Latest World War II Stories

2006-11-01 18:00:00

NEW YORK - A Brooklyn high school student caused a stir when he showed up for class dressed as Adolf Hitler for Halloween. Walter Petryk, 16, defended his costume Tuesday, insisting it was a satire of the Nazi dictator. But some students and officials at Leon M.

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.

2006-08-14 05:47:34

BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled plans to make a movie about the 1937 Rape of Nanjing in an announcement on Monday, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is expected to visit a controversial shrine honoring war dead.

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.

2006-08-11 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.

2006-07-25 11:24:43

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - The prospect of German soldiers heading to the Israeli border region as part of an international force has sparked a fierce debate about what Germany's role in the Middle East should be some 60 years after the Holocaust.

2005-08-19 07:58:52

By Tom Heneghan COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - A German Jewish leader touched a sore spot in relations with Catholics on Friday when he urged Pope Benedict to open up all the Vatican's archives dealing with World War Two and the Holocaust.

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