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Nazi Germany

'Wanted' posters a bid to catch last surviving Nazis

Nazi hunters' posters on a German street. Photo: EPA

Nazi hunters hung posters on the streets of German cities yesterday seeking information on the last perpetrators of the Holocaust still at large nearly 70 years on. The 2,000 placards feature a chilling black-and-white photograph of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and the tagline: "Late, but not too late."

Wednesday, 24 July, 2013, 3:59am 1 comment

E- and audiobook reviews: Fiction

E- and audiobook reviews: Fiction

Two Brothers is a "what if" historical novel about a pair of babies born in Nazi Germany. The premise, which clangs into life like a Jeffrey Archer set-up, is that identity confusion in a maternity ward leads to an Aryan child being inserted into the distinctly Jewish Stengel clan.

3 Dec 2012 - 6:20pm

UK opposed Nuremberg trials, preferring to execute top Nazis

Hermann Göring (left, in dark glasses) sits beside Hermann Hesse and other top Nazis at their trial in Nuremberg. Photo: Keystone

The British government opposed the establishment of the Nuremberg war crimes tribunals at the end of the second world war because it wanted selected Nazi leaders to be summarily executed and others to be imprisoned without trial, according to a contemporary account that was declassified yesterday.

27 Oct 2012 - 3:35am

Buddhist statue taken from Tibet by Nazis was carved from meteorite

A team from Stuttgart University classified the Iron Man statue as an ataxite, a rare class of iron meteorite. Photo: AFP

A thousand-year-old Buddhist statue taken from Tibet in 1938 by an SS team seeking the roots of Adolph Hitler's Aryan doctrine was carved from a meteorite, scientists reported.

In a paper published on Wednesday, German and Austrian researchers recount an extraordinary tale where archaeology, the Third Reich and cosmic treasure are intertwined like an Indiana Jones film.

28 Sep 2012 - 4:12am

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

Genetic data on IQ could mislead, academics say

Scientists believe intelligence quotient is heritable and strongly controlled by genes, through studying twins and adopted children, who tend to have IQs more similar to their genetic parents than adopted parents.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Starring: Asa Butterfield and Jack Scanlon Director: Mark Herman Year of original release: 2008 Genre: War drama

The film

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The Kindly Ones

The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell Vintage, HK$117

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Film studies: See no evil

'What would you have done?' asks Hanna Schmitz in The Reader, as she defends herself against charges alleging she took part in atrocities as a guard at a German death-camp during the second world war.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1925

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

The Counterfeiters

Starring: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky

Category: IIB

29 May 2008 - 12:00am

The Counterfeiters

The Counterfeiters

Starring: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Confronting Nazism in the family

There's probably never a good time to tell your child he's related to one of the most reviled men of the 20th century, but at least Katrin Himmler knows she will have the answers to her eight-year-old son's questions when the time comes.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Rose and fall

MARC ROTHEMUND'S latest film was set in Germany near the end of the second world war, when the beleaguered Nazi regime was buckling under the Allies' onslaught. His main protagonist, now one of the best-known wartime Germans and already a central figure in several films about that era, is made to come across as a vulnerbale human being.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

In short, it's labyrinthine

As your average reporter in Hong Kong, LoDown is always on the lookout for good writing to improve himself. I came across this gem from the police department, an internal memo putting forward its objections to a police union changing its name.

8 Jan 2005 - 12:00am