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 ...

Hitler watercolor fetches $162,000 at auction

Nov 23, 2014

Hitler watercolor fetches $162,000 at auction

A watercolor of Munich’s old City Hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for €130,000 ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday. Kathrin Weidler, director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted ...

Nov 20, 2014

Support builds for ending benefits to former Nazis

Support is growing on Capitol Hill to strip suspected Nazi war criminals of their Social Security benefits. Members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees introduced bills Wednesday to close a loophole in the law that allowed former Nazis to receive ...

Historic gate at Dachau concentration camp stolen

Nov 3, 2014

Historic gate at Dachau concentration camp stolen

A wrought-iron gate bearing the Nazis’ cynical slogan “Arbeit macht frei,” or “Work sets you free,” has been stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp, police said Sunday. Security officials noticed early Sunday morning that the gate measuring 190 by 95 cm (75 by ...

Oct 24, 2014

U.S. lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. government pension benefits will be introduced soon, members of Congress announced Thursday, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced ...

Oct 2, 2014

Nazi hunters seek German probe of WWII death squad suspects

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent the German government a list of 80 people it believes murdered Jews while serving in Nazi death squads in World War II and who may be still alive, the head of the Israel office of the organization said. ...

Sep 2, 2014

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at U.S.

Cuban ex-President Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance’s representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island’s communist ...