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Hugo Boss 'Sorry' for Founder's Nazi Past

Book on company's wartime history released

(Newser) - After the end of World War II, Hugo Boss said he had supported the Nazis to keep the company he founded afloat. But the fashion firm has admitted that there was another reason: He was a big fan of the Nazis. Boss—who was Hitler's favorite tailor and supplied... More »

Holocaust Trial Begins for 97-Year-Old

Former Hungary captain accused of killing civilians

(Newser) - What could be one of the last major Holocaust trials in history is under way in Hungary, reports the BBC . War crimes prosecutors accuse 97-year-old Sandor Kepiro of participating in the deaths of more than 30 civilians in Serbia in 1942 while he was a Hungarian police captain. Kepiro denies... More »

Report: US Gave Nazis 'Safe Haven'

DOJ findings on Nazis in America after war

(Newser) - In the aftermath of World War II, numerous Nazis turned to an unlikely safe haven: the United States of America. The New York Times has obtained a hotly sought-after Justice Department report, which Justice itself tried to block for four years, that details the US government's twisted and complex past... More »

Nazi Hitman Goes on Trial

88-year-old who killed Dutch civilians faces German court

(Newser) - A Dutch Nazi collaborator who killed his countrymen in reprisals for anti-German actions has gone on trial in Germany. Heinrich Boere, 88, has admitted gunning down three civilians as part of a Waffen SS death squad. He fled to Germany after the war and dodged extradition attempts for years. Prosecutors... More »

While France Suffered, Nazis Flocked to Brothels

(Newser) - As France starved under Germany’s thumb, Nazi officers showered the mademoiselles of Paris’ finest brothels with cash, chocolates, and looted art. Such “horizontal collaboration” defined the golden age of French prostitution as described in a new book, the Daily Mail reports. The author argues that, far from engaging... More »

Deported Ex-Nazi Goes Free in Austria

Concentration camp guard can't be prosecuted there

(Newser) - Austria says there’s no way it can prosecute Josias Kumpf, the 83-year-old ex-Nazi guard the US shipped its way yesterday, Reuters reports. “We have always pointed out to the United States that he cannot be charged here,” said an Austrian justice ministry spokeswoman. Kumpf has admitted to... More »

US Deports Former Nazi Guard to Austria

83-year-old Wis. resident took part in massacre of 42K

(Newser) - A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp who participated in a mass slaughter of prisoners has been deported from Wisconsin to Austria, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Immigration officials today sent Josias Kumpf, 83, back to his homeland, where his fate is unclear. He had lived in the US... More »

Bruni Sorry for Nazi Outburst

First lady compared website editors to collaborationists

(Newser) - France's first lady of less than 2 weeks has already had her first run-in with the media, after incautiously comparing a gossip website with Nazi collaborators, reports the Independent. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy yesterday apologized for an interview in which she denounced a website that printed a dubious item about her new... More »

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