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Death row inmate’s dreadful dilemma: lethal drugs or cyanide used by Nazis

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A death row inmate in Arizona has two weeks to decide whether to be executed with cyanide gas, the poison known as Zyklon B used by the Nazis to murder millions of people in Auschwitz and other extermination camps. Op ...

‘On the same level as the Nazis’: the film about Germany’s postwar persecution of gay men

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Paragraph 175 sounds innocuous enough. A minor piece of legislation, miskien, or part of those terms and conditions that any one of us would be forgiven for skimming over. But as the award-winning new film Great Freed...

Happy birthday, Hitler: how Australia’s Nazis got away with ‘the whole rotten show’

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A Nazi flag hangs on one side of the hall, the Australian flag on the other. Between them, a floral arrangement lines the steps leading to a framed portrait of Adolf Hitler above which a sign in German says “50 years”...

The Betrayal of Anne Frank by Rosemary Sullivan review – who tipped off the Nazis?

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Aan 4 Augustus 1944 Gestapo officer Karl Josef Silberbauer, together with three Dutch policemen, marched into a spice merchant’s on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht and demanded: “Where are the Jews?” It was a piercing moment i...

Retrieved after decades: the painting supposedly ‘bought’ by the Nazis

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Fresh proof that the Nazis set up fake auctions and phoney paperwork to disguise their looting of art and valuable possessions has been uncovered by an amateur sleuth researching her own family mystery. French writer ...

The English teacher and the Nazis: trove of letters in Melbourne reveals network that saved Jews

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Vir dekades, meer as 100 mouse-nibbled fruit boxes, tea chests and old leather suitcases sat untouched in a 3-metre pile in the backyard shed of Frances Newell’s home in suburban Melbourne. They were stuffed with th...

Nazi's het hul elite-skole op top Britse privaatskole gebaseer

124 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Nazi-Duitsland se elite-skole, wat opgestel is om toekomstige leiers van die Derde Ryk op te lei, Britse privaatskole soos Eton en Harrow as hul modelle gebruik, 'n nuwe boek onthul. Die historikus Helen Roche het geskryf....

Unsung hero: how ‘Mr Radio Philips’ helped thousands flee the Nazis

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He helped save more Jewish lives than Oskar Schindler, but while the brave deeds of the German industrialist were known around the world because of an Oscar-winning film, few know the name Jan Zwartendijk, a Dutch rad...

How the ‘art of the insane’ inspired the surrealists – and was twisted by the Nazis

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On a winter’s day in 1898, a stocky young man with a handlebar moustache was hurrying along the banks of a canal in Hamburg, north Germany. Franz Karl Bühler was in a panic, fleeing a gang of mysterious agents who had...

Nazis, fear and violence: when reporting from Berlin was dangerous

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Frederick Augustus Voigt, who was the Manchester Guardian’s Berlin correspondent between 1920 en 1932, did not look like an intrepid reporter. A 1935 portrait by the Bauhaus photographer Lucia Moholy makes it appear ...

Two UK galleries to share portrait of German doctor who resisted Nazis

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A portrait of a German-Jewish doctor who became active in a circle of intellectuals secretly resisting the Nazis has been accepted for the nation in lieu of tax. It was announced on Wednesday that Lovis Corinth’s 1899...

Raid on Dieppe masked secret mission to steal Nazis’ Enigma machine

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Two years after ordering the mass internment of German refugees at the start of the second world war, the British government put a small, elite group of them in military uniforms and sent them on a secret cloak-and-da...

‘I seek a kind person’: the Guardian ad that saved my Jewish father from the Nazis

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Op Woensdag 3 Augustus 1938, a short advertisement appeared on the second page of the Manchester Guardian, under the title “Tuition”. “I seek a kind person who will educate my intelligent Boy, bejaardes 11, Viennese of good...

France to return Klimt painting looted by the Nazis in 1938

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The French government has announced that it will return a Gustav Klimt landscape painting to its rightful owners more than 80 years after it was stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish family in Austria in 1938. The colourf...

Into the Darkness review – a Danish family at war as the Nazis roll in

83 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Veteran film-maker Anders Refn has had top-billing as a director on a few films that aren’t terribly well known beyond his native Denmark. His reputation is mostly built on his long service as an editor with a very im...