Business Dec 2, 2019

Poland museum slams Amazon for Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

A Polish museum on Sunday slammed U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, calling them inappropriate. The museum at the site of the former camp in southern Poland tweeted screenshots of the items showing train ...

Climate activist's remarks downplaying Holocaust spark anger

World / Social Issues Nov 21, 2019

Climate activist's remarks downplaying Holocaust spark anger

A prominent British climate change activist sparked anger Wednesday after appearing to downplay the Holocaust in an interview with a German newspaper. Roger Hallam, who co-founded the activist group Extinction Rebellion, told the German newspaper Die Zeit that the Nazis' murder of 6 million Jews ...

Ghostly Nazi-era freeway resurfaces in German forest

World Nov 15, 2019

Ghostly Nazi-era freeway resurfaces in German forest

In the middle of a dense Bavarian forest, amateur historian Dieter Stockmann points to the ghostly shapes of an abandoned freeway from the Nazi era. The remains of Route 46 have always been known about but the area was once "taboo," according to Stockmann, who ...

French Resistance figure Yvette Lundy dies aged 103

World Nov 4, 2019

French Resistance figure Yvette Lundy dies aged 103

Yvette Lundy, a French Resistance figure who taught reconciliation after surviving the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, has died aged 103 in the northern French town of Epernay, authorities there said Sunday. "Still today, I think of the camp at one point each day ...

World Nov 3, 2019

Dresden declares 'Nazi emergency'

The eastern German city of Dresden has declared a "Nazi emergency" as officials warned of a rise in far-right support and violence. The city is the birthplace of the Islamophobic Pegida movement, which holds weekly rallies here, while the anti-immigration Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party ...