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A refugee soldier captured the man who ran Auschwitz. This act of homage follows the chase

Podium Gordon Marsden: History settles its millennial accounts

From a speech given by the MP and former editor of `History Today' to the European Studies Conference in Portsmouth

Obituary: Victoria Sladen

THE BRITISH soprano Victoria Sladen, who sang with Sadler's Wells Opera (now English National Opera) and Covent Garden Opera (now the Royal Opera) in the 1940s and 1950s, excelled in roles such as Tosca, in which her outstanding good looks as well as her fine voice were displayed to best advantage.

Wicked, banal, evil - but is there a bit of Eichmann in all of us?

Could it have happened here? Could your dad have shot women beside a pit in the Forest of Dean?

Thursday Book: Phalanx symbols of military might

CLASSICAL ART AND THE CULTURES OF GREECE AND ROME BY JOHN ONIANS, YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, pounds 35

Hitler's hate laws on show

THE ORIGINAL copy of Adolf Hitler's notorious Nuremberg Laws, the first formal step in the Nazis' programme to liquidate the Jews, will be put on public display this week after more than half a century locked in a library in southern California.

Athletics: Rapid learner Chambers in sub-10 squad

In the post-Christie era, British athletics has finally found a sprinter to take on the very best

Football: Brown looks for solidity at back

CRAIG BROWN was content to accept second billing behind Kenny Dalglish in the Glasgow media circus yesterday, just as he will be satisfied with second place in Group Nine of the Euro 2000 qualifying campaign and the opportunity such status would give Scotland to reach next year's finals via a play-off.

The Critics: Music - Form follows dysfunction

Pelleas et Melisande Glyndebourne, Sussex Otello Barbican, London The Damnation of Faust Royal Festival Hall, London Pocket Opera of Nuremberg Covent Garden Festival, London

War in Europe: The Milosevic indictment - No right without wrong, no peace without justice

We've come a long way since Nuremburg. But a trial of Serbia's leader would give international law a test it still needs to pass

Football: Scotland 1 Czech Republic 2 - Scotland's hopes hit by Smicer

FOR THE first time since 1987, when a certain Mark Lawrenson stifled the Hampden roar by scoring the Republic of Ireland's winner, Scotland suffered defeat in a competitive fixture on home soil as the Czech Republic's superior class told in their European Championship qualifier at Celtic Park last night.

Obituary: Ernest Gold

THE COMPOSER Ernest Gold's soaring score for Exodus, Otto Preminger's epic film about the formation of the state of Israel, won him the 1960 Academy Award as well as two Grammys. The stately main theme also became a hit for such pop stars as Pat Boone, reaching second place on the popular music charts - to the surprise of the composer, who considered the theme "too serious and too long-hair for popular appeal".

Theatre: Bringing justice where Nuremberg failed

SPEER THE ALMEIDA, LONDON

Heron to spend pounds 250m on Euro sites

Heron to spend pounds 250m on Euro sites

Were they war criminals?

As Britain's first war crimes trial begins, Philip Nobile asks the unaskable

Sports Letters: Ugly truth

Sir: A letter (27 January) referred to sport being a source of pleasure... not warfare by other means. Sadly the word sport is quite discredited. We hear much of drug-enhanced performance and the endemic power of money, but baser instincts reveal themselves in excessive triumphalism. If sport is a metaphor for life, then we are finished, as the ugliness portrayed in triumphal gestures and facial masks can only be bettered by the higher primates.
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there