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German government report highlights Nazi past of public officials

By Sybille Fuchs, January 25, 2012

A recent report issued by the German government makes clear the extent to which the West German authorities were riddled with former Nazi Party, SS and SA members.

Berlin exhibition: “Hitler and the Germans”—a historical travesty

By Verena Nees, March 25, 2011

A recent exhibition at the German Historical Museum sought to blame the German people and conceal the responsibility of German capitalism for the Hitler dictatorship.

Nazi “Butcher of Lyon” was a German intelligence agent

By Dietmar Henning, January 22, 2011

Long known to have collaborated with the CIA, Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is now revealed to have worked as a paid agent of the German intelligence service well into the 1960s.

Netherlands judiciary demands extradition of Nazi war criminal from Germany

By Elizabeth Zimmermann, December 9, 2010

The German judicial system continues to protect convicted war criminal Klaas Carel Faber from extradition to Holland, where he faces a life sentence.

Marxism and the Holocaust

By Nick Beams, May 15, 2010

The following is an addendum to the lecture “Imperialism and the political economy of the Holocaust,” delivered by Nick Beams at San Diego State University on April 29.

Imperialism and the political economy of the Holocaust

By Nick Beams, May 12, 2010

This lecture was delivered at San Diego State University on April 29. It was the eighth in a series entitled "Killing for a higher cause: Political violence in a world in crisis" sponsored by the Institute on World Affairs within the Political Science Department of the San Diego State University.

Germany: Demjanjuk trial sheds light on Nazi crimes

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, January 27, 2010

The trial of the alleged SS guard John Demjanjuk has shed further light on Nazi crimes.

Nick Beams delivers lecture in Sydney and Melbourne

World War Two: Lessons and Warnings

By Nick Beams, November 18, 2009

Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, delivered a lecture on “World War Two: Lessons and Warnings” to audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in November, 2009.

Myths and legends about World War II exposed at Australian SEP public meetings

By our correspondents, November 18, 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Australia held public meetings in Sydney and Melbourne this month on “Seventy years since World War II: lessons and warnings”.

The Silence of the Quandts: The history of a wealthy German family

A documentary film by Eric Friedler and Barbara Siebert

By Emma Bode, Brigitte Fehlau, November 29, 2008

The award-winning The Silence of the Quandts deals with the unscrupulous rise of one of Germany’s richest and most influential families. The family, which owns 47 percent of auto manufacturer BMW, is implicated in the crimes of the Nazi regime.

Spain: Judge Garzón abandons investigation into Franco-era crimes

By Paul Mitchell, November 22, 2008

Judge Baltasar Garzón has decided to abandon his investigation into the executions and repression carried out by the fascist regime of General Francisco Franco after protests from right-wing politicians, the media and the Roman Catholic Church.

Letters from our readers

November 4, 2008

A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.