Adolf Hitler

Thailand university apologises for students' 'thoughtless' Hitler mural

A student poses in front of the billboard with the portrait of Hitler outside Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Thailand's premier university has apologised for displaying a billboard showing Adolf Hitler alongside Superman and other superheroes, saying it was painted by ignorant students who did not realise Hitler's image would offend anyone.

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013, 1:41am

400 pages of long-lost diary of Hitler confidant Alfred Rosenberg found

Alfred Rosenberg

The US government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during the second world war.

11 Jun 2013 - 2:43am

Merkel says Hitler's rise 80 years ago 'must be a constant warning'

A portrait of Albert Einstein appears in an outdoor exhibition commemorating with the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's rise to power, on January 30, 1933. Photo: AFP

Merkel was speaking on Wednesday at the inauguration of an exhibition in Berlin to commemorate eight decades since Hitler became chancellor on January 30, 1933 - an anniversary that has aroused a significant amount of interest in Germany.

1 Feb 2013 - 3:40am

Hitler statue in ex-Warsaw Ghetto angers Jews

The wax statue depicts Adolf Hitler with a child's body. Photo: EPA

Poland's chief rabbi voiced outrage over a statue of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler kneeling at a Holocaust site in Warsaw, part of an installation by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.

6 Jan 2013 - 3:58am

Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler

Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler by Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams Sterling

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fashion craze with murderous past

The words 'cute' and 'cuddly' would rarely be used to describe fearsome Nazi leader Adolf Hitler - but that's exactly how he is shown on designer T-shirts that are all the craze in Thailand.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

It was my first close-up contact with girls, and I regret that I didn't hug them tightly

Sonic Lok, 16, who got to hug Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa at the Ani-com and Games Fair

Magic things can happen here

Harry Reid, Democrats leader in the US Senate, on the possibility of reaching a deal in Congress

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The Song Before It is Sung

The Song Before It is Sung

by Justin Cartwright

Bloomsbury, HK$128

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

No salutes for Hitler comedy

In spite of being the first German-made film to ridicule Hitler, Mein Fuehrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler fails to leave a deep impression on the audience.

Made by German writer-director Dani Levy six decades after the fall of the Third Reich, the film caused ripples across Europe for its bold attempt to poke fun at the delusional dictator.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Games on the brink of war

Berlin, Germany, 1936

In 1936, Berlin was a city of power and confidence. Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party had gained a tight grip on German politics and Berlin was the centrepiece city of the new and flourishing Germany.

29 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Democracy led to Hitler? - far from it

Former security secretary Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's incorrect and silly remark that 'democracy led to Hitler' makes it timely to recall a few facts about Germany's first democracy, the Weimar Republic.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Leaders who rewrite history on a whim

When Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai was still just another ambitious legislator trying to make a name for herself, she decided to seek prominence by becoming the scourge of the Vietnamese boat people. She argued for a 'final solution' to end the problem of asylum seekers.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Song Before it is Sung

The Song Before it is Sung

by Justin Cartwright

Bloomsbury, HK$241

As so many writers and the creators of blockbuster 'true story' movies about great moments in history have discovered, blending fiction with fact is a tricky business.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

The Hitler Book - The Secret Report by His Two Closest Aides

The Hitler Book - The Secret Report by His Two Closest Aides

edited by Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl, translated by Giles MacDonogh

John Murray, HK$135

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Berlin finally reveals site of Hitler's bunker

After more than 60 years Berlin has lifted the lid on the location of the bunker where Adolf Hitler shot himself in the final days of the second world war, and prominently marked the site.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am