(RNS) — Making peace with the swastika does not mean making peace with Nazis past and present, nor with their hateful ideology – nor with their corrupted version of that symbol.
(RNS) — Next week Pope Francis will visit Myanmar, where he risks either compromising his moral authority or putting in danger the Christians of that country. I have great admiration for the pope and his abilities, but someone should have talked him out of making this visit.
BERLIN (RNS) — Most visitors to events in Germany marking this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation probably didn’t expect to find an exhibition setting out just how extensively the Nazis used Luther to justify their anti-Semitism and nationalism.
After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring.
(RNS) — 'Nazism shouldn’t be a casual catch-all term to describe the bad guys,' writes Holly Lebowitz Rossi.
FILADELFIA, Paraguay (RNS) Since the end of the Second World War, Mennonite-Nazi collaboration has largely been ignored, forgotten or intentionally repressed by adherents of this Christian denomination that was founded in 16th-century Europe on principles of nonviolence and nonparticipation in politics.
Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan, shouted "death to the Jews" with a Nazi salute when he was convicted last month of killing three.
(RNS) While the short film doesn’t make Elizabeth, who was just a child, an anti-Semite, it does remind us that in pre-World War II Britain, hatred of Jews and admiration of Nazism were rampant.
The 94-year-old man was convicted as accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and sentenced to four years in prison, in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.
LONDON (Reuters) A man who became known as the "British Schindler" for saving hundreds of Czech children from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War II has died.
BERLIN (REUTERS) Josef Schuster of the Central Council of Jews said Jews should not hide out of fear but that in some areas it was better not to be recognized.
(RNS) Reconciliation is easy to say but difficult to achieve. Especially when personal and historic memories of guilt, responsibility, shame, anger, distrust and pain are present. And most especially in the case of Germany and the Jewish people.
(RNS) The ongoing controversy over the funeral of an unrepentant Nazi marred Wednesday’s ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the deportation of more than 1,000 of Rome’s Jews to concentration camps.
ROME (RNS) "It would be inappropriate to host a funeral for a man guilty of such atrocities and who never expressed regret even though he had many opportunities to do so," said the Rev. Alessandro Bianchi.