He was Hitler's favourite commando, famously rescuing Mussolini from an Italian hilltop fortress, and was known as "the most dangerous man in Europe".
After World War Two, he landed in Argentina and became a bodyguard for Eva Perón, with whom he was rumoured to have had an affair. So when Otto Skorzeny arrived in Ireland in 1959, having bought a rural farmhouse in County Kildare, it caused much intrigue. At 6ft 4in and 18 stone, known as 'scarface' due to a distinctive scar on his left cheek, Skorzeny was an easily recognisable figure as he popped into the local post office.
It's good that the UK Government is going to pardon the thousands of Army deserters who enlisted in the British forces during World War Two.
Of course, no army can allow desertion; however, these men were not court-martialled, but were subject to a blanket ban on state employment that deprived them of their constitutional right to due process. The vast majority of them deserted from June 1941 onward, when the theoretical possibility of a German invasion had all but vanished.
A Long Island school district says it is investigating pictures taken at an off-campus house party that appear to show high school students wearing t-shirts with swastikas on them.
The Commack School District said in a statement that it learned of the photos, which had been posted on social media. One photo shows a swastika scrawled in black marker on the red T-shirts of two students playing beer pong. "Auschwitz," the famous woking camp, is written on the shirts.
‘We don’t Want an Invasion’: Second Italian State Refuses Ministry Request to House African Migrants
The Italian state of Lombardy is making headlines for refusing emergency accommodation to migrants,
after a request was submitted by the Interior Ministry. It’s the second region to do so after Veneto. The ministry appealed to Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Campania, Puglia, Lazio and Marche to allocate several thousand places to house new arrivals – some, more than others. But not everyone is excited about the prospect.
Hundreds of people from Iran and around the globe submitted entries for the Islamic Republic's Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest.
"839 artworks have also been sent to the secretariat, 686 of them have been sent to the cartoon section and 153 more are related to caricature section," Secretary Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii told the Fars News Agency, marking the 2nd time since 2006 that the country has held the contest.
"The armed protection of Jewish sites by the military and police officers in Europe is only diverting attention away from rising anti-semitism",
says Holland's top jew leader. Rabbi Benjamin Jacobs noted that attitudes towards the jews within the country are starting to shift for the worse, warning that implementing the security measures, while necessary, is akin to taking an aspirin for a headache.
Deep in rural South Africa, the AWB movement is teaching teenagers to rise up in defiance of Nelson Mandela's failed dream of a Rainbow Nation.
The Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) is training thousands of youths in military-style bootcamps northwest of Johannesburg to fight for a separate white state. By day, they are pushed to their physical limits with assault courses and self-defence lessons, all the while being told of the danger from the millions of blacks trying to kill you.
A German historian estimates in a new book that French, British and American soldiers raped 860,000 Germans at and after the end of the WW2, including 190,000 sexual assaults by American soldiers.
Professor Miriam Gebhardt's book When the Soldiers Came includes interviews with victims, stories of the children of rape and research that she conducted over the course of a year and a half into birth records in Allied-occupied West Germany and West Berlin.
“Forty years ago when I came to Holland, it never, ever happened that someone would call me in the street a dirty Jew or curse me because I’m Jewish, visibly Jewish. Today it’s normal,”
said Rabbi Benjamin Jacobs, the leader of Holland’s substantial Jewish population, numbering 30,000. Addressing a new campaign against anti-Semitism which calls on European gentiles to publicly wear Jewish symbols in solidarity with their Jewish neighbors, Holland’s chief rabbi chose to share his views on the "dramatic rise" of anti-Jewish hatred he has witnessed.
Large U.S. cities that the rest of the world used to look at in envy are now being transformed into gang-infested hellholes with skyrocketing crime rates.
Cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Camden, East St. Louis, New Orleans and Oakland were once bustling with economic activity, but as industry has fled those communities poverty has exploded and so has criminal activity. Meanwhile, financial problems have caused all of those cities to significantly reduce their police forces. Sadly, this same pattern is being repeated in hundreds of communities all over the nation.
Immigrants account for only 6 percent of Italians, but for an impressive 40 percent of Italy’s rapes.
6.3 percent of the rapes in Italy are carried out by Moroccans. The numbers really pack up around urban areas. In Rome, immigrants are responsible for 52 percent of rapes. In Milan the number goes up to 59 percent. 8 percent of the rapes in Milan are carried out by Egyptians and 7 percent by Moroccans. In Bologna, 53 percent of the rapists were immigrants, of whom 11 percent were Moroccans.
Dozens of Israel's municipal chief rabbis signed on to the ruling,
which comes just months after the chief rabbi of Safed initiated a call urging Jews to refrain from renting or selling apartments to non-Jews. A number of leading rabbis who signed on to a religious ruling to forbid renting homes to gentiles – a move particularly aimed against Arabs – defended their decision on Tuesday with the declaration that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe walked away from a group of journalists in South Africa commenting "I don't want to see a white man",
television footage showed Friday. Mugabe was visiting Soweto, heartland of the anti-apartheid struggle, on Thursday on the final day of his state visit to South Africa when he approached a group of reporters. But after apparently spotting an unwelcome face, he suddenly turned on his heel with the brusque remark: "I don't want to see a white man".
The government said last year that the risk of crime was decreasing.
Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen hinted strongly that the Danes are now able to travel more safely at night. If the risk of crime actually decreased, so this is mostly due to a decrease in the number of burglaries. The number of sexual offenses, violent crimes and drug crimes have indeed increased nationwide.