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2006-09-04 11:43:37

BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel prize winning German novelist Guenter Grass said on Monday he was still on his feet despite weeks of sharp criticism for his half century of silence about his time in Hitler's Waffen-SS. "A lot has been said over the last three weeks.

2006-08-28 10:58:53

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Monday that it welcomed Nobel prize winning novelist Guenter Grass's decision to waive restrictions on his Nazi archives so the center could investigate his time in Hitler's Waffen-SS.

2006-08-22 08:40:41

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Nobel prize winning novelist Guenter Grass on Tuesday to come clean about his time in Hitler's Waffen-SS by waiving German data protection laws to enable the center to investigate him.

2006-08-16 17:48:30

BERLIN (Reuters) - German bookshops have started selling the autobiography of author Guenter Grass two weeks earlier than planned in response to a boom in demand after the Nobel laureate said he had served in Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS.

2006-08-15 15:29:00

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Guenter Grass said on Tuesday his literary achievements were being denigrated following his belated admission that he had served in the Waffen SS during World War Two.

2006-08-15 15:05:21

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Guenter Grass said on Tuesday his literary achievements were being denigrated following his belated admission that he had served in the Waffen SS during World War Two.

2006-08-14 08:36:26

By Malgorzata Rakowiec GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) - Poland's ruling party called on German author Guenter Grass on Monday to give up his honorary citizenship of the port city Gdansk after his belated confession that he was once a member of Hitler's Waffen SS.

2006-08-13 12:43:34

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Nobel prize-winning author Guenter Grass has come under attack from writers, literary critics, historians and politicians for his belated confession he was once a member of Hitler's Waffen SS.

2006-08-13 07:20:40

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Nobel prize-winning author Günter Grass has come under attack from writers, literary critics, historians and politicians for his belated confession he was once a member of Hitler's Waffen SS.

2006-08-11 14:45:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel prize-winning German author Guenter Grass has admitted for the first time that he served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]