- Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes Updated: Feb-10-16 4:24 am
BERLIN - A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes.
- Controversy in Austria over criticism of Nazi camp inmates Updated: Feb-09-16 11:48 am
VIENNA - The senior party in Austria's government coalition is suggesting that an official in its partner party be removed for indirectly backing an article describing some Nazi concentration camp inmates as a "scourge."
- Jewish group condemns far-right WWII remembrance in Hungary Updated: Feb-06-16 3:57 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned a far-right commemoration in Hungary of a World War II battle in which speakers lauded a wartime pro-Nazi Hungarian leader.
- Officials want to honor World War II soldier from Knoxville Updated: Feb-06-16 2:00 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War II.
- Calif. attorney joins effort to recover Nazi-looted painting Updated: Feb-05-16 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a Jewish woman forced to hand it over to the Nazis during the Holocaust.
- Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion Updated: Feb-05-16 12:25 am
TOKYO - As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika?
- Holocaust victims honored 71 years after Auschwitz liberated Updated: Jan-27-16 12:20 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human suffering inflicted by Nazi Germany during World War II.
- Israel displays Eichmann's recently discovered pardon plea Updated: Jan-27-16 7:50 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's president is displaying a recently discovered pardon plea submitted by Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann shortly before his execution.
- Slovakia opens Holocaust museum in former Nazi camp Updated: Jan-26-16 11:55 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's president and prime minister have opened the country's first Holocaust museum at a site of a former Nazi labor and concentration camp.
- Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils Updated: Jan-26-16 8:05 am
JERUSALEM - Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.
- White supremacist pleads guilty to federal gun, drug charges Updated: Jan-22-16 4:41 am
RUTLAND, Vermont - A 55-year-old lieutenant in the Aryan Brotherhood white supremacist gang has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges.
- Holocaust Museum honoring man who rescued children Updated: Jan-21-16 3:16 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is honoring a man who helped rescue more than 600 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.
- Publisher George Weidenfeld dies in London at 96 Updated: Jan-20-16 11:53 am
LONDON - Publisher and philanthropist George Weidenfeld, who in his later years devoted himself to improving understanding between faiths and peoples, died Wednesday in London at 96.
- High court rejects appeal over Picasso painting Updated: Jan-19-16 10:08 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from descendants of famed composer Felix Mendelssohn who want German officials to return a Pablo Picasso painting that was subject to forced transfer under the Nazi regime.
- 95-year-old being tried in Germany on Auschwitz allegations Updated: Jan-18-16 9:03 am
BERLIN - A German court says a 95-year-old man will go on trial next month on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly serving in the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.
- Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang associate sentenced Updated: Jan-16-16 6:13 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A 41-year old associate of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for violence committed in aid of racketeering.
- Experts: more work needed on past of German art trove Updated: Jan-14-16 9:59 am
BERLIN - More work is needed to confirm the past of hundreds of works of art hoarded by collector Cornelius Gurlitt, experts said Thursday, and Germany's culture minister pledged to try to get to the bottom of where they all came from.
- Teachers, state workers describe teen who killed family Updated: Jan-14-16 12:07 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A state worker at a residential treatment center for juveniles on Wednesday described the New Mexico teenager who shot and killed five family members in 2013 as having matured into a role model for other troubled boys at the facility.
- Germany charges 4 with forming far-right terror group Updated: Jan-13-16 1:55 pm
BERLIN - German prosecutors have charged three men and one woman with forming a far-right terror group and planning to bomb a refugee shelter, officials said Wednesday.