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# nazi - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge New series focuses on true story of magicians' fight against Hitler Now You See It

New series focuses on true story of magicians' fight against Hitler

Allied group employed bizarre tactics for illusion and deception in their World War II counter-intelligence operations.

# nazi - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Japanese pop group cause outrage with 'Nazi' uniforms Nazi

Japanese pop group cause outrage with 'Nazi' uniforms

Jewish rights group criticised Sony and MTV for allowing band to appear in SS attire.

# nazi - Friday 28 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hitler's bodyguard: I'm too old to answer fan mail Rochus Misch

Hitler's bodyguard: I'm too old to answer fan mail

Rochus Misch, 93, says he’s now simply too old to answer all the requests for autographs he gets from around the world.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: More health insurance hikes, more debates about debates, but no more fanmail for Hitler’s former bodyguard…

# nazi - Thursday 25 November, 2010

UK MEP suspended after roaring Nazi slogan at German

A UKIP member of the European Parliament is kicked out of the chamber for Nazi jibes, and refusing to apologise.

# nazi - Friday 16 July, 2010

THE MAN at the centre of a viral video which showed him dancing with his family at the sites of major Nazi concentration camps has defended his work.

Adolek Kohn (89) was featured in a video that showed him dancing with four younger members of his family at camps including Auschwitz and Dachau, to the tune of Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 disco hit ‘I Will Survive’.

The video – made by Kohn’s daughter as an art project –  has since been removed from YouTube following a copyright claim, but not before Jewish community leaders attacked the ‘offensive’ and ‘inappropriate’ video.

Speaking from Melbourne where he now lives, Kohn explained:

Why did I do that? First of all because I came with my grandchildren. Who could come with their grandchildren? Most of them are dead.

We came to Auschwitz with the grandchildren and created a new generation. That’s why we danced.

But the head of Poland’s Jewish community said that the reactions of his congregation were mixed.

“It’s extremely difficult to judge Holocaust survivors in places like that,”  said Piotr Kadlcik. “Maybe he needs it; maybe it was important for him to do something like that.

“If someone else were to do it, I would find it highly inappropriate, but in the case of someone who is Jewish and who is a Holocaust survivor… these people lived through things that we, fortunately, cannot imagine.”

One commenter on the YouTube video said it was “disrespectful to all those who perished”, while others described the joyful video as a “life-affirming middle finger to the Nazis”.

# nazi - Thursday 15 July, 2010

A HUGE POSTER bearing a Nazi symbol and a naked woman with Mickey Mouse’s head is generating huge controversy in Poznan, Poland. The poster was erected on a building in the city centre just steps from a synagogue by Italian artist, Max Papeschi.

Mr Papeschi said the picture is his view on the horrors of the American lifestyle, according to The Huffington Post. An exhibition of the artist’s work, including this picture, is due to be held in an art exhibition in the city in the autumn. The poster has been vandalised and pulled down, but the gallery’s director said she will put it back up.

She said, “Art should be provocative and controversial.” Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and millions of Poles were killed before the war ended. The country’s Jewish population of 3.5 million was nearly wiped out in the war.

“It is a shock for people who still scarred by the hell of the Holocaust,” said the head of Poznan’s Jewish community, Alicja Kobus.

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# nazi - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, his daughter and grandchildren have made rather a unique memorial to those who survived the Nazi death camps. Three generations of the family danced to “I Will Survive” at a number of concentration camps in Europe.

At the end of the video a voiceover, presumably that of the elderly man at the centre of the video, says:

“If someone would tell me here, then, that I would come sixty something years later with my grandchildren, so I’d say, “What you talking about?” So here you are. this is really a historical moment.”