Far-right politicians from Europe gather in Russia to support Putin

/ Mar 23, 2015

Far-right politicians from Europe gather in Russia to support Putin

Nationalist supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin brought together controversial far-right politicians from across Europe on Sunday in an effort to demonstrate international support for Russia and weaken European Union commitment to sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in Ukraine. Putin's critics pointed to ...

A long, painful look into the whirlpools of World War II

Feb 18, 2015

A long, painful look into the whirlpools of World War II

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The 1985 Holocaust documentary "Shoah," directed by Claude Lanzmann — screening until Mar. 6 at Tokyo's Theatre Image Forum — feels more like evidence than cinema. At 9½ hours, and filled with straight-to-the-camera testimony from concentration camp survivors, Nazi guards and many other eyewitnesses, ...

Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann's top aide presumed dead in Syria

Dec 2, 2014

Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann's top aide presumed dead in Syria

One of the world's most wanted war criminals, the reputed top lieutenant of Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann, is presumed to have died at least four years ago in Syria, where he lived under government protection, a leading Nazi hunter said Monday. Alois Brunner, an Austrian ...

Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

Jun 17, 2014

Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

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A former official of the semigovernmental Japan National Tourism Organization has published an English-language version of his research on Jews who escaped via Japan from wartime persecution by the Nazis. Akira Kitade, 70, initially published the book in Japanese two years ago, based on a ...

Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Jan 11, 2014

Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Google apologized Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered. The intersection was relabeled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, after ...