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Today in History for October 15th

(15 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Convicted Nazi war criminal Herman Goering commits suicide behind bars; World War I spy Mata Hari executed; Nikita Khrushchev ousted as Soviet Union’s leader; ‘I Love Lucy’ premieres on TV. (Oct. 15)

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Russian historians use Nazi photos to find Stalin-era mass grave

A team of Russian historians and archaeologists have used a Nazi bomber pilot’s photograph to help them pinpoint the location of mass graves in Moscow containing the remains of thousands shot by Stalin’s secret police.

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Today in History for September 30th

(29 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Nuremberg tribunal convicts top Nazi leaders of war crimes; Berlin Airlift ends; James Meredith registers at Ole Miss; Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ premieres; Actor James Dean killed in a car crash. (Sept. 30)

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Today in History for September 20th

(20 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Magellan begins globe-trotting voyage; Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies; Actress Sophia Loren born; Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’; Singer Jim Croce dies in plane crash. (Sept. 20)

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‘Operation Finale’ director: film capturing Nazi period is ‘cautionary tale’

(29 Aug 2018) Oscar Isaac, Nick Kroll and Chris Weitz talk moving outside comfort zones and why they chose to tell the story of the extraction of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann (Aug. 28)

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Kingsley: I wanted to nail Eichmann to gates of Auschwitz

(27 Aug 2018) Ben Kingsley says he did not portray Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann out of love or admiration, rather he wanted his informative performance in the historical drama “Operation Finale” to “nail him to the gates of Auschwitz.” (Aug. 27)

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Germany: First video game featuring Nazi symbols released

Video games marketed in Germany can now legally include Nazi symbols and references, provided that their presence does not serve as propaganda. A Berlin studio is releasing the first video game to feature swastikas and the Nazi salute – a rerelease of a former game which had been modified to remove these references. “Through the Darkest of Times” takes place in Berlin in the 1930s and tells the story of resistance to National Socialism. At Gamescom in Cologne, an international gaming fair, players say they are satisfied with this change in the German law.

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State Official Welcomes Nazi Guard’s Deportation

(21 Aug 2018) Assistant Secretary of State A. Wess Mitchell welcomed news of the deportation of alleged former Nazi camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S., saying his removal “can bring some comfort to Holocaust survivors and others who suffered.” (Aug. 21 )

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Oscar Isaac on politicians’ language: ‘One has to stay vigilant’

(17 Aug 2018) At the New York premiere of “Operation Finale” – their film about the capture of Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann – stars Oscar Isaac, Nick Kroll and Ben Kingsley draw parallels between the language of Eichmann and the current political rhetoric used across the globe. (Aug. 17)

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