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Germany Wants to House People in Old Nazi Camp

'Tasteless' Schwerte plan condemned

(Newser) - A rise in the number of people seeking asylum in Germany has led to huge anti-immigration rallies —and left one local authority so short of accommodations that it says it has to house asylum seekers in a former outpost of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Authorities in Schwerte in western... More »

Philadelphia Man, 89, Held on Nazi War Crimes

Johann Breyer was a guard at Auschwitz

(Newser) - An 89-year-old Philadelphia man may be headed back to Germany to face charges that he helped the Nazis slaughter Jews at Nazi death camps, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . Johann Breyer, a native of the former Czechoslovakia, was arrested yesterday at his home by federal authorities and now faces an extradition... More »

Obama Rips Holocaust Deniers at Buchenwald

(Newser) - President Obama blasted Holocaust deniers today on a tour of a Nazi concentration camp, Reuters reports. At Buchenwald, Germany, the president called Holocaust denial “baseless, ignorant and hateful.” Obama did not mention Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by name, but after Iran's president called the Holocaust a "great deception" ... More »

Obama Visits Buchenwald

Great-uncle helped free Buchenwald

(Newser) - President Obama toured the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald today, the BBC reports. “These sites have not lost their horror with the passage of time,” said Obama, accompanied on his visit by German chancellor Angela Merkel and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Obama noted that his great-uncle, part of the... More »

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