Argentine site may give up Nazi secrets

Mar 24, 2015

Argentine site may give up Nazi secrets

An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said Monday more dark secrets may be buried there. Daniel Schavelzon grabbed headlines and revived uncomfortable memories for Argentina, a notorious refuge ...

Japan, Poland plan Tokyo summit this month

Feb 8, 2015

Japan, Poland plan Tokyo summit this month

The Japanese and Polish governments are arranging to hold a postponed summit meeting in Tokyo in late February, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose to Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski cooperation between the two countries in their efforts to promote global ...

Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds first Austria march

Feb 3, 2015

Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds first Austria march

PEGIDA, the anti-Islam movement born in Germany, drew hundreds of supporters and counterdemonstrators to the streets of Vienna when it held its first march in neighboring Austria on Monday. With 1,200 police officers deployed in Austria’s capital as a precaution, around 250 marchers carrying ...

Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94

Feb 1, 2015

Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94

Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany’s World War II surrender a “day of liberation” for his country as he urged it to confront the Nazi past, and promoted reconciliation during a tenure spanning the reunification of west and east, has died. ...

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 ...