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Former Auschwitz medic, 93, arrested in Germany

German police have arrested a former Nazi medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp, on multiple charges of aiding and abetting murder, prosecutors said Tuesday. The 93-year-old, who was arrested at his home near Neubrandenburg north of Berlin, underwent a medical checkup before he faced a judge and was taken into pre-trial detention. The former SS member allegedly assisted in the mass murder of prisoners who arrived on eight transports from Germany, Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia in September 1944.

Hitler-signed 'Mein Kampf' copies sell for $65,000

Two rare copies of "Mein Kampf" signed by the young Nazi leader Adolf Hitler went under the hammer for $64,850 Thursday in Los Angeles, auctioneers said. The two-volume set -- a first edition and a second edition -- of the future German Fuehrer's political manifesto had been estimated to go for $20-25,000 in a sale organized by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Eleven people bid for the volumes, both signed by Hitler and dedicated to Josef Bauer, an early Nazi party member and a leader of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch bid to overthrow the Bavarian government.

Three suspected former Auschwitz guards arrested in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Three suspected former guards of the Auschwitz death camp run by the Nazis during World War Two have been arrested in southwestern Germany, the public prosecutor's office in Stuttgart said on Thursday. it said the three accused, aged 88, 92 and 94 years old, are believed to have been involved in the murder of prisoners at Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Germany arrests three suspected former Auschwitz guards

Germany has arrested three suspected former SS guards of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in a series of home raids across three states, prosecutors said Thursday. Israel's Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center praised the police action and said prosecutions should be expedited "to maximise justice while still possible". "The passage of time in no way diminishes the guilt of the killers," said the centre's Efraim Zuroff. "Old age should not protect those who helped run the largest death camp in human history."

Germany arrests 3 suspected former Auschwitz guards

Germany has arrested three suspected former SS guards of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in a series of home raids across three states, prosecutors said Thursday. The three men remanded in custody Wednesday were aged 88, 92 and 94 and lived in the southwestern state of Baden-Wurttemberg, said prosecutors in the city of Stuttgart. They are suspected of having participated in murders at the Nazis' Auschwitz extermination camp in occupied Poland where more than one million people were killed in World War II.

Films shine new light on darkness of Holocaust

Filmmakers using long-lost or forgotten material are shining new light on the Holocaust, from the Nazi death camps to the private life of a chief architect of the "Final Solution". In a year that marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, three new documentaries at the Berlin film festival this week help illuminate the darkest chapter of German history. One of them, with the sober title "German Concentration Camps Factual Survey", takes an unflinching look at the atrocities committed at camps such as Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald and Auschwitz.

Himmler's private documents resurface in Israel

Hundreds of private letters, notes and photographs belonging to Hitler's henchman Heinrich Himmler have been found in Israel, a German newspaper reported Saturday. Himmler, a visceral anti-Semite who was chief of the SS and German police, played a key role in the elimination of all opposition to Hitler and implementation of the Holocaust: the concentration camps were under his authority. The personal documents belong to a private collection in Tel Aviv, said Die Welt, which possesses copies of them.

Vienna Philharmonic revokes honors to Nazis

By Georgina Prodhan VIENNA (Reuters) - The famed Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has revoked awards it made during Hitler's rule to six leading Nazis, as it quietly responds to criticism of the way it has dealt with its past. The symbolic move, decided in October but not publicly announced, follows the Philharmonic's publication earlier this year of details of its conduct during the Nazi era, which it revealed for the first time.

Museum takes possession of long-lost Nazi diary

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum took possession Tuesday of a Nazi war criminal's long-lost diary and posted it online to help researchers decipher the thinking behind Adolf Hitler's "final solution." The Rosenberg Diary, kept by a confidant of Adolf Hitler whose racist theories underpinned Nazi Germany's annihilation of six million Jews and five million others, had been missing since the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials ended in 1946.

Museum takes possession of long-lost Nazi diary

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum took possession Tuesday of a Nazi war criminal's long-lost diary and posted it online to help researchers understand the thinking behind Adolf Hitler's mass extermination of Jews. The Rosenberg Diary, kept by a confidant of Adolf Hitler whose racist theories underpinned Nazi Germany's annihilation of six million Jews and five million others, had been missing since the Nuremberg war crimes trials ended in 1946.
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