July 18, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge in Florida's Monroe County ruled Thursday that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled in favor of same-sex couples who had challenged the voter-approved ban after they were denied a marriage license by the Monroe County clerk. In his ruling, ...[read more]
June 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday expressed support for a cease-fire in Ukraine's battle against pro-Russian separatists and called for both sides to negotiate a compromise. Following a ceremony commemorating the millions who died following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June ...[read more]
June 18, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US officials on Tuesday arrested 89-year-old Johann Breyer on charges that he was a Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during World War II. Breyer has admitted to serving at Auschwitz but claims that his service was involuntary and that he did not take part in any killings. Breyer was ...[read more]
May 21, 2014
by Ann Schober
The head of Germany's special Nazi war crimes agency, Kurt Schrimm, announced Monday that his office would soon turn over to state prosecutors the results of investigations into war crimes allegedly committed by several former concentration camp guards. As many as 20 men and women could be ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German district court in Ellwangen ruled Friday that accused former Auschwitz guard, Hans Lipschis, is unfit to stand trial. The ruling was based on Lipschis' early stages of incipient dementia, making him unable to comprehend the criminal trial. While Lipschis acknowledges being a member of the ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
German prosecutors on Wednesday charged an 88-year old German man, referred to in court documents as "Werner C," with involvement in a 1944 massacre that took place in Oradour-sur-Glane in central France. According to the prosecution, Warner C murdered 25 people and aided and abetted fellow Nazi ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for Germany's Hagen State Court on Wednesday dropped the case against 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS. Prosecutors had accused Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. ...[read more]
December 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A German district court in Ellwangen ruled Friday that accused former Auschwitz guard, Hans Lipschis, is unfit to stand trial. The ruling was based on Lipschis' early stages of incipient dementia, making him unable to comprehend the criminal trial. While Lipschis acknowledges being a member of the ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A German prosecutor on Monday recommended that a 94-year-old man living in Minnesota be charged with 40 counts of murder for his involvement in an attack that razed a Polish village to the ground in 1944. An earlier investigation found that retired Minnesota carpenter Michael Karkoc was formerly a ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The trial of 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS, began Monday in Germany's Hagen State Court. Prosecutors accuse Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. Bruins and an accomplice... ...[read more]

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