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10 Italian school classes vote "Mein Kampf" among their top books

Ten classes of Italian high-school students included Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf" among their 10 favourite books, a top official from the Ministry of Education said, as...

Norway: No suspects linked to stolen gate from former Nazi camp

Norwegian police said Saturday they had no suspects linked to the find of a gate believed to have been stolen in 2014 from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany.

Scottish village gets 384,000-pound gift from former German POW

A village in Scotland has received a gift of 384,000 pounds (489,000 dollars) from a German soldier who was held there as a prisoner of war during World War II, according to media reports Saturday...

Gate stolen from former Nazi concentration camp "found" in Norway

German police are investigating whether a gate bearing the sign "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) that was found in Norway is the one stolen in 2014 from the former Nazi concentration camp...

Vienna keeps historically tainted street names but adds explanations

The city of Vienna has decided to keep street names that honour National Socialists and anti-Semites, but the city will start putting up additional signs that point out the crimes of these...

Chernobyl gets steel dome boost to help old shell contain radiation

A new steel cover was moved into place on Tuesday to prevent radiation from escaping past a concrete sarcophagus hastily erected at the Chernobyl power plant three decades ago to control one of...

German court upholds "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" conviction

A 95-year-old German man known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz has been sentenced for aiding and abetting genocide during the Nazi regime, the first such ruling ever handed down by a German court,...

"Nazi grandma" gets another prison sentence for denying Holocaust

A notorious 88-year-old Holocaust denier dubbed the "Nazi grandma" by German media was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on charges of sedition relating to her claim that Auschwitz was...

Lithuania to publish names of Nazi collaborators in book

Lithuania is to publish a book containing the names of around 40 native Holocaust collaborators by the end of the year, the Baltic country's Genocide and Resistance Research Centre said on Monday...

Book about Cardinal Stepinac by British author presented

The book by British author Robin Harris entitled "Stepinac - His Life and Times" can be an incentive to better study Sepinac and to present him to the public beyond Croatia, Chancellor of the...

Hitler's birth house will be razed, Austrian minister says

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be razed and a new building will be erected in its place, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday, announcing a final decision on the...

Japan stops paying UNESCO in protest over Nanjing Massacre files

Japan said Friday it was withholding financial contributions to UNESCO to express its outrage with the UN cultural body for listing Chinese documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in its "...

Merkel called "traitor of the people" as Germany marks reunification

Hundreds of protestors confronted German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Dresden's Frauenkirche church Sunday, bringing Europe's most powerful leader face-to-face with criticism of her migration...

Obama dedicates new museum devoted to African American heritage

US President Barack Obama on Saturday opened a new museum in Washington that tells the history of African American life in the United States, starting with slavery and culminating with his 2008...

Obama calls for Trump to have history lesson on African Americans

US President Barack Obama thinks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump could benefit from a history lesson the challenges overcome by African Americans as Washington prepares to mark the...