Breitbart News
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Families minister Manuela Schwesig has pledged to do more to protect children in Germany from right winghipsters” who post messages about migrant criminality on social media. The Social Democratic Party (SPD) minister was speaking at a press conference last week at which youth protection website Jugendschutz.net said “right wing extremists” are using rap music and social media trends to “spread hate against refugees, Muslims and other minorities”. “Right wing extremists are using stylish memes and videos to convey their messages,” said the website’s deputy director Stefan Glaser. Speaking in Berlin he warned that “false messages are being launched in a targeted manner to fuel hate”, and said activists are postingfalse messagesintended to “spread hate” in between “photographs of strawberry and muesli” and other apolitical content. A common tactic of the new wave of so-called right wing extremists, whom Glaser callsnipsters” — a portmanteau of the wordsNazi’ and ‘hipster’, is posting on social media about “the supposed criminality of refugees”.
Washingtons Blog
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We are all potentially guilty, all potential criminals, all suspects waiting to be accused of a crime. So you can try to persuade yourself that you are free, that you still live in a country that values freedom, and that it is not too late to make America great again, but to anyone who has been paying attention to America’s decline over the past 50 years, it will be just another lie. The German people chose to ignore the truth and believe the lie. They were not oblivious to the horrors taking place around them. As historian Robert Gellately points out, “[A]nyone in Nazi Germany who wanted to find out about the Gestapo, the concentration camps, and the campaigns of discrimination and persecutions need only read the newspapers.” The warning signs were definitely there, blinking incessantly like large neon signs. “Still,” Gellately writes, “the vast majority voted in favor of Nazism, and in spite of what they could read in the press and hear by word of mouth about the secret police, the concentration camps, official anti-Semitism, and so on.
RT News
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Newly declassified records reportedly show that Marika Rokk, the incarnation of glamour and coquetry who was one of the brightest stars in the Third Reich and post-war West Germany, played another important role off screen – that of a Soviet agent. Read Full Article at RT.com
Haaretz
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Used in World War I to attack enemy propaganda, the phrase 'lying press' resurfaced under the Nazis and again in the 2014 anti-immigrant movement in Germany.
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Politico
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It’s one thing after another. Glasser: Well, that’s right, and so, let’s talk about—that’s the sort of public spectacle that we’re all witnessing, or deciding on Twitter to take part in, in some way. Let’s talk about the substantive job of intelligence committee ranking member, and how that’s changed as a result of this extraordinary moment. First of all, are you hearing lots of concerns from inside the intelligence community about President Trump’s attack on them. Schiff: You know, I was certainly hearing a lot of concern about the president’s ongoing war on the intelligence community; his comparing the IC to Nazi Germany, and you know, his use of intelligence in quotes, and just the way he was denigrating the IC. And, I mean, this is very dangerous. He’s going to have to rely on the intelligence community professionals if he wants to be successful as president, and the degree to which he was undermining them was also undermining the likelihood of the success of his own administration.
The Sun Daily
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Alexander House dubbed the phone – which Hitler received from the Wehrmacht, Nazi Germany's armed forces – as "arguably the most destructive 'weapon' of all time, which sent millions to their deaths". It said Hitler used it to give most of his orders during the last two years of World War II. Russian officers gave the device to British Brigadier Sir Ralph Rayner during a tour of the bunker shortly after Germany's surrender. Rayner's son, who inherited the phone, put it up for sale, its paint now peeling to reveal the original synthetic black resin surface. Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander House told AFP its estimates were based on a number of factors, including "rarity and uniqueness". "It would be impossible to find a more impactful relic than the primary tool used by the most evil man in history," the auction house said in a statement. "This was not a staid office telephone." "This was Hitler's mobile device of destruction." — AFP
The Sun Daily - Style
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DISABLED models made their debut on the London Fashion Week catwalk on Friday – "about time", as one campaigner put it. Amputee Jack Eyers, who wears a prosthetic leg, and Kelly Knox, who was born with no left forearm, took to the runway for luxury British label Teatum Jones. "It's important to get people to reconsider our relationship with the body in the luxury fashion sector," Catherine Teatum, one half of the design duo, told AFP backstage. "When you think there was a time when models of colour weren't cast for shows, that's bonkers! So we feel a little bit like that now." The collection, which opened five days of shows in London, featured oversized coats and dresses, reconstructed with sheer layers, eyeleted seams and ties around the waist and legs. Dubbed The Body", it took as inspiration the work of artist Hans Bellmer, who created mutated doll forms in protest at the cult of the perfect body in what would become Nazi Germany.
Daily Mail - USA
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France 24
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US Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, Germany on Sunday, against the backdrop of concerns about a surge of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States since Donald Trump was elected president. Pence, his wife Karen and daughter Charlotte toured the camp where more than 200,000 political prisoners, Jews and others were incarcerated by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. More than 40,000 people died there. Under gray skies, the Pences placed a wreath at a memorial in the center of the camp and visited the barracks, a crematorium and a gas chamber. "It was a miracle that we survived," former Dachau prisoner Abba Naor told the vice president and his family, describing a typical meal as "a slice of bread." Pence signed a guest book, ending his visit with an hour-long service at the Church of Reconciliation on the camp grounds.
Ruptly TV
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Slate
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Daphne Merkin’s new book, This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression , is at once an exploration of her own mental health and a memoir of her experiences growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family with a complicated, domineering mother. “My mother was only nice to me when I was sick,” Merkin writes, in one of many passages that take on added meaning as the book unfolds. (She also details the way in which her parents, who escaped Nazi Germany, ignored her and her siblings and allowed a nursemaid to abuse them.)
Variety
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Voice Of America
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S. intelligence community of leaking unsubstantiated information about his reputed personal conduct on a visit to Moscow years ago, long before he ever contemplated a career in politics. A 35-page dossier summarizing allegations of salacious activity by Trump was published in full last month by Buzzfeed News. The report, compiled by a former British spy, did not include specific evidence against Trump but suggested that Russian intelligence agents had compromising material that could be used to blackmail the president. “It was disgraceful,” Trump said of the leaked dossier, “disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed [out] any information that turned out to be so false and fake.” Disavowing the allegations against him completely, the president declared at a news conference last month: “That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do.
Open Culture
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The Week
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KyivPost
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Volodymyr Viatrovych, the director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, told the Kyiv Post on Feb. 13 that the popularity of Bandera and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army has grown in Ukraine because of Russia’s aggression and the war in the Donbas. “In modern Ukrainian society, Bandera is a primarily a symbol of resistance against Russia. Today, Ukraine feels abandoned by the world, and the Insurgent Army for us is a sign that we have the strength to fight on our own,” said Viatrovych. “We should not condone collective responsibility. We were at war, and soldiers of both sides Polish and Ukrainian committed war crimes. But that doesnt mean all the Ukrainian insurgents or all of the soldiers of Poland’s Armia Krajowa were criminals,” the expert said. The Armia Krajowa or the Home Army, was the resistance movement fighting for Polish liberation from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War.
Politico
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I think it's very, very unfair what's happened to Gen. Flynn, the way he was treated, and the documents and papers that were illegally — I stress that — illegally leaked. Very, very unfair.” Both before and since taking office, Trump has regularly blamed leaks on the intelligence community, once likening it to “Nazi Germany” following the publication of a dossier containing unverified but scandalous allegations. On Wednesday, with reports once again swirling about ties between top Trump allies and the Kremlin, the president compared the intelligence community to Russia. While Trump has made plugging leaks, or at least complaining about them publicly, his mission as of late, the president has not always been averse to such practices. During the presidential campaign, Trump regularly and enthusiastically drew on hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and other high-level members of the party to attack his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Politico
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On Wednesday, Trump blamed the intelligence community for leaks that have proven damaging to his administration and compared its practices to those of Russia In the past, he has likened the intelligence community to Nazi Germany and stubbornly disputed conclusions reached unanimously by all 19 federal intelligence agencies. Further muddying the relationship between Trump and the intelligence community are the alleged ties between close allies of the president and the Russian government, which have been reported by multiple media outlets but have been strenuously denied by Trump and those around him.
Sky News
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It is named after Lord Dubs, who was born in Czechoslovakia and fled Nazi Germany. There is a commitment in this country to protecting vulnerable people. We were set to take 3000 children but the figure is more likely to be around 350, and in response to that the criticism has been widespread and mounting from everyone from celebrities to MPs and even the Archbishop of Canterbury. Very annoyed and upset that the government has made this U-turn.
Sky News
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The Archbishop of Canterbury also saying that the UK has a long commitment to helping those who are vulnerable, ever since World War II and what happened in Nazi Germany. We have had a commitment since then to take in vulnerable people and we are going back on that pledge.
BBC News 24
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Time to chuck dirt at the CIA. The intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out, that they did that, I think it is a disgrace. I say that, and I say that, and that is something that Nazi Germany would have done.
BBC Two England
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That is what I'm running against. He won and carried on regardless. Time to chuck dirt at the CIA. The intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out, that they did that, I think it is a disgrace. I say that, and I say that, and that is something that Nazi Germany would have done.