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My Grandpa Was Part Of The Nazi Language Police

Martin Puchner, Harvard comp lit professor and editor of The Norton Anthology of World Literature, writes about Rotwelsch — an amalgam of colloquial German, Yiddish, and Romani spoken for centuries by itinerant people in Central Europe and incomprehensible to outsiders — and about how he discovered that his grandfather, a historian named Karl Puchner, had worked with the Nazi regime to suppress Rotwelsch and keep the German language pure. – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Nazi, Words, Central Europe, Romani, 11.20.20, Nazi Language Police, Martin Puchner Harvard, Norton Anthology of World Literature, Karl Puchner, Rotwelsch


Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


94-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to be deported from US to Germany

Friedrich Karl Berger hid his past for 75 years until it emerged in a document rescued from a shipwreck
Tags: Germany, US, Nazi, Friedrich Karl Berger


Daniel Cordier, one of last heroes of French resistance, dies aged 100

As secretary to the great resistance leader, Jean Moulin, he helped organise fight against Nazi occupationOne of France’s last remaining French resistance heroes Daniel Cordier, has died aged 100.One of only two remaining Compagnons de la Libération, an honour awarded by France’s exiled wartime leader, Charles de Gaulle, to those who risked their lives to liberate France from Nazi occupation, Emmanuel Macron said there would be a national ceremony to honour his memory. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Second world war, Nazi, Emmanuel Macron, Charles de Gaulle, Daniel Cordier, Jean Moulin


Nuremberg war crimes trials begin – archive, 1945

20 November 1945: Germany’s Nazi leaders go on trial at the International Military Tribunal in the Palace of Justice, NurembergAfter a day of rumour and of protracted consultation among the judges and prosecuting counsel of the four nations at the Palace of Justice here, it became virtually certain to-night that the Nuremberg war trial will open as arranged to-morrow morning. Related: 'The slate will never be clean': lessons from the Nuremberg trials 75 years on Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Second world war, International criminal justice, Nazi, Nuremberg, Nazism, Palace of Justice, International Military Tribunal


Colette: former French Resistance member confronts fascism and family trauma after 75 years

On the anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials, 90-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine confronts her past by visiting the Nazi concentration camp in Germany where her brother was killed. As a young girl, she had been a member of the French resistance and had always refused to set foot in Germany. That changes when a young history student named Lucie enters her life. Prepared to reopen old wounds and revisit the terrors of that time, Marin-Catherine offers important lessons Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Family, France, Germany, History, Holocaust, Second world war, Weapons technology, Nazi, Nuremberg, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Colette, Lucie, Dark Tourism, Forced Labour, Colette Marin Catherine


International Students' Day: In pursuit of freedom

On November 17, 1939, in Prague, a chemistry student named Jaroslav Franc woke up to blasts of machine gun rounds and nearby shouting. His college building was being stormed by Nazi soldiers, who were retaliating against Czechoslovak students for their repeated revolts against the current Nazi occupation of their country. Jaroslav and 1200 other university students were soon arrested and transported to a concentration camp. Czechoslovak universities were ordered to shut down. After being ...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, Nazis, Prague, Nazi, Arts And Culture, Jaroslav, Google in Europe, Liudmila Kobyakova, Jaroslav Franc, International Students ' Council


Black Lives Matter Is Challenging Sweden’s Myth of a Post-Racial Paradise

It’s been four months since anti-racism protests filled Europe’s boulevards and parks, toppling statues of enslavers and colonizers like Edward Colston and Belgium’s King Leopold II, and prompting larger conversations around anti-Blackness on the continent. But even as the swells of crowds with raised fists have left the streets, the cause of the protests remains. Black lives still hang in the balance, and now activists are moving from marches to ideological battles in classrooms, boardrooms, an...
Tags: Europe, News, Sweden, France, Africa, America, Atlantic, Ireland, South Africa, Belgium, Nazi, Scandinavia, BLM, Caribbean, Black, Stockholm


A normal tourist map, "but everything is negative"

Your standard tourist map is irrepressibly positive about its location—but not this one.Norwegian activist/artist Markus Moestue reveals the dark and shameful sides of Oslo.He hopes his 'Critical Tourist Map' will inspire others to reveal the dark side of their cities. "Only negative stuff about Oslo" Tourism is a conspiracy of euphemisms. Visitors only want to see the best parts of the places they visit. And the places they visit only want to show them their nicest bits. But now, Norwegian...
Tags: Maps, Activism, Prison, Iraq, Africa, Immigration, Sustainability, History, War, Earth, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Innovation, Serbia, Amnesty International, Libya


‘Crush the fascist vermin’: Belarus opposition summons wartime spirit

Partisan tactics once used to fight the Nazis have been turned against Alexander Lukashenko’s brutally repressive regimeIn Minsk, what people here call the Great Patriotic War is never far away. Monuments, street names and museums venerate the memory of the awful years from 1941 to 1945, when the Soviet Union was at war with Nazi Germany.Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, has used the years of partisan resistance against the Nazi occupation of the country, and the eventual v...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Nazis, World news, Second world war, Belarus, Red Army, Nazi, Soviet Union, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko


Netflix’s ‘Munich’ (No Relation to the Spielberg Movie) Adds Jeremy Irons and ‘1917’ Star George McKay

Netflix has recruited some major international actors to star in their adaptation of Munich — not at all related to the Steven Spielberg film. Watchmen star Jeremy Irons and 1917 actor George McKay are set to star in Netflix’s Munich, a feature adaptation of the Robert Harris bestseller, a spy thriller set in Europe at the brink of World War II. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Irons, George McKay, and rising German star Jannis Niehwöhner (Netflix’s Mute) have signed on to star in...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Munich, Thriller, Adaptation, Nazi, Hitler, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Jeremy-Irons, HARRIS, Czechoslovakia, Robert Harris, Kosse


Netflix’s ‘Munich’ (No Relation to the Spielberg Movie) Adds Jeremy Irons and ‘1917’ Star George MacKay

Netflix has recruited some major international actors to star in their adaptation of Munich — not at all related to the Steven Spielberg film. Watchmen star Jeremy Irons and 1917 actor George MacKay are set to star in Netflix’s Munich, a feature adaptation of the Robert Harris bestseller, a spy thriller set in Europe at the brink of World War II. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Irons, George MacKay, and rising German star Jannis Niehwöhner (Netflix’s Mute) have signed on to star ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Munich, Thriller, Adaptation, Nazi, Hitler, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Jeremy-Irons, HARRIS, Czechoslovakia, Robert Harris, Kosse


Kentucky police training program quoted Hitler, advocated ‘regular employment of violence’

Hitler’s ideas were mentioned several times throughout the document. Training materials from The Kentucky State Police have come under fire for the promotion of violence and their embrace of both Adolf Hitler and Confederate general Robert E. Lee. A student newspaper broke the news that the Kentucky state police were using a slide show that contained quotes from the Nazi leader to train its cadets.
Tags: News, Kentucky, Nazi, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Robert E Lee, Confederate, Kentucky State Police


Dutch Jewish family allege bias over refusal to return €20m painting

Restitutions committee members have links to the Stedelijk Museum, which houses the Kandinsky work A Jewish family, suing for the return of a €20m (£18m) painting by Wassily Kandinsky obtained by Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, has accused an official advisory committee of bias after ruling against them.Lawyers acting for the heirs to Robert Lewenstein, who fled for France in 1940, told an Amsterdam court there was an “appearance of partiality and a co...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Second world war, Museums, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Nazi, Wassily Kandinsky, Nazism, Kandinsky, Antisemitism, Stedelijk Museum


F.B.I. Arrests Michigan Men Tied to White Supremacist Group

Two members of the Base, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi group, were accused of trying to threaten a host of a podcast that describes...
Tags: Michigan, Nazi, White Supremacist Group


Dutch war museums tighten security after raids on Nazi items

SS uniforms, firearms, parachutes among Nazi memorabilia targeted in apparent thefts to orderWar museums across the Netherlands are scrambling to tighten their security after raids by highly organised thieves targeting memorabilia linked to Adolf Hitler’s Waffen-SS and other parts of the Nazi regime.Amid huge global demand for second world war memorabilia, museums in Ossendrecht, in north Brabant, and in Beek, Limburg, have been ransacked in recent days and months. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Culture, Second world war, Museums, Netherlands, Nazi, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Brabant, Ossendrecht, Beek Limburg


America of the 1930s saw thousands of people become Nazi

During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies. The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology. Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values. Having radical fringe groups tearing at the seams of America is not a new phenomenon. Less than a 100 years ago, the Nazis were gathering for big rallies on U.S. soil, running youth camps, their numbers growing by tens of thousands.I...
Tags: Politics, New York, Children, Germany, Nazis, America, Society, History, Racism, United States, Innovation, Manhattan, Nazi, Hitler, Gizmodo, National Archives


Thousands of Nazis held big rallies in America less than 100 years ago

During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies. The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology. Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values. Having radical fringe groups tearing at the seams of America is not a new phenomenon. Less than a 100 years ago, the Nazis were gathering for big rallies on U.S. soil, running youth camps, their numbers growing by tens of thousands.I...
Tags: Politics, New York, Children, Germany, Nazis, America, Society, History, Racism, United States, Innovation, Manhattan, Nazi, Hitler, Gizmodo, National Archives


Biden compared Trump's relationship with Kim Jong Un to America's 'good relationship with Hitler' before the war

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Joe Biden accused President Trump of "legitimizing" the "thug" leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. Biden on Thursday said that North Korea had become a stronger military threat to the US under Trump's watch. The president defended his efforts to improve ties with North Korea, insisting: "Having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing." Biden likened Trump's relationship with Kim Jong-un to the US having a "good relationship" with Ad...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Obama, North Korea, White House, Germany, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Kim Jong Un, Poland, Nazi


Yet another member of nazi occultist death cult Order of Nine Angles discovered in the Canadian Army

The Canadian Armed Forces has launched an internal probe into suggestions that one of its members belongs to a neo-Nazi extremist group...
Tags: Nazi, Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Army


Tom Lehrer Releases His All of Catchy and Savage Musical Satire Into the Public Domain

If the age of American musical satire is behind us, Tom Lehrer may have ended it simply by being unsurpassably good at it. No less a comedy-song master than “Weird Al” Yankovic still walks among us, of course, but he specializes in broad parody rather than biting irony. Despite having retired from public life, Lehrer too lives on, and at 92 has taken action to assure his work a longer existence by releasing it into the public domain. On his official site you’ll see a statement from the m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Germany, Bbc, United States, Harry Potter, Nazi, Biden, Daniel Radcliffe, Seoul, National Security Agency, Public Domain, Santa Monica, Gilbert


Facebook post leads to Nazi-stolen painting returned to Jewish family

The Arkell Museum in upstate New York posted a picture on its Facebook page of its painting "Winter" by American artist Gari Melchers, unaware that the Mosse family of Berlin originally owned it before fleeing Germany in 1933. It was pilfered and resold by Nazis. —
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York, News, Winter, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Nazi, Sothebys, Upstate New York, Arkell Museum, Mosse, Gari Melchers, Mosse Art Research Initiative


Russia could exploit its ties with US white nationalist groups to encourage election violence, experts warn

Russian right-wing ultranationalists hold a march in Moscow on November 4, 2009. The sign says "the desire of my blood is a call for action." ALAEXEY SAZONOV/AFP via Getty Images Russia could exploit its influence with white nationalist groups in the US to foment election day violence, terrorism experts have told Business Insider.  In recent years, the Russian Imperial Movement has formed ties with US white nationalists, and spread racist propaganda and conspiracies on social media. The mo...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, News, Sweden, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Dhs, Fbi


The gay MPs persecuted for opposing appeasement of Nazi Germany

Berlin sex trips, Barbara Cartland and phone tapping - the story of the men who fought appeasement.
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Nazi, Barbara Cartland


The gay MPs persecuted for opposing appeasement of Nazi Germany

Berlin sex trips, Barbara Cartland and phone tapping - the story of the men who fought appeasement.
Tags: UK, News, Germany, Berlin, Nazi, Barbara Cartland


How Virginia Became a Breeding Ground for Far-Right Boogaloos

Twice in June, members of the far-right Boogaloo movement appeared to consider armed action against Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.“I’m asking you to stand with me against the tyrannical government and the tyrannical governor,” Mike Dunn, a Virginia teenager, said in a video featuring himself, a rifle, and an American flag that month. He soon launched an event page titled “Physically DEMAND Ralph Northams Resignation.”Those demands, thus far, have been something of a dud.But a second, far more conc...
Tags: News, White House, Virginia, Michigan, Nazi, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Trump, Dunn, Charlottesville Virginia, Newport News Virginia, Mike Dunn, Dublin Ohio, Boogaloo, Northam, Gretchen Whitmer


I went undercover in the digital white supremacist movement for a year. I wasn't ready for what the research would do to me.

Writer Talia Lavin found her anger turning into hatred. Elizabeth Fernandez/Getty Images Talia Lavin is a freelance writer based in New York whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and more.  The following is an excerpt from her new book, "Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy." In it, she recounts her deep dive into the digital white supremacist movement while assuming multiple identities, including an "involunta...
Tags: Google, Europe, Politics, New York, News, Nazis, America, Trends, Strategy, Brooklyn, Harvard University, Iowa, Philip Roth, Hachette, Philadelphia, Nazi


Mark Zuckerberg, 36, decides that having people on his website deny the deaths of six million Jews is a bad thing

And so Facebook takes belated principled stance on, um, Nazi genocide Facebook will block posts that deny the Holocaust after CEO Mark Zuckerberg, aged 36, announced on Monday that his “thinking has evolved.”…
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Software, Nazi


The Boys Season 2 Episode 8 Recap

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Boys Season 2 Episode 8 Recap In the previous episode of Amazon’s The Boys, heads started exploding before Vogelbaum’s testimony before Congress, and Homelander and Stormfront took Ryan. In the season finale, The Boys Season 2 Episode 8, Butcher struck a deal with Stan Edgar, and A-Train found Annie and Hughie. “Swear on Lenny’s Soul” Becca risked her life to escape the Vought compound and found her way to The Boys’ hideout under the pawn shop. Butcher promised to g...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Congress, Church, TV News, Nazi, Annie, Recap, Alastair, TV Recap, Ryan, Congressional, Edgar, Lenny, Becca


Was the fly on Mike Pence's hair divine intervention?

This is a question that occurred to me as I was recording my reading of the previous post — "Was there any discussion of 'systemic racism' during the debate?," — which has a bit to say about the fly that landed and lingered on Mike Pence's hair during the debate. It made it hard to listen to what Pence was saying, which I see, reading the transcript, was trenchant and substantive. Was the fly a meaningless, random occurrence or could it have been divine intervention?  Surely, an omnipotent dei...
Tags: Law, France, White House, Metaphor, Puzzles, Birds, Jesus, God, Nazi, New Yorker, Jane Fonda, Zeus, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Da Vinci