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2009-07-13 09:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stripped naked, lined up at the edge of a ditch and gunned down. Village by village, family by family, bullet by bullet. Before the gas chambers and ovens of the notorious death camps, this was the barbaric protocol used by the Nazis to murder an estimated 1.5 million Jewish men, women and children at hundreds of Eastern European sites during World War II. Many of these mass graves still remain unknown, but through careful investigation...

2009-02-18 16:24:25

A recently uncovered British dossier details a World War II prisoner's account of Adolf Hitler's uncouth table manners, including a tendency to break wind. The dossier, which records a high-ranking Nazi prisoner's conversation with a British agent May 3, 1945 -- three days after Hitler's death -- was discovered recently during a routine house clearance in southwest England, The Sun reported Wednesday. The document accuses Hitler of possessing atrocious table manners, including biting his...

2009-02-04 12:35:00

"Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert." -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1924 WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nazi Party developed a sophisticated propaganda machine that deftly spread lies about its political opponents, Jews and the need for war. But Nazi propaganda was much more complex than that. For the Nazis to achieve power and pursue their racial policies and expansionist war efforts, a much more nuanced picture had to be painted -- one that...

2008-12-15 15:41:26

A Pennsylvania man has complained a local grocery store refused to decorate a birthday cake with his young son's name: Adolf Hitler Campbell. Heath Campbell, 35, who denies the Holocaust took place and decorated his home with swastikas and Nazi paraphernalia, said The ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich Township refused to print his son's name on a cake to mark his third birthday, the Harrisburg (Pa.) Express-Times reported Monday. Campbell said the store has also refused to decorate cakes with...

2008-12-01 21:00:08

A Belgian TV network has been criticized after advertisements for a travel-themed show depicted the host as a scantily clad Adolf Hitler. The print ads for broadcaster VRT's travel show featured host Tomas de Soete dressed as a Hitler caricature wearing only a swastika armband and pants while giving a stiff-armed salute with the Nazi flag behind him, the Daily Mail reported The picture was accompanied by the message: Discover the real Europe. Not the cliches. Test it yourself: This is the...

2008-11-28 13:33:08

The daughter of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco says the Fascist leader was afraid he would be kidnapped by Adolf Hitler to bring Spain into World War II. Carmen Franco Polo, 82, said in her book, Franco, My Father, that the dictator nominated three possible successors before meeting with Hitler in 1940 because he feared that his refusal to join the Axis forces in World War II could lead the Nazi regime to kidnap him, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Hitler was all powerful and could...

2008-09-14 09:00:07

Adolf Hitler has returned to Berlin. Madame Tussauds said Saturday it had returned a wax figure of the Nazi dictator to its Berlin branch weeks after the statue was beheaded by a 41-year-old German. Hitler's figure can be viewed sitting at a desk in a replica of his bunker . - The Associated Press now off-limits The Berlin branch said it does not allow visitors to enter the replica of the bunker so that the figure is protected. critics object Madame Tussauds has defended its...

2008-07-06 12:00:05

By Associated Press BERLIN -- A man tore the head off a controversial Adolf Hitler wax figure at Madame Tussauds' new branch in Berlin on its opening day Saturday, officials said. German police said they arrested the 41-year-old man. He was the second visitor to enter the museum, employee Stephan Koch said. Koch said he and a colleague tried unsuccessfully to prevent the man from jumping over a table in front of the figure and damaging it, and said the assailant attacked his colleague....

2006-06-14 16:23:48

By Alexandra Hudson DORTMUND (Reuters) - Police rounded up around 170 German and Polish soccer fans on Wednesday after clashes ahead of a World Cup Group A match between the countries, in the worst trouble since the tournament began five days ago. German fans pelted police with beer bottles, fireworks and the chairs and tables from restaurants near Dortmund's Alter Markt, according to a Reuters eyewitness. Earlier riot police closed off the square to isolate the troublemakers and...

2005-08-20 10:16:40

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of German far right extremists marched through Berlin and gathered for a rally in former Nazi hotbed Nuremberg on Saturday after a meeting to honor Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess was banned. Around 350 supporters of the NPD, a party the government has likened to the early Nazis and tried unsuccessfully to ban, gathered in Nuremberg, scene of Hitler's huge rallies after the Nazis came to power in 1933. Police said about 300 anti-Nazi protesters had...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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