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Poland amends controversial Holocaust law

Jun 28, 2018

Poland amends controversial Holocaust law

Poland on Wednesday amended a controversial Holocaust law that had sparked outrage in Israel by imposing jail terms on anyone claiming the Polish government was responsible for Nazi German war crimes. The amendment removes fines or criminal penalties of up to three years in prison ...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

Jun 20, 2018

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. Today, he has recovered his identity — and was being reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died ...

Apr 21, 2018

Dozens of neo-Nazis serving in German police and army, report says

German security services have identified dozens of public servants, including in the police and army, as belonging to a far-right movement that denies the existence of the very republic they serve, the weekly Der Spiegel magazine said. A report drawn up by the security services ...

German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler's birthday

Apr 21, 2018

German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler's birthday

Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing Friday on Adolf Hitler's birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town where citizens and anti-fascist groups staged spirited counterprotests. Many of the mostly male right-wing extremists wore T-shirts with slogans such as "Keepers of the Race," ...

Whispering pines: Trees tell story of World War II battleship

Apr 12, 2018

Whispering pines: Trees tell story of World War II battleship

Throughout most of World War II, Allied bombers tried repeatedly to sink the Tirpitz, Germany's biggest battleship and a bete noire of Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill, who took to calling it "the beast." On Wednesday, tree experts at the annual meeting of the European ...

Poland puts Berlin's WWII bill at 440 billion euros

Mar 23, 2018

Poland puts Berlin's WWII bill at 440 billion euros

Polish victims of World War II should be able to claim €440 billion ($543 billion) from Germany in World War II damages, the head of a parliamentary commission said Thursday. Arkadiusz Mularczyk of the nationalist ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) based the figure, which ...

Mar 4, 2018

Polish group sues Argentine paper under new Holocaust law

A Polish campaign group is suing an Argentinian newspaper it says breached a new law that makes it a criminal offense to suggest Poland was complicit in the Holocaust. In what appeared to be the first legal action under the so-called Holocaust law, just hours ...