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Austrian Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 9 Years

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Austrian court has convicted a well-known member of the far-right to nine years in prison for propagating Nazi ideology online, in violation of the country’s strict anti-Nazi laws. Gottfried Kuessel, who had been arrested in April 2011, was sentenced late Thursday in Vienna. Two convicted accomplices were given lesser sentences — seven years and […]

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Dutch Nazi War Criminal Klaus Faber Dies at 90

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center said Monday that fugitive Dutch war criminal Klaus Carel Faber has died at age 90. The center said Faber died last week in a hospital the southern German city of Ingolstadt. Faber, a member of the Nazi SS, was sentenced to death in 1947 for murdering more than 20 Dutch […]

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UN Court Rules Against Italy’s Nazi Compensation Claims

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ highest court has ordered Italy to annul all compensation claims against Germany for Nazi war crimes committed during World War Two. The International Court of Justice ruled Friday in a 12-to-three vote that Italy’s courts were wrong to allow victims of Nazi atrocities to claim compensation from Germany, because it has legal […]

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UN Court Rules Against Italy’s Nazi Compensation Claims

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ highest court has ordered Italy to annul all compensation claims against Germany for Nazi war crimes committed during World War Two. The International Court of Justice ruled Friday that Italy’s courts were wrong to allow victims of Nazi atrocities to claim compensation from Germany, because it has legal immunity from lawsuits in […]

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Nazi Hunters Launch Drive to Find Remaining War Criminals

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Jewish human rights organization, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has launched a new campaign to find and prosecute missing Nazi war criminals while they are still alive. The director of the center, Efraim Zuroff, told a news conference in Berlin Wednesday the new operation will offer rewards of up to $32,000 for tips leading to […]

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Nazi Hunters Launch Drive to Find Remaining War Criminals

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Jewish human rights organization, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has launched a new campaign to find and prosecute missing Nazi war criminals while they are still alive. The director of the center, Efraim Zuroff, told a news conference in Berlin Wednesday the new operation will offer rewards of up to $32,000 for tips leading to […]

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German Prosecutors Reopen Investigations into Hundreds of Nazi Death-Camp Guards

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors have reopened the case files of hundreds of former Nazi death-camp guards under a new precedent set by the conviction of John Demjanjuk. The Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk, who is now 91, was a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Poland. In May, he was sentenced to five years in prison as an accessory […]

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Immigration Appeals Panel Upholds Deportation of Ex-Ukrainian Nazi

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. immigration appeals panel has upheld the deportation order against a Ukrainian man accused of murdering Jews during World War II. A judge in January ordered 90-year-old John Kalymon to leave the country. The Justice Department says Kalymon rounded up and shot Jews when he volunteered for the Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian Auxiliary Police in L’viv […]

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Serbs Protest Acquittal of Alleged Hungarian Nazi War Criminal

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters have marched in Serbia against last week’s acquittal of a Hungarian suspect in a World War II massacre of Serbs and Jews. The court in Budapest freed 97-year-old Sandor Kepiro because of what it said was a lack of evidence. At Sunday’s marches in Belgrade and Novi Sad, where the massacre took […]

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