He was viewed as Hitler’s finest general, admired even by the Allies for his skills as a military leader.
But to one captured British soldier, Erwin Rommel was the man who saved his life – and gave him beer and cigarettes. Captain Roy Wooldridge, from the Royal Engineers, has told how he was introduced to the ‘Desert Fox’ after being taken prisoner in France. He had been caught during a covert night-time reconnaissance mission ahead of the D-Day landings. Without uniform or identification due to the secrecy of the operation, he was treated as a spy and told he would be shot.
Swiss, Swedish and Danish men who volunteered for the Waffen-SS were highly intelligent and ambitious individuals, a new study suggests.
In an article published in the journal Contemporary European History, Dr Martin Gutmann argues that men from the neutral countries of Scandinavia and Switzerland who offered their services “left for Germany with an active interest in contributing both physically and intellectually to the NS project”. Gutmann challenges ‘the myth of the volunteers’ – namely, that they were uneducated social ‘losers’ and deviants, drawn by naivety or greed.
A protest and counter protest at Arizona State University.
The issue was ENG 401: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness Taught by Assistant Professor Lee Bebout. ASU Associate Professor in Justice Studies, Robert Poe, who teaches similar critical theories in his classes and brought, “The Problem of Whiteness” to the greater ASU public by leading a teach-in outside of the Memorial Union on Feb. 11, backs Bebout and his course of intellectual investigation.
"It's inside you," says Fulvio, head of the SPQR skinheads.
"You can feel it grow and you realise you can't sit by and watch while things are happening that you don't like. One of the survivors of the Social Republic [the last phase of Mussolini's fascist state] paid us the biggest compliment in a way, when he said, 'In our day, you couldn't sit on the fence. You were on one side or the other. It was easier because you were forced to choose. But you lot today, what do you do it for?'
The National Socialist Movement has scheduled an April 18 return to Toledo, nearly a decade after a planned rally ignited black rioting in the city.
The NS group’s Oct. 15, 2005, demonstration preceded a riot and the arrest of more than 100 blacks and antifa. Angry non-white crowds attacked emergency workers, burned down a bar, and looted two convenience stores. Next month’s rally is planned for 3:30 p.m. outside One Government Center, said Dan Donaldson, 36, of the Toledo area.
Claims that Rudolf Hess was murdered under orders from the British to stop him revealing wartime secrets have been revealed in a police report which has only just seen the light of day after 25 years.
According to the documents, a doctor who was treating the NS Party deputy leader supplied Scotland Yard with the names of two British agents who were suspected of the murder, but the force was advised to stop its investigations. The report by Detective Chief Superintendent Howard Jones, which has now been released under the Freedom of Information Act, provides details on the inquiry into surgeon Hugh Thomas's claims.
The streets of Rome resembled those of Ferguson, Missouri, as the antifa protested against the rising star of Italian politics, Italy's Nationalist icon Matteo Salvini.
Mr. Salvini, leader of the Northern League party, led a crowd of 50,000 Italian patriots into Rome's Piazza del Popolo, protesting against mass immigration into the Italian homeland, as well as against the current left-wing Renzi regime. Those of you who view the 50-second video posted above will realize the desperate measures the Italian left is resorting to, as they fear a true Italian Nationalist movement is returning to Italy for the first time since the days of Mussolini.
An Egyptian television news anchor accused “the Jews of exploiting the Holocaust to suck the blood of the Germans.”
The video footage of host Gaber al-Karmoty first appeared on the Egyptian ON TV network and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. Karmoty lamented the fact that publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad was permissible but that the Holocaust was “off limits.” "I'm talking about what people call the Nazi Holocaust, for which they are still sucking the blood of the Germans. Who? The Jews!" said Al-Karmoty.
On the picturesque beaches of the northern German island of Rügen, along the Baltic Sea, sits an empty 20,000-person resort.
The buildings stretch nearly three miles down the coast, with all 10,000 rooms facing the beautiful bay just 500 feet from the water’s edge. Yet, no one ever used the rooms, movie theater or planned swimming pools. Prora, known by locals as The Colossus, was built from 1936-1939 as part of the NS program of “Strength Through Joy.”
A mother has been become the victim of a racist campaign after her front door was covered with faeces and a letter posted through saying her home was "for black sisters and brothers".
Sammie Sunter was staggered to find the note also had a drawing of a gun on it and a racial slur for a white person, while graffiti was also sprayed across her front door. She made the shocking discovery just days after moving into her new flat in Willenhall, Coventry, with her two young boys.
Norway deported a record number of illegal aliens in 2014 after the number of deportations started surging in September.
Norway deported 763 in September and 824 in October. These are big numbers for Norway, and the numbers are expected to continue rising. Norway made policy changes that streamlined deportations for Nigerians and Afghans. Illegal aliens from these countries are considered especially high risk for committing crimes.
League leader Matteo Salvini accused Mr Renzi of substituting the country's interests to those of the EU.
He also criticised the government's record in dealing with Romanian truck drivers, tax, banks and big business. A counter-demonstration against Mr Salvini was also held in Rome. Opinion polls suggest that Mr Salvini is rapidly gaining in popularity. They show him as being second only to Mr Renzi, prompting some to dub him as "the other Matteo".
Jews were the target of harassment in more countries across the globe in 2013 than at any time in past seven years,
a study released Friday showed, with hostility towards the religious group higher in Europe than any other world region. The report by the US-based Pew Research Center combined the results of two separate indexes – one measuring government actions that curb religious beliefs and practices and another measuring acts of social religious hostility by private individuals or organisations.
A 94-year-old man has been charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder in Germany on allegations he served at Auschwitz.
Prosecutors said the defendant was a former SS sergeant, who acted as a medical officer at the work camp in 1944. If found guilty he could face a jail term ranging from three to 15 years. Defence lawyer Peter-Michael Disetel told the Bild newspaper there was no evidence of a "concrete criminal act". Prosecutors in Schwerin in northern Germany said they could not name the man because of privacy laws.