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The Hippest New Coifführer: 'Hitler Youth' Haircut

Some tastemakers prefer to call it by another name...

(Newser) - It's the latest retro look to come back into fashion, a haircut that seems like something out of Boardwalk Empire, or a cut J. Edgar Hoover sported, or a style embraced by ... Nazi Germany? Yes, the clean-cut look—buzzed short on the sides, the longer top slicked back with... More »

Glenn Beck: Norway Victims Just Like Hitler Youth

Compares youth camp to notorious Nazi wing

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has prompted outrage yet again, this time for comparing teenage victims of the Norway shooting rampage to Hitler youth. The right-wing radio host said the Labor Party's camp on Utoya Island— where 68 people were shot last week —is eerily similar to the Nazis' juvenile branch,... More »

Pope Talks About Life Under Nazis

Benedict XVI calls it a 'dark time'

(Newser) - German-born Pope Benedict XVI rarely talks about when he was conscripted into the Hitler Youth as a teen. But yesterday, in an audience with a German Catholic group, Benedict made a rare mention of life under the Nazis, calling it a "dark time," reports the AP . "It... More »

Hitler Youth Reached Out to Brit Boy Scouts

Young Nazis hosted cycling tours, camps

(Newser) - Hitler's Nazi Youth organization created cycling tours and other activities in a bid to win over British Boy Scouts, reveals just-released UK intelligence files. Boy Scouts participated in the tours and attended camps run by Nazi Youth on British soil in 1937, according to the documents. MI-5 agents alerted officials... More »

Pope Recalls Holocaust Horrors, Forgets Jews

Benedict XVI has testy relationship with Jewish community

(Newser) - Pope Benedict XVI recognized the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II today by paying tribute to Poles and the “tragedy of the Holocaust,” but did not mention its Jewish victims, the New York Times reports. The omission may further strain relations between Jewish leaders and... More »

Aide Admits Pope's Hitler Youth Past— With Explanation

Played 'no role in his life,' says spokesman

(Newser) - Pope Benedict's chief spokesman baffled many yesterday by insisting that the pontiff had never been in the Hitler Youth group, despite the Pope's own biography saying he was a member, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The Pope was never in the Hitler Youth, never, never, never,'' Father Federico... More »

Pundit's Pontificating Draws Fire

Maher sorry for Nazi jibe, but Catholics want scalp over cult remarks

(Newser) - Not for the first time, people are calling for Bill Maher's head—in this case for taking pot shots at Pope Benedict XVI on his HBO show. "If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader,"... More »

Hitler Youth HQ to Become Posh Club

British investor will remodel and reopen long-fallow building

(Newser) - An idling behemoth in Berlin that has housed both the Hitler Youth and the East German Communist Party will soon become a swanky media club, complete with a 42-seat theater, a swimming pool and upscale bars. A secretive British investor recently bought the Bauhaus landmark, and hopes to open a... More »

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