Posts Tagged ‘Nazi’

Vatican opening archives on Holocaust-era pope Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Pope Francis says the Vatican archives on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII will be opened next year. Pius’s role – helping or ignoring the plight of Jews during the holocaust – has been much debated. On the one hand, he has often been criticised by Jews for his apparent silence during the holocaust. On the other, Read more

Artwork stolen by Nazis returned to Poland by grandson Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The Nazis stole thousands of artworks from museums and castles in Poland during World War II. Many have been lost forever. But some of the looted pieces are now being repatriated. One of these has been returned by Ulrich Gauer, whose grandfather was with the occupying German army in Poland during the second world war. Read more

Aborting sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Aborting sick and disabled children reflects a Nazi eugenics mentality, says Pope Francis. Speaking to members of the Forum of Family Associations on Saturday, Francis decried the “fashion” for prenatal testing of an unborn child’s health with a view to aborting those that are sick or disabled. He told the Forum this practice is “the Read more

Paintings returned to Nazi refugees’ descendants Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018

France has returned three 16th-century oil paintings to the descendants of a German-Jewish couple. The couple sold the artwork to flee the Nazis. On Monday, France’s culture minister, Francoise Nyssen, handed the paintings over to Henrietta Schubert and Chris Bromberg, who are descendants of Herta and Henry Bromberg. The handover was made during an official Read more

Nazi genocide research leads to priest’s award Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A French priest has received a human rights award for research uncovering millions of previously unaccounted-for Nazi genocide victims. Father Patrick Desbois was awarded the Lantos Foundation’s Human Rights Prize last week for being a “vital voice standing up for the values of decency, dignity, freedom, and justice.” The prize is named after a Holocaust Read more

Believe it or not – Nazi holocaust was hidden from staff Comments 0

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Nazi holocaust plans and executions were hidden from staff of top-ranking Nazis, Joseph Goebbels personal secretary, Brunhild Pomsel says. Pomsel has opened up about her life working for Adolf Hitler’s infamous minister of propaganda — and insists the mass extermination of Jews was carefully hidden from her and her co-workers. “I know no one ever Read more

The Iran agreement and visiting a Nazi death camp Comments 2

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Let me tell you where I was when I learned about the Iran deal: I was leaving Treblinka. My wife and I have just returned from a journey to Poland for parents of United Synagogue Youth members. We visited Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz and Lublin — with pilgrimages to the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek and Treblinka. We visited the Polin Museum of Read more

Swastikas on Christmas tree decorations Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Wartime Nazi Christmas decorations have sparked outrage after appearing on an online auction site. The four Christmas tree baubles, described as “fancy,” are red with the Nazi Swastika painted in the centre of a white circle. For sale on the Czech Republic website Aukro, the seller – who identifies himself as Anti95 and is from Read more

How Denmark saved its Jews from the Nazis Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

They left at night, thousands of Jewish families, setting out by car, bicycle, streetcar or train. They left the Danish cities they had long called home and fled to the countryside, which was unfamiliar to many of them. Along the way, they found shelter in the homes of friends or business partners, squatted in abandoned Read more

The forgotten victims of Nazi euthanasia Comments 0

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

German historian Götz Aly is an expert on euthanasia during the Nazi era. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses why many accepted the murder of the handicapped and mentally ill, and how his own daughter has shaped his views on how the disabled should be treated today. Some 200,000 people who were mentally ill or Read more