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UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

German billionaire family that owns Einstein Bros. Bagels admits Nazi past

The German family whose holding company owns controlling stakes in companies such as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, Pret a Manger and Einstein Bros. Bagels profited from the horrors of …


95-year-old alleged SS camp guard faces charges in Germany

A 95-year-old man has been charged with more than 36,000 counts of being an accessory to murder on allegations that he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Mauthausen concentration …


Jewish collector’s descendant gets Nazi-looted Renoir back

The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis had a family reunion with one of the works on Wednesday after almost eight decades, an …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

U.S. deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

She hung a Nazi flag in her antique shop. Now she’s getting death threats.

Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason?


Neo-Nazi site founder asks court to toss ‘troll storm’ suit

A neo-Nazi website publisher has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign against a Montana real estate agent …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

U.S. opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at U.N. to banning it

The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn’t like Nazis.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Oregon man finds Nazi paperwork with apparent Hitler signature

Longtime Eugene tow-truck driver Ron Post is no World War II history buff. So when, inside a cluttered old bus he recently bought, he found a sheaf of yellowed papers …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Swastikas, bomb threat etched into WSU dorm walls trigger evacuation

Dozens of students were evacuated from Stimson Hall at Washington State University Monday night after students reported vandals had scratched several swastikas and a vague bomb threat onto dorm walls.


Captain America was punching Nazis in 1941. Here’s why that was so daring.

Captain America is so identified with his victories over the Third Reich, in fact, that it proved controversial last year when Marvel debuted Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz’s tales …


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

In a hidden room in a house near Argentina’s capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country’s history, including a bust relief of …


Idaho woman finds 1938 Nazi explosive in parents’ shed

An Idaho woman said she discovered a Nazi explosive as she was helping her parents clean out their shed.


Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95

Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …


Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’

President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …


More anti-Semitic vandalism found on Anne Frank memorial

A swastika has been found drawn on the Anne Frank Human Right Memorial in Idaho, but authorities are not sure if it is new or part of vandalism found earlier …


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Spicer apologizes for ‘insensitive’ reference to Holocaust

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for making an “inappropriate and insensitive” comparison to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons …


Germany’s Merkel renews demand that Turkey drop Nazi swipes

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Holocaust survivor to speak in Spokane Thursday

Dr. Jacob Eisenbach was just 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived a Nazi concentration camp, but 100 other members of his immediate and extended family did …


Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling phone for sale

A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone.


Ownership of Hitler’s house to go to Austrian court, report says

An Austrian newspaper reports that the owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born is going to high court to challenge the government’s right to take possession of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Bones of Mengele, ‘Angel of Death,’ teaching tool in Brazil

For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, a German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed inside a blue plastic bag …


Gate stolen from Nazi concentration camp found in Norway

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because “no useable evidence” has …


Washington, D.C., restaurant apologizes for hosting white nationalist group

A popular Italian restaurant in Washington has issued an apology, saying it unintentionally hosted a white nationalist group and the diners performed a Nazi salute while eating there.


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 …


Veterans, families remember Normandy D-Day landings, 72 years on

Proud veterans in their 90s and families of fallen soldiers are commemorating the epochal D-Day invasion of Normandy 72 years ago that helped the Allies vanquish Hitler.


Israel marks annual Holocaust remembrance day

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.


Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival

A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …


Clark County woman sells plane used to spy on Nazis

On Friday, Sally Runyan will say goodbye to a piece of history: a 1936 Lockheed 12A that has a special story. Of the 130 of these planes built, the one …