Adolf Hitler

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Activists Sorry for Using Remains of Holocaust Victims

Needless to say, the stunt did not go over well

(Newser) - An activist group has apologized to Jewish organizations outraged over their use of purported Holocaust victims’ remains in an installation outside Germany’s parliament building meant to draw attention to the perils of far-right extremism. The Center for Political Beauty, an activist group known for provocative stunts, installed an urn... More »

He Bought Hitler's Top Hat, and Has a Plan for It

Abdallah Chatila will donate items to Jewish group

(Newser) - A Swiss-based real estate mogul who was fearful of Adolf Hitler's top hat and other Nazi items falling "into the wrong hands" did something about it, reports the BBC —and it cost him a pretty penny. After reading about Jewish groups who tried and failed to prevent... More »

Town Finds New Use for Hitler's Birth House

Austrian building will become police station

(Newser) - The building where Adolf Hitler came into this world will not become a shrine to Nazism, authorities in Austria have vowed. Officials say the 500-year-old house in Braunau am Inn, which the government expropriated after a lengthy legal battle , is going to become a police station, the BBC reports. The... More »

Long Battle Ends With Austria Buying Hitler's Birthplace

Government wants to prevent site becoming a neo-Nazi destination

(Newser) - "For peace, freedom and democracy," reads a stone memorial outside a three-story building in a small Austrian town. "Never again fascism. Millions dead are a warning." The memorial is there because on the second floor of that building, in 1889, Adolf Hitler was born. To prevent... More »

In a 16-Inch Coffin, the Grim Remains of WWII

Tissue samples from executed prisoners were found in 2016

(Newser) - The coffin that was buried in Berlin on Monday measured only 16 inches long. Inside were more than 300 pieces of human tissue, the majority of which measured about 0.2 inches square. The AP reports they're the microscopic remains of some of the more than 2,800 people... More »

'Abominable': Congressman Links Democrats, Nazis

Mo Brooks isn't alone in calling Hitler a 'socialist'

(Newser) - Politico is pointing out that the National Socialist German Workers' Party, aka the Nazi Party, "was fascist, not socialist—the opposite end of the political universe from socialists" following what it calls an "inane debate" among members of Congress. It began Monday as Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks... More »

For Sale: Alleged Hitler Paintings. No One's Buying

5 watercolors go unsold at German auction house amid concern they could be fakes

(Newser) - Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes, reports the AP . The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported Sunday that no bids were received... More »

Trudeau: Hitler Tested Us. Canada 'Failed Miserably'

PM apologizes for Canada's 1939 decision to turn away German Jews

(Newser) - In June 1939, more than 900 German Jews fleeing persecution by the Nazis were forced to return to Europe, including 254 who'd later die in concentration camps. Traveling aboard the MS St. Louis, they'd been turned away by the US and Cuba before a group of Canadians urged... More »

'Curse of the Worst Family Name' Lives On

Hitler's great-nephew describes broken engagement in interview

(Newser) - Hitler became Hiller, then Stuart-Houston. The name changes allowed Adolf Hitler's last living descendants on his father's side to keep a quiet life in New York, the New York Post reports via German newspaper Bild , which recently visited Hitler's three great-nephews on Long Island. Sons of Hitler'... More »

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Dies Without Ever Serving Sentence

Oskar Gröning was tried and convicted of being an accessory to 300K murders

(Newser) - A Nazi serviceman dubbed the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" for his role as an accountant at the death camp has died without ever serving out the sentence he received upon being convicted as an accessory to 300,000 murders. Oskar Gröning was 96 when he died Friday at a... More »

Bell With Swastika, Hitler Honors to Remain in Church

German councilors say it will be a memorial against injustice; others aren't so sure

(Newser) - A church bell marked with a swastika and a German phrase translating to "Everything for the Fatherland—Adolf Hitler" will remain hanging in the village in Germany, despite fears it could draw neo-Nazi groups. Councilors in Herxheim am Berg, some 60 miles southwest of Frankfurt, voted 10-3 Monday to... More »

Poland Jolted by Secret Forest Birthday Party for Hitler

Hidden cameras captured neo-Nazis wearing SS uniforms, raising a toast

(Newser) - An undercover expose of Polish neo-Nazis celebrating Adolf Hitler in a nighttime forest ceremony has sparked widespread revulsion in Poland, a country where Hitler's regime murdered millions of people in concentration camps, ghettos, and in the bombing of cities. Leaders have condemned the extremists and launched an investigation that... More »

No One Willing to Pay Enough for Hitler's Mercedes

Winning bid of $7M was rejected

(Newser) - Worldwide Auctioneers—as per CNBC —calls it "the most historically significant automobile ever offered for public sale." More accurately, it's now the most historically significant automobile ever to fail to publicly sell. The Arizona Republic reports a "Super Mercedes" that Adolf Hitler apparently rode in... More »

Auction House Asks That You Not Judge This Car Too Harshly

Hitler rode in it, but 'it did not choose its user or its use'

(Newser) - It's being called "the most historically significant automobile ever offered for public sale": the 1939 "Super Mercedes" once occupied by a standing Adolf Hitler. The AFP reports just four of the Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser models were built, and the one being put up for sale in Arizona... More »

Saudi Crown Prince Blasts 'the New Hitler'

Mohammed bin Salman says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's influence must be curtailed

(Newser) - Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are creeping ever higher, with the Saudi crown prince referring to Iran's supreme leader as "the new Hitler" in an interview with the New York Times . Mohammed bin Salman also suggested Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's influence in the Middle East needed to... More »

In US Army Vault, 'Heinous' Art Includes a Hitler Bust

Andrew Beaujon explores Nazi art collection at Fort Belvoir

(Newser) - Getting to the 3-foot bust of Adolf Hitler, taken from his mountaintop retreat known as the Eagle's Nest, was a monthslong effort. Even on the day that Andrew Beaujon would set his eyes upon it, he had to pass through a security gate, drive a mile to its host... More »

No More Selfies With Hitler: Museum Caves to Protests

Indonesian museum said visitors loved taking selfies with the Nazi leader

(Newser) - An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz extermination camp has removed the exhibit after protests, the AP reports. The De Mata Trick Eye Museum's marketing officer said the statue was removed Friday night... More »

One Snub of Hitler May Have Changed History

If German Socialists had accepted him, he might not have joined Nazis, says historian

(Newser) - A snub appears to have led Adolf Hitler to the Nazi party. A historian is making the case that the most reviled dictator in history first tried to join the German Socialist party but was rejected, the Guardian reports. If the German Socialists, another far-right party, had taken him, Hitler... More »

Japanese Deputy PM's Ideas on Hitler Not Well-Received

Taro Aso is apologizing after saying Hitler's 'motive was right'

(Newser) - Japan's deputy prime minister is backpedaling hard after suggesting Adolf Hitler had the right motives for murdering millions of people. During an address to members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Yokohama on Tuesday, Taro Aso used Hitler as an example of how politicians are judged by their... More »

Court Rules on Seizure of Hitler's Childhood Home

It was legal, court says; the owner is expected to appeal

(Newser) - Austria's highest court on Friday ruled the government was within its rights to seize the house where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 after its owner refused to sell it, saying the move was needed to give the state full control over plans to reduce its attraction... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB