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Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program
Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent.

05.03.2015 21:14

‘Anti-Hitler’ Mein Kampf? Germany to republish Nazi leader’s manifesto after 70 years
Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ will be published in Germany for the first time since World War II, though scholars have heavily annotated the 2016 edition, turning the Nazi leader’s infamous manifesto into an “anti-Hitler” text.

20.02.2015 15:28

Estonian Holocaust exhibit ‘outrageous and disgusting example of poor taste’
A Holocaust exhibition in Estonia mocks the victims of the terrible tragedy and is a totally perverted way to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, says Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem.

10.02.2015 11:09

Holocaust exhibit in Estonia prefers laughing at history, triggers mass outrage
A museum in Tartu, Estonia, has sparked condemnation after a very unorthodox approach to Holocaust remembrance: by laughing at it. Among the exhibits is a scandalous video of children playing tag in a gas chamber, minutes before death.

09.02.2015 10:35

​Payback time? Greek PM seeks reparations over Nazi occupation & war-time loan
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, referring to Nazi Germany’s four-year occupation of Greece and a forced war-time loan during World War II that saddled the Greek economy in huge debt, wants Berlin to pay reparations.

09.02.2015 06:40

‘New Iron Curtain emerging along the border of Ukraine and Russia’
70 years after the Yalta Conference that marked the final months of the World War II, Russia is facing a threat of isolation, with President Putin being “demonized” – something that British professor Richard Sakwa considers to be “extremely dangerous.”

08.02.2015 17:19

'Bloodstain on Shell’s name’: Oil giant to use ship named after Nazi war criminal
Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to plough ahead with plans to host a ship named after a Nazi war criminal in UK waters has provoked outrage and despair among Jewish communities and Holocaust memorial groups.

06.02.2015 15:08

Communists want Stalin’s name back on Russian map
Communist Party MPs in the State Duma have prepared an address to the president requesting the city of Volgograd be renamed as Stalingrad, and that Stalin’s name and a monument be given to a Moscow square.

05.02.2015 08:19

'No evidence': 81yo Leningrad siege survivor arrested for $4 butter theft dies in police custody
Police have found no evidence to support allegations that an elderly WWII Leningrad Blockade survivor in St. Petersburg, Russia, shoplifted three packs of butter. The woman died of a suspected heart attack in a police station.

04.02.2015 21:04

Russian nationalists suggest enormous lawsuit against Germany over WWII damages
A lawmaker representing the populist LDPR nationalist party wants to calculate all damages inflicted by Nazi Germany on Russia during World War II, in order to slap Berlin with a lawsuit that could amount to €4 trillion.

03.02.2015 08:03

Calls to protect Babi Yar Nazi victims’ memorial after swastika vandalism
Curators of the Babi Yar Holocaust memorial have urged Ukraine’s Interior Ministry and Kiev police for help after a swastika was drawn in the latest act of vandalism at the place where about 100,000 people were killed during War World II.

02.02.2015 14:00

Upper house blasts rewriting of history, Holocaust denial
Russia’s Federation Council has passed a statement calling upon world politicians to prevent attempts to rewrite history and blame the Soviet Union for the start of WWII.

29.01.2015 08:29