A notorious Holocaust denier who fled France has been arrested in Anstruther in Fife. Vincent Reynouard, 53, evaded authorities after he was convicted under anti-Nazi laws which criminalise denial of the Holocaust.
Said to be a 'living instrument', the European Convention on Human Rights was conceived in the throes of reconciliatory passion in May 1948 at the Congress of Europe in The Hague. It was brought to term by more than a hundred parliamentarians from across the region, including the Edinburgh-born Cons
A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment, making him the oldest man to stand trial over the atrocities of the Second World War. Josef Schuetz was found guilty to being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,500 prisoners as well as an acce
The removal of a 65-year-old plaque honouring judges and lawyers who served the Nazis has been ruled out for now by the president of Germany's Supreme Court. The plaque, found at the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, lists the names of 34 members of the Reich Court and the Reich prosecutor&rsqu
A 96-year-old woman who was a secretary at a Nazi concentration camp has gone on trial for complicity in the murder of more than 11,000 people, weeks after she attempted to flee proceedings. Irmgard Furchner was 18 when she began working at Stutthof camp in Nazi-occupied Poland as secretary to its c
A serving police officer has been convicted of a terror offence for the first time in UK history after a court found he was a member of the proscribed neo-Nazi group National Action (NA). Ben Hannam, a 22-year-old Metropolitan Police officer, joined the group in March 2016, nine months before it was
A court in Germany has fined a University of Warwick historian €4,000 (£3,700) after she breached an injunction regarding claims that a concentration camp prisoner had had a lesbian affair with an SS guard. In April, Frankfurt regional court ruled that Dr Anna Hájková, assoc
An investigation has been launched over allegations the director of a concentration camp memorial in Germany defamed members of the Wehrmacht by suggesting they committed war crimes. Jens-Christian Wagner, director of the Buchenwald memorial, is being investigated by prosecutors who have asked him t
A former Nazi concentration camp guard has been found guilty of complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 prisoners. Bruno Dey, 93, was given a two-year suspended sentence following a nine-month trial in a juvenile court as he was 17 at the time of the murders, which were carried out between Augus
Victims of the Nazis who fled Austria during the Third Reich have been given citizenship by the country's parliament. The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of hundreds of thousands of Jewish people persecuted by the Nazis will be able to apply for Austrian nationality.