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

Leading Article: We must recognise the destructive power of the Net

AN AMERICAN court has fined anti-abortion activists $107m (pounds 66.5m) for an Internet campaign that publishes a "hit list" of doctors. The site was certainly highly offensive. Many websites are. This one, though, was a thinly veiled incitement to hatred, violence and murder. The website's graphics featured dripping blood, and "wanted"-style posters of doctors on the so-called "Nuremberg Files". The list of target doctors had their addresses attached. The names of doctors who had been killed in anti-abortion violence had a line struck through their names; those injured were listed in grey. Truly abhorrent. In a lesser vein, Andy Sinton, a Tottenham footballer, had his phone number posted on a site for Arsenal fans, leading to the inevitable torrents of abuse until his number was changed.

The sins of my father

Martin Bormann Sr was one of the biggest criminals of the Third Reich. His son is still living with the legacy.

Trial by Tricycle Theatre

The Stephen Lawrence inquiry represents a watershed in the history of British race relations. Now, the team which made 'Srebrenica' has turned it into a play. Robert Butler followed its progress, from read-through to first night

Theatre: Guilt in all its subtle shades

THE COLOUR OF JUSTICE TRICYCLE THEATRE LONDON

First Night: Tragedy turned into potent drama

The Colour of Justice, Tricycle Theatre, London

Anti-abortion website sued over death list

WHEN BARNETT Slepian, a doctor from Buffalo in upstate New York, was shot dead by a sniper three months ago, his name appeared on a radical anti-abortion website on the internet with a line drawn through it.

First Night: Welcome to the Manson family

Marilyn Manson Brixton Academy London

Football: Reimann resigns as Nuremberg coach

WILLI REIMANN resigned as the coach of the German First Division strugglers Nuremberg yesterday, saying he had to devote all his attention to his seriously ill wife. Reimann took over just before the start of the season and the club is currently 15th in the 18-team Bundesliga.

The last Nazi art scandal

Will the return of the looted art treasures of Europe, after 50 years, mark the final chapter of the Holocaust?

Whatever the Law Lords say, we can bring Pinochet to trial

Geoffrey Robertson says the General is not protected by sovereign immunity

Leading Article: Truth and consequences

WHAT IS truth? said Nelson Mandela, but unlike jesting Pilate he stayed for an answer. In some respects, the way in which the report of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has appeared is unsatisfactory. It may have been underhand, and suspicious, for the African National Congress to try at the last moment to block the report. But it is grossly unfair that F W de Klerk, and he alone, should have been able to suppress passages critical of himself. For all that, the report's fierce criticism of the brutality of several different parties, including the ANC, and notably of Winnie Mandela, while scarcely pleasant reading for President Mandela himself, is profoundly impressive. It is impressive in its assumption that reconciliation can be brought about through telling the truth; and still more so in its belief that the truth should be told equally about all.

A run for their money

When Nike's profits went into freefall earlier this year, many fashion commentators claimed that trainers were dead. So what, says Adidas, from its hi-tech laboratory in Germany: its shoes are made for running, not posing. But will they go the distance, asks Richard Johnson

Open Eye: The university for industry

Confronting new thinking is fun. Discovering the writing of John Ralston Saul added to my summer enjoyment. In his Reflections of a Siamese Twin Saul examines the evolution of the nation state and the tensions between positive and negative nationalism. Using examples from poetry and painting, as much as politics, he argues that a combination of reconciliation and reform is the key to the future for complex modern nations. His book Voltaire's Bastards: the Dictatorship of Reason in the West covers an even larger canvas.

Football: Haan leaves Anderlecht

ARIE HAAN, Anderlecht's Dutch coach, left by mutual consent yesterday following the club's dreadful start to the Belgian season. The move follows Wednesday's 2-0 home Uefa Cup first-round first-leg defeat by the Swiss side, Grasshopper Zurich.

The History Of... The Watch: The time bomb is ticking ...

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