Not a surprising conclusion, really. And Britain has no room to be smug, either, given the Daily Mail fawned over Hitler and our dear departed Queen was taught the Nazi salute by her uncle.
Transphobes get offended when they’re compared to the Nazis. But history shows how fair that comparison has become.
As many as 746 murders and attempted murders, over a 21 year period, may be linked to a German neo-Nazi group.
The investigation stretches back to 1990, the year of German reunification. A surge of racist violence followed, particularly in the formerly communist east and poorer parts of the west.
It ends with cases from 2011. Late that year, the self-styled National Socialist Underground emerged as alleged suspects behind the murder of eight Turkish men, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The group, whose sole surviving alleged member is currently on trial, also is suspected of carrying out two bombings in which dozens of people were injured.
A collection of 1,500 artworks confiscated by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s has been found in the German city of Munich, media reports say.
The trove is believed to include works by Matisse, Picasso and Chagall, the news magazine Focus reports.
I started a story a while back that was going to have looted art as a plot point, but then shelved it thinking it wasn’t relevant any more. Perhaps not.
It sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones film: a 1,000-year-old ancient Buddhist statue which was first recovered by a Nazi expedition in 1938 has been analyzed by scientists and has been found to be carved from a meteorite. The findings, published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, reveal the priceless statue to be a rare ataxite class of meteorite.
In the 1930s, to look after the bottom line (Germany had been one of the biggest film markets in the world) Hollywood studios bowed to Nazi pressure and censored movies that might give the wrong message about the country.
At least, that’s what you’re supposed to conclude from this article. The war profiteering of German industry should have been more harshly punished, and there are a lot of wrongs committed in the Second World War that will never be righted. But using them for some specious argument against the EU is a bit much.
Anophtalmus hitleri, AKA the “eyeless Hitler” beetle, is under threat from neo-Nazis who collect them as mementoes of the dictator. Named by a Nazi entomologist in the 1930s, the species only exists in one habitat- a cave in Slovenia and examples are currently selling for as much as £680.