Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

Jan 27, 2015

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

The voices of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: “I don’t want to come here anymore!” The survivors were ...

Jan 26, 2015

Past horrors haunt a Polish town

Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp. “Everyone sat in their homes ...

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

Jan 26, 2015

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her but once she saw the red stars on their uniforms she realized they were ...

Survivor detailed camp life in his book

Jan 26, 2015

Survivor detailed camp life in his book

In a little leather book, the kind some men used to use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee. It has been 70 years since the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz concentration ...

Jan 26, 2015

A Soviet liberator speaks out

It was the silence, the smell of ashes and the boundless surrounding expanse that struck Soviet soldier Ivan Martynushkin when his unit arrived to liberate the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in January 1945. As they entered the camp for the first time, the ...

Jan 21, 2015

Greek neo-Nazi party vows comeback in elections

The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is vowing to bounce back in Sunday’s elections, a year after its leadership was placed in pre-trial detention over a barrage of criminal charges, including murder. “The people are with us. We will increase our strength,” promised the ...

Jan 9, 2015

Islamic State like Nazism, Italian philosopher Umberto Eco says

Italian philosopher and author Umberto Eco compared the Islamic State group to Nazism on Thursday, saying they shared an “apocalyptic desire to take over the world.” “It doesn’t seem right to talk generically about ‘Muslims,’ just as it would not have been correct to ...

Thousands of Germans protest against growing anti-Islam rallies

Jan 6, 2015

Thousands of Germans protest against growing anti-Islam rallies

Thousands of Germans demonstrated in four cities in opposition to the weekly rallies in Dresden against the perceived “Islamization of the West,” which have attracted growing numbers of supporters. Organizers of the demonstrations in Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Dresden said they were rallying on ...

Dec 19, 2014

Obama signs legislation ending U.S. benefit checks for Nazis

President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. government pension benefits, known as Social Security. The AP’s investigation, which was the ...

Dec 10, 2014

Thai junta propaganda film stuns with Hitler scene

An officially sanctioned propaganda film commissioned by Thailand’s junta has caused outrage and bafflement after viewers noticed it used imagery of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The short film — one of a series commissioned by Thai generals to promote “Twelve Values” it wants the ...