Latest Nazism Stories

2010-08-25 12:00:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a transfer ceremony at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens today, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero accepted on behalf of the U.S. Government the original Nuremberg Laws presented by Steven S. Koblik, Huntington president. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. deposited the documents at the Library for safekeeping at the end of World War II. He died in December of 1945 in an automobile crash before he could...

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...

2008-12-01 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...

2006-04-10 20:06:33

By Erik Kirschbaum BAD BOLL, Germany (Reuters) - Hoping to cleanse themselves of their Nazi past before the World Cup starts, German soccer leaders have broadened their examination of their shameful history in the Third Reich and embraced their critics. The German soccer federation (DFB), now eager to come to terms with its enthusiastic support of the Nazis during the Hitler era after covering it up for six decades, has thrown open its soul, and archives, to try to purge that...

2006-03-07 12:38:30

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police raided more than 100 buildings across Germany on Tuesday in a hunt for suspected members of the banned neo-Nazi group "Blood & Honor." In raids in Bavaria, they seized a hand grenade and a 7.65 mm caliber pistol, police said. The 32-year-old owner of the live hand grenade said he had bought it "for decoration." Bavarian police also seized 'Blood & Honor' memorabilia including 140 T-shirts, more than 30 CDs, numerous magazines, posters, video films,...

2005-09-14 08:59:29

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - It has taken 60 years for Germany's soccer federation to face up to a dark period in its history when it collaborated with the Nazis. A new book, "Fussball underm Hakenkreuz" ("Soccer under the Swastika") is a first, if belated, attempt by the federation (DFB) to look at the dirt swept under the carpet immediately after the collapse of the Nazi regime it once wholeheartedly backed. The book illuminates how closely the DFB cooperated with the...

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