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FILE - An undated file picture shows the leader of the National Socialists Adolf Hitler, gesturing during a speech. A prominent European Jewish organization is criticizing a Munich auction house’s decision to sell several of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s handwritten speeches, saying it “defies logic, decency and humanity” to put them on the market(dpa via AP, file)

Hitler speeches sell at Munich auction despite objections

Oct. 23, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Handwritten speech notes by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler sold at auction in Munich on Friday despite concerns from Jewish groups they could encourage neo-Nazis. The Hermann Historica auction house defended the sale of the manuscripts, all dated before the outbreak of World War II, saying they...

Golden Dawn party leader Nikos Michaloliakos, center, leaves his residence in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.A court has sentenced Michaloliakos and the leadership of Greece's extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison, imposing the near-maximum penalty for running a criminal organization blamed for numerous violent hate crimes. The landmark ruling follows a five-year trial of dozens of top officials, members, and supporters of the organization founded as a Neo-Nazi group in the 1980s, that rose to become Greece's third-largest political party during a major financial crisis in the previous decade. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek court imprisons far-right Golden Dawn party leadership

Oct. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former lawmakers of Greece's extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party began turning themselves in to authorities Thursday, after a court ordered their imprisonment following their convictions for running the party like a criminal organization. In the final act of a marathon five-year,...

FILE - An undated file picture shows the leader of the National Socialists Adolf Hitler, gesturing during a speech. A prominent European Jewish organization is criticizing a Munich auction house’s decision to sell several of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s handwritten speeches, saying it “defies logic, decency and humanity” to put them on the market(dpa via AP, file)

Jewish group condemns auction of Hitler speeches in Germany

Oct. 20, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent European Jewish organization slammed a Munich auction house's decision to sell several of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's handwritten speech notes, saying Tuesday it “defies logic, decency and humanity” to put them on the market. Rabbi Menachem Margolin, the head of the...

Chief: Indiana police recruit fired for ties to neo-Nazis

Oct. 18, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A police recruit in northwestern Indiana was fired less than 24 hours after the department was notified that the officer was involved in a neo-Nazi online chat forum. The Lafayette Police Department launched an investigation into Joseph Zacharek, who was hired in June, after being...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va.  U.S. District Judge Norman Moon on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, sentenced 26-year-old Cole Evan White to 14 months in prison but gave him credit for 7 months he served in jail after his arrest and 5 months of home confinement.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison

Oct. 16, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the University of Virginia’s campus will avoid serving a term in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon on Friday sentenced Cole Evan White, 26, of Clayton,...

Danish court convicts 2 over Jewish site, other vandalism

Oct. 16, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Danish suspected neo-Nazis were convicted Friday of desecrating graves in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark last year, as well as other acts of vandalism and racism. Prosecutors said the men, aged 39 and 28, were members of the Nordic Resistance...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, signs, flowers and candles expressing love for the Jewish community stand outside the Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colo. Richard Holzer, 28, a man described by federal prosecutors as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, to a hate crime for plotting to bomb the historic Colorado synagogue last year. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)

Man described as neo-Nazi pleads guilty in synagogue plot

Oct. 15, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man described by U.S. prosecutors as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist pleaded guilty on Thursday to a hate crime for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last year. Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or...

Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti reads the sentences during the Golden Dawn trial, in Athens, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The court has sentenced the leadership of Greece's extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison, imposing the near-maximum penalty for running a criminal organization blamed for numerous violent hate crimes. The landmark ruling follows a five-year trial of dozens of top officials, members, and supporters of Golden Dawn, an organization founded as a Neo-Nazi group in the 1980s, that rose to become Greece's third-largest political during a major financial crisis in the previous decade.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greek Extreme-right party leadership sentenced to 13 years

Oct. 14, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court sentenced the leadership of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison Wednesday, imposing the near-maximum penalty for running a criminal organization blamed for numerous violent hate crimes. Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti read out the 13-year sentences...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. Cole Evan White, 26, who pleaded guilty to attacking counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been a student at San Francisco State University in California while awaiting his sentencing in federal court. A spokesman for the school confirmed Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 that White is currently a part-time student who first enrolled in the fall 2017 semester. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Man jailed for rally riots, torch march attends university

Oct. 12, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

Cole Evan White joined torch-carrying white supremacists on a march through the University of Virginia’s campus and attacked anti-racism protesters the next day. Within a matter of days, he enrolled at a university in California. White, 26, continued his studies at San Francisco State University after he...

FILE - In this Monday, April 29, 2019 file photo, Marian Kotleba, Chairman of the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia, walks to arrive at the Supreme Court in Bratislava, Slovakia, Saturday Feb. 29, 2020. The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament was convicted of illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols and sentenced to four years and four months in prison on Monday Oct. 12. 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Slovakia's far-right leader sentenced to 4 years in prison

Oct. 12, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament was convicted of illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols and sentenced to four years and four months in prison on Monday. Marian Kotleba, head of the People’s Party Our Slovakia, was standing trial after he...