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A Nazi Salute Prompts Apology From DC Restaurant

Maggiano's says it didn't know dinner was for white nationalists

(Newser) - A private banquet dinner, a reality-TV star, and a tweet showing a Nazi salute have placed a DC Italian restaurant in the center of controversy. Maggiano's Little Italy hosted a dinner Friday for a group that had a conference in DC the next day, apparently without knowing the group... More »

Kansas House Leader Points to 'Great Quote From Hitler'

Peggy Mast says she meant to link Hitler and Planned Parenthood

(Newser) - Praising Hitler is never a good move, even more so when you're a high-ranking state lawmaker. And yet: Kansas' House Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast described a quote from Hitler as "profound" in a since-removed Facebook post on Thursday. "Great quote from Hitler in the video,"... More »

High School Apologizes for 'Hitler' Football Play

Conn. team ran onto field yelling 'Hitler' with their fingers over their top lips

(Newser) - The headmaster of a Connecticut high school has apologized after its football team named one of its plays "Hitler." The AP reports Chris Winters, of Greenwich High School, issued the apology Friday. He called the designation offensive and said the practice has been stopped. A Trumbull mother tells... More »

Early Hitler Biography Likely Had Surprise Author: Hitler

Historian says he wrote 1923 book praising himself as a savior

(Newser) - Adolf Hitler's manipulation of the German people may have begun long before he came to power. Back in 1923, when he was the leader of a fledgling Nazi party, a biography surfaced calling him Germany's savior and comparing him to Jesus. Adolf Hitler: His Life and His Speeches... More »

Yep, the Rumors Are True: Hitler Only Had One Testicle

A German professor says medical records from 1923 can put the rumors to rest

(Newser) - Good news for the many on the planet weirdly fascinated by rumors about Adolf Hitler's genitals: It has long been suggested that Hitler only had one testicle—there's even a British schoolyard song that mocks him for it—and that it was a shrapnel casualty in World War... More »

'One of Best Relics of the Third Reich' Returns to Germany

2-volume 'Mein Kampf' edition with 3,500 annotations meant to 'shatter the myth'

(Newser) - An attempt to put Adolf Hitler's most famous written rants in context will be on the market in January, thanks to a three-year effort by a group of Munich historians. Ending a 70-year ban on publishing Mein Kampf in German, the team from the Institute for Contemporary History will... More »

Giant Hitler Head Pops Up in Polish Garden

This one's made of marble and stands 20 inches high

(Newser) - It was just another day of typical garden work at a Polish museum when a worker's shovel clanked against something hard buried in the ground. The find: a 20-inch-high marble sculpture of the head of one Adolf Hitler, AFP reports. "Somebody made an effort to properly hide it,... More »

Telegram That Riled Hitler in Final Days Sells at Auction

Some think message from Goering helped drive him to suicide

(Newser) - An important piece of World War II history sold at auction this week—a telegram to Hitler from aide Hermann Goering that angered the fuhrer so much some think it helped drive him to suicide. And the crazy part is that the telegram got scooped up by an American soldier... More »

Tragic Tale of the German Who Wouldn't Salute Hitler

Ex-Nazi August Landmesser's life was torn apart after refusing to do a 'Sieg Heil'

(Newser) - Look at the black-and-white photo taken at a 1936 Nazi rally in Hamburg, Germany, and you'll see a wave of unbroken "Sieg Heil" salutes to Hitler, in town to christen a new German navy vessel, per Business Insider . Look even more closely, though, and you'll spot one... More »

Teacher Asks Sixth-Graders to Compare Bush, Hitler

DC school district sorry about homework assignment

(Newser) - The DC school district has apologized to parents over a doozy of a sixth-grade homework assignment: A teacher asked the kids to compare and contrast Hitler and George W. Bush, NBC Washington reports. With Venn diagrams, of course. It seems the class was studying war and peace, and the unidentified... More »

Infamous Hitler 'Diaries' Resurface

Famed forgeries going to Germany's Federal Archives

(Newser) - Botched exclusives are clearly not a 21st-century invention: Germany's Stern magazine stepped in it big time in 1983, when it published passages from Hitler's never-before-seen diaries. Except the 62 notebooks, which the magazine paid about $6 million for in today's dollars, were fakes. Konrad Kujau, the... More »

Before Hitler, Who Was History's Worst Person?

The Pharaoh of Exodus, as it turns out

(Newser) - Nowadays, a quick way to get yourself in the news is to compare someone to Hitler . But, prior to Hitler, who was generally accepted to be history's most evil person? It's a complicated question because, as Brian Palmer explains in Slate , "hatred was more local and short-lived... More »

Secret Nazi Codes Litter Germany

Secret numbers, letters express movement support: Expert

(Newser) - Swastikas may be outlawed in Germany, but that doesn't mean that neo-Nazi signs have disappeared. Coded letters, numbers, and other symbols communicate support of the extremist philosophy among those "in the know" in German society, reports Der Spiegel. The numbers 14 and 88, for example, which can be... More »

Tea Party Must Drop the Hitler Comparisons

Germans not amused by 'ignorant' name-dropping

(Newser) - The Tea Party and its supporters should keep their hands off German history, argues Charles Hawley for Der Spiegel . It seems many of them can't stop themselves from comparing Barack Obama to Hitler , or talking about death panels , or, in one case, dressing up like a Nazi , he writes. And... More »

Sicilians See Red Over Pink Hitler Billboards

Ad offensive to our sensibilities: politicians

(Newser) - Giant billboards with Adolf Hitler wearing a pink uniform and a red heart in place of the swastika on his armband is driving Italians crazy. "Change Style—Don't Follow Your Leader," say the ads for a clothing line plastered in Palermo. A spokeswoman for the ad agency said... 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 »

Oliver Stone: 'Hitler Was a Scapegoat'

Maybe Stalin wasn't so bad, either, says Hollywood bad boy

(Newser) - Bad boy lefty film director Oliver Stone is stirring up the pot again, this time with his controversial comments that Adlof Hitler was a "scapegoat." Hitler "is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it's been used cheaply," he said at a press conference with critics where... More »

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