Misha Defonseca claimed she killed a Nazi soldier and lived with wolves
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Monday 18 June 2012
Gitta Sereny, the daughter of a Hungarian aristocrat who dedicated herself to explaining in writing the monstrous acts of individuals from a concentration camp commander to a child murderer, has died. She was 91.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Ultra-orthodox group accused of writing offensive messages at Holocaust museum
Thursday 31 May 2012
A seven-decade old cultural taboo will be broken next month when an Israeli symphony orchestra will play works by Richard Wagner inside the country for the first time since the state's foundation in 1948.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Arno Lustiger, who died in Frankfurt on 15 May at the age of 88, was a Holocaust survivor and scholar who will be remembered for his research on Jewish resistance to the Nazis and on Gentiles who helped save Jews from the Holocaust.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Members of England's Euro 2012 squad will visit the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz when they travel to Poland ahead of next month's European Championship.
Saturday 12 May 2012
It is in the nature of many great novels to create worlds of their own, entire ecosystems that may be wildly different from the reader's own experience and are yet so vivid as to become real. The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis is one such.
Thursday 12 April 2012
For two decades, Mel Gibson was at the top of the Hollywood tree. Building on his successes as an actor, he won an Oscar in 1996 for directing Braveheart and routinely commanded salaries of more than $20 million.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Deutsche Bahn hires law firm to fight off US claims for compensation by Nazi death camp survivors
Sunday 26 February 2012
Heed these lessons of history, or else
Saturday 25 February 2012
Anne Frank, the famous diarist and Holocaust victim, was put to death on account of her Jewish faith. But earlier this month, she was nonetheless secretly co-opted into the Mormon Church.
Friday 17 February 2012
For all his distinguished achievements, and his advanced age (he is 87), Claude Lanzmann still attracts a fair amount of criticism on the Parisian literary scene. On television and radio he has a high-handed style and a hectoring voice, and is never slow to berate interviewers, who are quickly turned into antagonists. On the back of these performances he is most often accused of arrogance and a preening self-regard, along with a tendency to rewrite events with himself as the star attraction.
Thursday 16 February 2012
The founder of France's far right National Front party has been convicted of contesting crimes against humanity for saying the Nazi occupation was not “particularly inhumane”.
Album: Sascha Goetzel, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Music from the Machine Age: Bartók, Holst, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schulhoff (Onyx)
Friday 10 February 2012
These five pieces ably summarise the ferment of creativity unleashed in the aftermath of the First World War, from Bartók's outrageous ballet suite The Miraculous Mandarin, with its theme of prostitution and murder, and its grotesque dances to Prokofiev's Scythian Suite, a whirling-dervish concatenation of evil gods, monsters, sacrifice and violence.
Saturday 04 February 2012
Kazimierz Smolen survived the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Mauthausen, and went on to co-found the State Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He died on Holocaust Memorial day aged 91.
Thursday 02 February 2012
It's the twenty-first anniversary of Philip Ridley's The Pitchfork Disney, the play that is often credited as being the started point of the 1990s "In-Yer-Face" school of writing.
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Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more