A refugee soldier captured the man who ran Auschwitz. This act of homage follows the chase
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Monday 02 September 2013
Councils sell off personal details
Sunday 01 September 2013
Officials in the German city of Nuremberg have announced controversial plans to spend up to €70m (£60m) on renovating the city’s vast yet dilapidated Nazi Party rally grounds, used by the documentary filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl as a haunting backdrop for her Hitler propaganda film Triumph of the Will.
Monday 26 August 2013
The former Barcelona midfielder hurt himself at the weekend
Friday 19 July 2013
He played more than 500 times for the Citizens between 1949 and 1964
Thursday 04 July 2013
Werner Herzog, 109mins. Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast (PG)
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Q&A travel unravelled
Friday 04 May 2012
A secret intelligence report - compiled just as Hitler embarked on the Final Solution - found the Nazi leader had a "messiah complex" and increasingly turned to "Jew-phobia" as defeat loomed.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Royal Opera House, London
Hansel and Gretel, King's Head Theatre, London
Sunday 08 January 2012
Intoxicating and thrilling, Wagner's romantic comedy revival mixes the scent of elder blossom with priapic mayhem
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
Hamelin, the German provincial town famous for its 16th-century Pied Piper, was at the centre of an embarrassing row yesterday after one of its premier hotels admitted holding mock "prison parties" for guests in cellars once used by the Nazis to torture and murder their opponents.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Some pieces you just have to trust and trust implicitly. When a text is as good as Wagner’s Die Meistersinger it’s a wise director who takes a step back and let the words, the characters, the bountiful score go forth and prosper.
Friday 08 April 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
We know the problems facing cellists when they fly with their precious instruments: to avoid damage in the hold, they buy a second seat. But things are even worse for players of the now-fashionable theorbo lute which, at over six-feet long, requires a case like a coffin on wheels. Theorbo players travel by road or rail, as flying is out.
Friday 12 November 2010
Jean Améry had always wanted to be someone extraordinary. Yet when he became just that, lauded by post-war writers, from Heinrich Böll to Alain Robbe-Grillet, Ernst Bloch to Günter Grass, Alfred Andersch to Ingeborg Bachmann, he still felt he had not achieved enough. He was the darling of the German media. Prizes and honours were raining down: from Switzerland, which had provided him with a living, working relentlessly hard, as a journalist and critic after his survival of the concentration camps; from Germany, the land not only of thinkers and high culture, but also of perpetrators, where he had not set foot during the intervening years; and even from Austria, from which he had been hunted "like a hare" in 1938, but where he returned to take his own life in 1978.
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