern Poland since World War II. Local lore says a German ...

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Jul 23, 2015

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Medals awarded to a glamorous World War II heroine fetched a record price at auction on Wednesday, reviving memories of the spy whose exploits earned her one of Britain’s most prestigious honors. Violette Szabo’s George Cross and other medals sold for £312,000 ($446,691), including ...

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Jul 20, 2015

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Footage of Princess Elizabeth giving a Nazi salute while a child on Sunday revived an uncomfortable debate about the British royal family’s historic links to Adolf Hitler’s murderous regime in Germany. At the time today’s long-reigning queen was Princess Elizabeth, aged around six, when ...

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

Jul 10, 2015

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

One man has become a behind-the-scenes force in the international art world after securing the return of art looted by the Nazis to the descendents of its original Jewish owners. The return of “Seated Woman” by Henri Matisse to the Rosenberg family was his ...