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After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

School officials in Orange County, California, said they will reopen an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist …

Newly revealed letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis’ rise

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country’s future, according to a newly revealed handwritten …

Macron praises WWI general who later collaborated with Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron waded into controversy Wednesday by praising a general who helped win World War I but became a top Nazi collaborator in World War II – comments …

Stutthof Nazi camp guard going on trial in Germany

A former SS guard is going on trial next month in Germany on charges of accessory to murder for serving at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.

Author Eli Saslow tells Northwest Passages crowd that white nationalism can be defeated with community

The writer of a book about the transformation of the movement’s heir apparent said it was relentless humanity that can defuse hatred.

Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints

Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 9:11 a.m.

AfD chief: Nazi era a ‘speck of bird poop’ in German history

The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party on Saturday dismissed the Nazi era as a “speck of bird poop” in German history, drawing swift condemnation from mainstream …

Putin presides at events marking end of Stalingrad battle

President Vladimir Putin attended commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the battle of Stalingrad, lauding the Red Army’s victory as a shining example of the nation’s …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Oregon pot shops say Nazi-linked mix-up causing harassment

Two Oregon pot shops say they’re getting harassed for having a similar name to another marijuana business owned by a white nationalist.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Protesters decry ‘Nazi hate’ outside white nationalist talk

Hundreds of people are protesting with signs and anti-Nazi chants outside a University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer was preparing to speak.

Anti-fascist heroines then and now

The history of resistance to fascism is worth recalling at this critical moment in U.S. politics, and also at this time of the Jewish High Holy Days, Rosh Hashana and …

Modest proposal for fascists, anti-fascists

The hard-right and hard-left activists who so enjoy protesting one another should meet every few weekends in a large national park and have at it.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Danny Westneat: WWII couple embody real heritage

Wilma said she’s been appalled that any American leader would wink and nod at neo-Nazis, considering the lengths her generation went to fight it.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Gathering outside City Hall calls for peace, unity after Virginia violence

About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.

In wake of Charlottesville violence, Spokane residents rally for peace

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon near City Hall downtown in forone of the largest rallies in Spokane since the Women’s March in January.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Spokane psychologists turn to Nuremberg trial ruling on Nazi gas killings to defend role in torture

The attorneys defending Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are arguing that the successful defense of the “gas technician” of the firm that developed Zyklon B used by Nazis …

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 …

Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …

Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany

The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …

Investigators doubt ‘Islamist extremists’ responsible for Dortmund soccer bus explosions

German investigators have all but ruled out that the suspects behind the three explosions that left one Borussia Dortmund player with serious arm injuries are Islamist extremists.

Q&A with ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ author Diane Ackerman

When a Nazi entourage visited the Warsaw zoo on New Year’s Eve, SS members killed other animals for sheer sport. As she watched in horror, Antonina Zabinski, who ran the …

Spokane couple met amid horrors of World War II; home may become haven for vets

Herbert and Mildred “Mickey” James found love amid their service in the 120th Evacuation Hospital, which followed Gen. George S. Patton’s march to Berlin through the Buchenwald concentration camp. The …

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died. His death was announced Saturday by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were immediately available. …

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.

France restores Degas drawing, stolen by Nazis, to rightful owners

PARIS (AP) – France has restored to its rightful owners a drawing by Edgar Degas that was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner in 1940.

German govt helping probe into Nazi-looted art

BERLIN — The German government says it is helping Bavarian prosecutors investigate a huge art find related to pieces seized by the Nazis from Jews and art that the Nazis …

Dog’s salute enraged Nazis

Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to the history of the Second World War: a Finnish mutt whose imitation of the Hitler salute enraged the Nazis so deeply …

Dachau liberator ensures we never forget

The day’s bright sunshine was hiding behind a high overcast sky by the time Dee Eberhart arrived at Adolf Hitler’s oldest death factory. Eberhart, a battle-toughened GI from the Yakima …

Man accused of Nazi war crimes

German prosecutors said Wednesday they have issued an arrest warrant for an 88-year-old retired autoworker in Ohio, charging him with complicity in the murder of thousands of people at a …