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Nazi Guard Testifies About Taking Auschwitz Victims' Money: 'They Didn't Need It Anymore'

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Nazi Guard Testifies About Taking Auschwitz Victims' Money: 'They Didn't Need It Anymore'

Originally posted 04/22/2015 11:35AM

The trial for a former guard at Auschwitz, who's charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, began in Lüneburg, Germany on Tuesday with testimony that drew audible gasps from the assembled audience.

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Former Nazi Guard, 93, Charged with 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

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Former Nazi Guard, 93, Charged with 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

Originally posted 04/20/2015 06:50PM

A former guard at Auschwitz will head to trial on Tuesday in Lüneburg, Germany, where he's charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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How an Author Is Coping with the Discovery That Her Grandpa Was a Nazi

How an Author Is Coping with Discovery That Her Grandpa Was Schindler's List Nazi

Originally posted 03/27/2015 03:30PM

There was shock and "trembling" when Jennifer Teege first learned the secret her biological family kept hidden: Her grandfather was the sadistic Nazi officer portrayed in Schindler's List.

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Katy Perry Visits Auschwitz: 'My Heart Was Heavy Today'

Katy Perry Visits Auschwitz: 'My Heart Was Heavy Today'

Originally posted 02/26/2015 01:40PM

While in between shows on her European tour, Katy Perry paid a visit to concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.

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Black Author Discovers Her Grandfather Was Nazi Villain of Schindler's List

Black Author Discovers Her Grandfather Was Nazi Villain of Schindler's List

Originally posted 02/12/2015 04:15PM

In 2008, Jennifer Teege was strolling around a library in her native Germany for books on the depression she'd been struggling with when she spotted a cover photograph that looked strangely familiar: her biological mother.

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Survivors Return to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Survivors Return to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Originally posted 01/27/2015 03:30PM

They returned, wearing their blue and white stripes as badges of courage. And resilience. And resolve.

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WWII Veteran Who's Now a Woman Wins a Legal Battle for Transgender Couples

Robina Asti Wins an Important Legal Battle for Transgender Couples

Originally posted 07/30/2014 06:15PM

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Kate Learns More About Her 'Granny' at WWII Code-Breaking Center Opening

Kate Learns More About Her 'Granny' at World War II Code-Breaking Center Opening

Originally posted 06/18/2014 12:20PM

The Duchess of Cambridge got an insight into her family history when she met a woman who worked alongside her grandmother at a World War II code-breaking center.

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Man Who Saved Children from Nazis Celebrates 105th Birthday with Those Rescued

UpdatePosted 05/22/2014 03:45PM

Man Who Saved Hundreds of Children from Nazis Celebrates 105th Birthday Alongside Those He Rescued

Originally posted 05/22/2014 02:25PM

In 1938, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton spent a short vacation in Prague saving hundreds of Jewish children from the upcoming Nazi invasion. Seventy-six years later, the remaining "Nicky's Children" and their descendants helped Winton celebrate his 105th birthday.

Winton made his fateful journey on a whim. Germany had recently annexed the Sudetenland, forcing many Jewish families to flee into the Czechoslovakian capital, and he feared what would happen to the refugees if the Nazis took over the rest of the country.

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