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NBA Player's Selfie: 'lol #Holocaust'

No one's laughing out loud; Danny Green later apologized and rewrote the tweet

(Newser) - San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green visited Berlin's Holocaust Memorial yesterday, snapped a selfie, and provoked no small amount of outrage with this caption: "You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust." Green is in Berlin for an exhibition game against Alba Berlin, but... More »

Thousands of WWII War Crimes Records Unveiled

Holocaust Museum makes digital archive available to public

(Newser) - From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files—files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public. The... More »

'Italian Schindler' Likely Sent Jews to Auschwitz

John Paul II called Giovanni Palatucci a martyr

(Newser) - Washington's Holocaust Museum is taking down a display on a man once called the "Italian Schindler" for reportedly helping rescue thousands of Jews: It seems Giovanni Palatucci, whose legacy prompted Pope John Paul II dub him a martyr, may actually have worked with the Nazis in sending Jews... More »

Top Nazi's Long-Lost Diary Found ... in Buffalo

Rosenberg papers to shed new light on Third Reich

(Newser) - The secrets of top Hitler aide Alfred Rosenberg may soon be revealed, 67 years after he ended up at the end of a rope for his leading role in the Holocaust. Some 400 pages from Rosenberg's diary vanished after the Nuremberg war crimes trials where he was sentenced to... More »

Holocaust Far Worse Than We Thought

Museum research greatly raises number of camps, ghettos

(Newser) - No doubt you've heard of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and the Warsaw Ghetto, but probably not the Munchen-Schwabing camp in Germany. It was perhaps the smallest slave-labor camp run by the Nazis, with maybe a dozen people there at a time forced into manual labor, writes Eric Lichtblau in the New ... More »

Holocaust Survivors to Live On ... as Holograms

3D likenesses will be able to answer questions

(Newser) - Holocaust survivors' estimated average age is 79, but researchers and activists are making sure they'll be telling their stories two decades from now, and beyond—in person. Well, almost. The University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation is working with the school's Institute for Creative Technologies (whose resumé... More »

Accused Holocaust Museum Shooter Dies

James von Brunn dead at 89 in prison hospital

(Newser) - The 89-year-old man accused of a deadly shooting at the Holocaust museum in Washington has died in a prison hospital, a government official says. James von Brunn reportedly died at a federal complex in Butner, North Carolina. He had been awaiting trial for the killing of security guard Stephen T.... More »

Museum Shooter: 'I Swore to Defend My Country'

Von Brunn was on suicide mission, prosecutor says

(Newser) - James von Brunn planned to die himself when he opened fire at the Holocaust Museum in June, an assault he planned well in advance to spread the word that the Holocaust was a hoax, prosecutors say. Von Brunn, 89, appeared in court for the first time today to answer charges... More »

Holocaust Museum Shooter Indicted

Von Brunn faces death penalty on first-degree murder charges in DC

(Newser) - The 89-year-old man who shot and killed a guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum last month was charged today with first-degree murder, killing in a federal building, and bias-motivated crime, among other accusations, the Washington Post reports. If convicted, James von Brunn faces life in prison, though four of the... More »

Museum Shooter's Son Wishes Dad Were Dead

(Newser) - The son of alleged Holocaust Museum killer James von Brunn wishes his father, rather than a "brave" security guard, had died this week, the Washington Post reports. "I cannot express enough how deeply sorry I am" that museum guard Stephen Johns died "and not my... More »

Defying Hate, Visitors Return to Holocaust Museum

Museum staff 'more dedicated than ever' after guard's murder

(Newser) - The National Holocaust Museum opened its doors again yesterday after a day of mourning for slain security guard Stephen Johns and hundreds of visitors lined up for admission, the Washington Post reports. Visitors, including families and school groups from around the country, spoke of their determination to defy the hatred... More »

Extremist UK Party Linked to Museum Shooter

Von Brunn attended fundraisers in US for whites-only BNP

(Newser) - Alleged Holocaust Museum shooter James von Brunn has links to the British National Party, the whites-only extremist bloc that won two seats in the European Parliament in last week's vote, reports the Guardian. Von Brunn attended fundraising meetings of an American affiliate of the group, although he is not believed... More »

Von Brunn's Digital Trail Disappears

Web page, message board rants removed after suspect named

(Newser) - James von Brunn's online presence began to vanish within hours after he was named as the suspect in the Holocaust Museum shooting Wednesday, the Washington Post reports. Users trying to access his personal website received an error message, his user bio on Wikipedia was pulled, and the Free Republic message... More »

Right Rips Smith for Warning on Right-Wing Violence

Conservatives call for head of Fox anchor

(Newser) - Conservatives are calling for the head of Shepard Smith after the Fox anchor suggested that the Holocaust Museum shooting backs up a Homeland Security report warning of a rise in right-wing extremism, Gawker reports. Right-wing bloggers labeled Smith a "pompous elitist" and said he should be fired, while Rush... More »

Museum Shooter Charged With Murder

Slain guard opened door as courtesy to von Brunn, 88

(Newser) - The suspect in yesterday’s Holocaust Museum shooting has been charged with murder, the AP reports, and could face the death penalty; hate-crime charges are also possible. Slain security guard Stephen Johns was opening the door for James von Brunn when the 88-year-old fatally shot him, CNN adds; guards fired... More »

Museum Shooter Was Growing Despondent

Struggling Von Brunn warned people that they wouldn't see him again

(Newser) - Acquaintances of James von Brunn say the 88-year-old man who witnesses saw open fire in the Holocaust Memorial Museum had grown increasingly unhappy in recent weeks, reports the Washington Post. One fellow white separatist said von Brunn "was barely making it" after his Social Security payments were cut, which... More »

'Gentle Giant' Mourned After Museum Shooting

'Outstanding' guard hailed as a hero

(Newser) - Colleagues at the National Holocaust Museum remember slain security guard Stephen Johns as unfailingly courteous and friendly, the Washington Post reports. The 39-year-old guard was killed in the line of duty yesterday when a gunman walked into the museum and opened fire. "There are no words to express our... More »

DHS Report on Target: Domestic Nuts on Rise

(Newser) - Today's shooting at the Holocaust museum, on the heels of the murder of an abortion provider, is bringing renewed attention to a Homeland Security report issued in April that warned of a rise in exactly these kinds of attacks, Politico reports. At the time, critics including Rush Limbaugh blasted the... More »

Shooter Tried to 'Arrest' Fed Members in 1981

Von Brunn served 6 years in prison

(Newser) - Details about the twisted past of the elderly man who killed a guard at the US Holocaust Museum continues to surface. In a bizarre incident in 1981, James von Brunn, then 62, stormed into the Federal Reserve's headquarters in DC armed with two guns, a knife, and a fake bomb,... More »

Ex-Wife: Museum Shooter's Racism 'Ate Him Alive'

He said he would 'go out with boots on'

(Newser) - The white supremacist who allegedly opened fire in the US Holocaust Museum today, killing a security guard, has a hatred of Jews and blacks that “ate him alive like a cancer,” his ex-wife tells the New York Daily News. She said James von Brunn—news reports have differed... More »

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