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German Historical Museum show to trace Nazi-era artists' success after the war

'Divinely Gifted. National Socialism's favoured artists in the Federal Republic' opens Friday at the German Historical Museum. It traces the careers and works of many who figured on a list of 'Divinely Gifted' artists, compiled in 1944 on behalf of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels.
A women takes a photo of the artwork 'Demons of the Hour' by artist Werner Peiner at the exhibition 'Divinely Gifted List' at the German Historic Museum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition at the German Historical Museum traces the lives and creations of several artists who made it onto the so-called 'Divinely Gifted List' from 1944, which was compiled on behalf of Adolf Hitler and other top Nazis.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A women takes a photo of the artwork 'Demons of the Hour' by artist Werner Peiner at the exhibition 'Divinely Gifted List' at the German Historic Museum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition at the German Historical Museum traces the lives and creations of several artists who made it onto the so-called 'Divinely Gifted List' from 1944, which was compiled on behalf of Adolf Hitler and other top Nazis.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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US plans to return Jewish artefacts stolen from Europe during Holocaust

US recover 17 funeral scrolls, manuscripts and other historic records that were to go on auction in New York City. The items were traced to Jewish communities in Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia that were ransacked during Nazi rule in World War II
Original manuscripts written in German by Jewish German-speaking novelist and story writer Franz Kafka are now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation and restoration work, cataloguing and digitisation of the work of one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.(Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)
Original manuscripts written in German by Jewish German-speaking novelist and story writer Franz Kafka are now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation and restoration work, cataloguing and digitisation of the work of one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.(Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 08:12 AM IST
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Peaky Blinders star Paul Anderson joins WWII action movie Immortal

Peaky Blinders actor Paul Anderson will play a brutal SS officer, head of a squadron of Nazi soldiers in WWII action drama, Immortal. It will be directed by Finnish filmmaker Jalmari Helander.
Paul Anderson with Cillian Murphy in a still from Peaky Blinders.
Paul Anderson with Cillian Murphy in a still from Peaky Blinders.
Published on Jun 15, 2021 12:35 PM IST
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US Supreme Court deals setback to Jewish heirs in Nazi-era art dispute

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a setback to a bid by the heirs of Jewish art dealers to win restitution from Germany in American courts for what they called a coerced sale forced by the former Nazi government in 1935 of a collection of precious medieval religious art.
The justices in a 9-0 ruling decided that the lawsuit cannot proceed under a U.S. law called the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act that limits the jurisdiction of American courts in claims against foreign governments.(Pixabay)
The justices in a 9-0 ruling decided that the lawsuit cannot proceed under a U.S. law called the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act that limits the jurisdiction of American courts in claims against foreign governments.(Pixabay)
Updated on Feb 04, 2021 11:05 AM IST
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Sonam Kapoor attacked on Twitter for ‘women seen as second-class citizens’ comment, calls haters ‘blind and ignorant’

Sonam Kapoor was attacked for her comment that women are seen as second-class citizens in India. She has now responded on social media.
Sonam Kapoor openly expresses her views on men and matters on social media.
Sonam Kapoor openly expresses her views on men and matters on social media.
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 01:27 PM IST
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Hunters review: Al Pacino and Amazon lead a new gang of Inglourious Basterds in aggressively average show

Hunters review: Produced by Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, Amazon’s new show is thrilling when it needs to be, but suffers from an inferiority complex.
Hunters review: Logan Lerman and Al Pacino go toe-to-toe in Amazon Prime’s latest show.(Amazon Studios, Prime Video)
Hunters review: Logan Lerman and Al Pacino go toe-to-toe in Amazon Prime’s latest show.(Amazon Studios, Prime Video)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 06:12 PM IST
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Painting stolen by Nazis recovered from New York museum

The work, Winter by American artist Gari Melchers, was part of the collection at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie until September 10, according to federal court documents.
This undated image taken from evidence filed in a forfeiture case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, is of the painting often entitled “Winter” by the artist Gari Melchers. The painting, stolen by the Nazis in 1933, was recovered by the FBI from a collection at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, N.Y. (US Attorney's Office via AP)(AP)
This undated image taken from evidence filed in a forfeiture case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, is of the painting often entitled “Winter” by the artist Gari Melchers. The painting, stolen by the Nazis in 1933, was recovered by the FBI from a collection at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, N.Y. (US Attorney's Office via AP)(AP)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 09:13 PM IST
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Hitler’s rise exposes fragility of democracy

At every turn, the system gave Hitler the benefit of the doubt or looked the other way
The Nazi State was not inevitable. But warning signs were not heeded(HT Photo)
The Nazi State was not inevitable. But warning signs were not heeded(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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When prose made tyranny twitch

The illustrious charisma of once powerful dictators paled when good literature came in sight
The Nazi Book Burning Campaign outside the Berlin University in Germany.(Photo: Getty images)
The Nazi Book Burning Campaign outside the Berlin University in Germany.(Photo: Getty images)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Navneet Vyasan

Arun Jaitley’s last 12 tweets show how he missed being politician-in-action

In a thread of 10 tweets, Jaitley congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for voiding Article 370.
Former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley died at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday.(HT image)
Former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley died at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday.(HT image)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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Remains of Nazi victims to be buried in Berlin, decades later

A ceremony will be held on Monday in the Dorotheenstadt cemetery in central Berlin, with descendants of the Nazi victims expected to attend, before the remains are finally laid to rest.
The site had been picked as there are many graves and memorials for the victims of Nazism there.(Image for representation/AP/File photo)
The site had been picked as there are many graves and memorials for the victims of Nazism there.(Image for representation/AP/File photo)
Published on May 10, 2019 02:56 PM IST
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The two faces of Winston Churchill

He was an unapologetic imperialist, who believed that India could never become a nation, that Indians should remain forever under the British yoke.
Defender of national freedom at home, upholder of racial oppression abroad — such were the paradoxical politics of Winston Churchill(IWM via Getty Images)
Defender of national freedom at home, upholder of racial oppression abroad — such were the paradoxical politics of Winston Churchill(IWM via Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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100 Years of World War 1: War posters discovered at US library

100-Years-of-World-War-1: A stash of 190 propaganda posters from World War I and World War II were found last year on top of two sawhorses in the basement of a Rochester, New Hampshire, library.
Brian Sylvester, director of the Rochester Public Library, examines original war posters at the library's archive in Rochester, New Hampshire.(AP)
Brian Sylvester, director of the Rochester Public Library, examines original war posters at the library's archive in Rochester, New Hampshire.(AP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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Anne Frank travelling museum comes to Mumbai

...A History for Today recounts the life of the Jewish diarist, conditions in the hideout where she spent over two years during World War 2, and her eventual death in a Nazi concentration camp.
‘When people think about the Netherlands, they think tulips, canals and cheese. But they also think of the story of Anne Frank [above]. It’s important to us that we highlight the story of that little girl to as many people as possible,’ says Guido Tielman, consul general for the Netherlands.
‘When people think about the Netherlands, they think tulips, canals and cheese. But they also think of the story of Anne Frank [above]. It’s important to us that we highlight the story of that little girl to as many people as possible,’ says Guido Tielman, consul general for the Netherlands.
Published on Aug 25, 2018 09:41 PM IST
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Babylon Berlin review: We can’t let right-wing nationalism drown us out again

Babylon Berlin review: As the world is swept by a new wave of right-wing nationalism, here’s a show that reminds us how the Nazis came into power.
Volker Bruch stars as Gereon Rath in Babylon Berlin.
Volker Bruch stars as Gereon Rath in Babylon Berlin.
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 05:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi

Pope Francis says abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi attempts at creating pure race

Under Nazi eugenics programmes, people were forcibly sterilised and killed in an attempt to “clean” the chain of heredity of those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Pope Francis looks on during his pastoral visit in Alessano, southern Italy on April 20.(Reuters)
Pope Francis looks on during his pastoral visit in Alessano, southern Italy on April 20.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 10:21 AM IST
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Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger actively cooperated with Nazis: Study

The study says Asperger, after whom Asperger’s syndrome is named, publicly legitimised race hygiene policies including forced sterilisations and, on several occasions, actively cooperated with the Nazis’ child euthanasia programme.
Asperger joined several organisations affiliated with the Nazis, although not the Nazi Party itself, the study says.(Shutterstock)
Asperger joined several organisations affiliated with the Nazis, although not the Nazi Party itself, the study says.(Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 19, 2018 12:39 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Vienna | By Agence France-Presse

Sirens blare as Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims

At Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of the murderous Nazi aggression that was not sufficiently challenged by Western powers, comparing it to Iran
‏People stand still as a two-minutes silence in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel.(AP Photo)
‏People stand still as a two-minutes silence in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel.(AP Photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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