Latest Nazism News

Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public order

Aug. 16, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's government started removing a Soviet World War II monument Tuesday from near a city on the Russian border as part of a wider effort, prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to dismantle remaining Soviet-era symbols. Crews removed a replica...

Far-right Italian leader Meloni rides popular wave in polls

Aug. 16, 2022 04:23 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — With a message that blends Christianity, motherhood and patriotism, Giorgia Meloni is riding a wave of popularity that next month could see her become Italy's first female prime minister and its first far-right leader since World War II. Even though her Brothers of...

2nd Australian state bans public displays of Nazi swastikas

Aug. 11, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A second Australian state on Thursday banned public displays of Nazi symbols. New South Wales, the nation’s most populous state, followed Victoria, the second most populous, which banned the public display of Nazi swastikas in June. The law was passed...

Mario Fiorentini, decorated Italian resistance fighter, dies

Aug. 09, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated resistance fighter against fascist and Nazi forces during World War II, died Tuesday in a Rome hospital. He was 103. The Rome chapter of the National Partisans Association of Italy announced his death. Fiorentini commanded a...

Vatican cardinal honors Jewish convert, tells his own story

Aug. 09, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Vatican cardinal marked the 80th anniversary Tuesday of the gas chamber killing of the Jewish-born Catholic convert Edith Stein by celebrating a Mass near the former Auschwitz death camp and telling the story of his own family’s Jewish origins and their fate under the Nazis. ...

Australian state begins legislating to ban the swastika

Aug. 09, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state took a major step toward banning Nazi symbols on Tuesday when the New South Wales Parliament’s lower house passed a bill that would criminalize their display. The bill must pass the upper chamber to become law. ...

Filmmaker Lars von Trier diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Aug. 08, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, known for films like “Melancholia” and “Dancer in the Dark,” has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his production company Zentropa said Monday. The company said it released the information in order to avoid speculation about his...

Polish Auschwitz survivor, novelist Zofia Posmysz dies at 98

Aug. 08, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Zofia Posmysz, a Polish World War II-era resistance fighter who survived the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps and later became a journalist and novelist, has died at 98. The Auschwitz-Birkenau state memorial museum said Posmysz died Monday in a...

Remains of WWII solider identified as North Carolina man

Aug. 07, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

GREEN HILL, N.C. (AP) — DNA, dental and other analyses have confirmed the identity of remains buried in Belgium as a 27-year-old World War II soldier from North Carolina who died during battle in a German forest. The Charlotte Observer reports that officials with the Defense...

Hitler's watch sells at Maryland auction for $1.1 million

Aug. 07, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland auction house has sold a wristwatch that once belonged to Adolf Hitler for $1.1 million. Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City had estimated the value between $2 and $4 million, describing the watch as a “World War II relic of...