World War II

German on trial for Nazi crimes believed to involve Anne Frank family

A 95-year-old German man accused of working at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp when Anne Frank's family likely arrived went on trial Monday charged with accessory to...

President against manipulating with number of Jasenovac victims

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Saturday that one should not manipulate with the number of victims of the WWII Jasenovac concentration camp and that the canonisation of Alojzije...

Bartholomew says Jasenovac new martyrs are heroes and saints of entire Orthodox Church

Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople said on Saturday while officiating the liturgy in the Orthodox Church in Jasenovac that ancient Serb Orthodox and Jasenovac new martyrs were heroes and...

Germany hands prison sentence to Holocaust-denying "Nazi grandma"

A notorious 87-year-old Holocaust denier dubbed the "Nazi grandma" by German media was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday on charges of sedition relating to her claim that Auschwitz was...

Human bones found near Nazi-era research lab at Berlin university

Human bones have been found on a Berlin university campus near what was once the site of a Nazi-era institute conducting racial studies on concentration camp victims, a university spokesman said...

Tsipras calls for debt reduction, WWII reparations from Germany

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is demanding a further reduction of state debt and an easing of what he sees as dictated austerity measures from Germany.

Croatian President posthumously decorates Istrian anti-fascist Ljubomir Drndic

On the occasion of the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Tuesday posthumously decorated...

Serbian PM accuses Croatia of reviving Ustasha ideology

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Friday harshened his rhetoric regarding Croatia, describing it as "a place where Ustasha ideology is being revived", and threatened at the same time that...

Dig for Nazi gold train under way in Poland

The search for a World War II-era German train thought to be laden with treasures in an underground tunnel in Poland got under way on Tuesday.

Polish treasure-hunters to stream search for Nazi gold live online

A Polish treasure-hunting duo is planning to put decades of hearsay to rest in the search for an underground train rumoured to be laden with Nazi gold

Japan marks anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan observed the 71st anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Saturday, with the city's mayor calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons and for more world leaders to visit the...

German experts detonate 1,000-kg WWII bomb in controlled explosion

Bomb disposal experts have successfully carried out a controlled explosion of a World War II bomb weighing 1,000 kilograms in the German city of Bremen, police said on Sunday.

Banja Luka-based association marks Jadovno Remembrance Day

A Banja Luka-based association of descendants of the victims of the World War II, Ustasha-run death camp Gospic-Jadovno-Pag, on Saturday organised a commemoration for the camp's victims. Attending...

Germany raids homes of former SS soldiers over World War II massacre

German police have raided the homes of three former members of the Hitler Youth as part of an investigation into a massacre carried out by the Nazis in the north of France during World War II.

Orthodox dignitary claims tendentious interpretations of controversial footage attack on Serbs

The Croatian media have in the recent days broadcast footage of the Serb Orthodox dignitary singing a song glorifying WWII Chetnik commander Momcilo Djujic in the company of several Serb Orthodox...