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Former SS guard of Nazi camp, 92, to go on trial in Germany

Aug. 8, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 92-year-old former SS private will go on trial this fall in Germany on 5,230 counts of being an accessory to murder, accused of helping the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp function, a Hamburg court said Thursday. Though he is not accused of any specific killing, Bruno Dey is charged as...

Poland's president OKs seizure of WWII site for new museum

Aug. 2, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitched Gdansk's local authorities, which own the area, against the...

Poland's president OKs seizure of WWII site for new museum

Aug. 2, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitted Gdansk's local authorities, which own the area, against...

Court: Walesa must apologize to Poland's ruling party head

Jul. 22, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish appeals court upheld a lower court's verdict in a slander case and ruled Monday that pro-democracy fighter and former president Lech Walesa must apologize to the leader of the country's right-wing ruling party. Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most...