- September 30, 2013
Prosecutors claim 93-year-old former Auschwitz worker Hans Lipschis is complicit in the murder of thousands of people. The charges raise questions about how to interpret guilt in the Holocaust, as well as why the German justice system waited so long to pursue such cases. more...
- September 04, 2013
President Joachim Gauck on Wednesday became the first German head of state to visit the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the site of a gruesome massacre by the Waffen SS in 1944. It was an emotional visit with heavy significance for French-German relations. more... [ Comment ]
- September 03, 2013
Germany's top official for investigating Nazi war crimes announced on Tuesday he has recommended 30 suspected former Auschwitz guards be prosecuted for accessory to murder. more...
- September 02, 2013
Former Waffen SS officer Siert B. faces trial in Germany on Monday for the fatal shooting of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944. A witness said that the 92-year-old Dutch-born German "spread fear and terror." more... [ Comment ]
- July 26, 2013
Dramatic new posters calling on the German public to submit information about possible Nazi war criminals are having an effect, says the Simon Wiesenthal Center. more...
- July 19, 2013
He was sent to Auschwitz as a boy, and never forgot the images and dreams that defined this period of his life. Now Jerusalem academic Otto Dov Kulka has written an unusual book about his life in a Nazi concentration camp. more... [ Comment ]
- July 16, 2013
The Simon Wiesenthal Center will hang posters in major German cities next week as part of its campaign to bring surviving Nazi war criminals to justice almost 70 years after the end of World War II. It is offering rewards of up to 25,000 for information. more... [ Comment ]
- July 12, 2013
A powerful new permanent exhibition of paintings at Berlin's Jewish Museum evoke a lesser known Nazi trial of the 1970s, as interpreted from TV coverage of the proceedings. Only one of 16 accused guards at the Majdanek concentration camp was handed a tough sentence, drawing widespread public outrage. more... [ Comment ]
- July 03, 2013
A Viennese engineer worked meticulously in a concentration camp on the world's first pocket calculator. After the war, others profited from his invention. more... [ Comment ]
- June 12, 2013
The diary of Brigitte Eicke, a Berlin teenager in World War II, is an account of cinema visits, first kisses, hairdos and dressmaking, along with a brief, untroubled reference to disappearing Jews. Recently published, it highlights the public indifference that paved the road to Auschwitz. more... [ Comment ]