Misha Defonseca claimed she killed a Nazi soldier and lived with wolves
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Friday 27 January 2012
He is one of the great survivors – enduring the horrors of the Holocaust before narrowly escaping the 1972 Munich massacre. The 75-year-old race walker shares his remarkable story
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Although he clocked up dozens of screen appearances over more than half a century, the American actor Robert Easton's greatest claim to fame was as dialect coach to some of film's biggest stars. He called himself the Henry Higgins of Hollywood, after the professor of phonetics in My Fair Lady. Perhaps most successful was his contribution to Forest Whitaker's performance as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006); Whitaker's East African accent and use of Swahili combined with his large physical presence and chilling portrayal of Amin's menacing stare and unnerving mood changes to win him a Best Actor Oscar.
Monday 02 January 2012
Monday 02 January 2012
Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who belted out wartime songs only to become a critic of the Israeli military late in life, died yesterday aged 86. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for many years.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Paperbacks Of The Year: Open drawers reveal a series of lost stories
Friday 16 December 2011
Although critics in the author's native Hungary have hailed Parallel Stories as a 21st-century War and Peace, English readers are sure to be more sceptical. At 1130 densely-packed pages, it certainly has the heft of Tolstoy's masterpiece, but there the similarities end. Whereas Tolstoy created a gallery of richly drawn characters caught in the sweep of history, Peter Nadas creates a series of elusive consciousnesses floundering in the whirligig of time.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
A walking tour isn't just a great way to see Berlin, it's also a capital way to learn about its history
Friday 04 November 2011
Matthew Vaughn's so-so sci-fi prequel, which charts the beginning of the mutant saga, benefits hugely from another impressive, intensive performance from Michael Fassbender as the quite rightly furious Magneto.
Friday 26 August 2011
A self-styled "Jewish Indiana Jones" who claimed he criss-crossed the globe rescuing Torahs is to face fraud charges after authorities said he duped benefactors by fabricating dramatic stories about sometimes dangerous trips. Court papers say that 50-year-old Menachem Youlus carried out the fraud from at least 2004 until last year, pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars through the "Save a Torah" charity he co-founded in 2004 as a not-for-profit organisation.
Friday 19 August 2011
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Rudolf Brazda was the last known survivor of the "Pink Triangles," the many thousands of German and other European homosexuals sent to Nazi concentration camps where a triangle of pink cloth on their uniforms distinguished them from Jews, Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, disabled and other inmates.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Tuesday 05 July 2011
The Vatican will be displaying 100 select documents from its Secret Archives at an unprecedented exhibit next year, including previously unpublished papers on its World War II-era pope.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Managers at the former Nazi concentration camp of Sachsenhausen have outraged Germany’s Jewish community following revelations that they have started charging visitors for guided tours of the camp’s memorial site where tens of thousands were murdered during the Third Reich.
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Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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