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She was shot dead by the Nazis in 1942. Her secret diary is to be published after 70 years in a bank vault

For almost 70 years, the secret Holocaust diary of the Polish Jewish teenager Renia Spiegel was sealed away in a New York bank vault.

Shot dead by the Nazis just as she reached adulthood in 1942, Renia’s story was too painful for her surviving sister and mother to read. 949 more words

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Human rights group calls on Cobourg police to investigate Nazi flag incident as hate crime

Cobourg police are investigating after a flag emblazoned with a swastika was put up outside a home in the town’s west end last Friday night. 285 more words

Crime

Pam Jenoff - Kommandant's Girl Series

Kommandant’s Girl follows Emma Bau who is a young Jewish woman living in Poland when Nazi Germany invade in September 1939, forcing her family into Krakow ghetto while her husband Jacob a member of the resistance has to go on the run. 486 more words

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Germany eases citizenship rules, but Jewish roadblocks remain – Monash Lens

One of the more lengthy and comprehensive analyses:

Germany’s constitution contains a provision that permits citizenship to be granted to descendants of persons stripped of their German citizenship by the former Nazi regime for political, racial or religious reasons.

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Recent election results in Germany illustrate the alarming trend of the far right's rise

Recent regional elections in Germany’s most eastern states, Brandenburg and Saxony, have seen far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) receive the second highest vote count. At the time of writing it ended up with 23.5% and 27.8% respectively. 469 more words

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