Holocaust 'Avenger' leader Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

Sep 27, 2016

Holocaust 'Avenger' leader Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

Holocaust survivor Joseph Harmatz, who led the most daring attempt by Jews seeking revenge against their former Nazi tormentors, has died. He was 91. His son, Ronel Harmatz, confirmed the death Monday. Harmatz was one of the few remaining Jewish “Avengers” who carried out ...

Search resumes for Nazi gold train that might not even exist

Aug 17, 2016

Search resumes for Nazi gold train that might not even exist

arsaw Explorers in Poland began digging Tuesday for a legendary Nazi train said to be laden with treasure and armaments. They’re not dissuaded by decades of fruitless searches, a scientific determination that no train is there and warnings by historians that such a train ...

Aug 14, 2016

Hunt for Nazi 'gold train' resumes in Poland

Treasure hunters have relaunched their search for a lost Nazi gold train allegedly loaded with loot and buried in southwestern Poland, despite there being no scientific evidence it exists. “The train isn’t a needle in a haystack, if it’s there, we’ll find it,” project ...

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Aug 12, 2016

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Heavily armed soldiers have been a common sight in Paris since France was hit by deadly attacks, but in neighboring Germany, talk about troops patrolling at home for the first time since World War II has sparked an emotional debate. For many, Defense Minister ...

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Jul 14, 2016

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal. A dark prelude to World War II, the conflict unleashed passions around the world for close to three years and led to a decades-long dictatorship. It ...

Apr 8, 2016

Former Auschwitz guard dies days before opening of trial

A 93-year-old German who worked as a guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died days before his trial was due to open. Ernst T., whose full name wasn’t given in keeping with German privacy rules, allegedly played a part in the deportation of ...