Oskar Groening (93) at the first day of his trial to face charges of being accomplice to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Photograph:  Andreas Tamme/Getty Images  2:19

A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of being an accessory to mass murder told a German court on Tuesday that he felt morally (...)

Louis Zamperini ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was later and tortured by the Japanese during the second World War. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Most New Year resolutions are broken after 24 hours. The first of mine was broken on the day itself. Because with cosmic irony the film Unbroken makes(...)

Break in Bruges: the best way to navigate Bruges is by taking a boat trip on the canals, which costs just €7.60 for half an hour with live – and lively – commentary. Photograph: Getty Images

War tourists have been coming to present-day Belgium since the Waterloo battlefield was sought out by curious British travellers in the aftermath o(...)

Russian president Vladamir Putin has promised an amnesty for capital repatriated to the country, saying Russians who choose to bring money back will face no questions over how they earned it. Photograph: Alexey Druginyn/Ria Novosti/EPA

President Vladimir Putin has portrayed Russia as an invincible nation beset by foreign foes intent on weakening and even destroying it, in a combativ(...)

The main gate of the former Dachau concentration camp with the sign “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free) has been slolen from Dachau, near Munich. Photograph: Michael Dalder /Files/Retuers

Thieves have stolen the iron gate to Dachau concentration camp bearing the Nazi slogan ‘Arbeit macht frei’ (work sets you free), the director of the(...)

It was high in the Bavarian Alps that Adolf Hitler worked on the second volume of Mein Kampf. Smitten with the area, he eventually bought a chalet in (...)

The altered image of Dublin’s Molly  Malone statue has been removed from the Israeli embassy’s Twitter account

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has removed controversial images from its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a M(...)

Helmut Tauer at the site of his former family home in Elsch, Sudetenland. Photograph: Derek Scally

The yellow mongrel bares its yellow teeth from behind the garden fence and starts barking at us. Then the black dog next door starts up. Soon the c(...)

Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto  ‘Mein Kampf’ was for sale at an Amsterdam antiques shop. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Getty Images

Almost 90 years after it was first published, an Amsterdam antiques shop owner faces up to six months in jail for selling Adolf Hitler’s autobiogr(...)

D-Day veteran Cecil Deller (89), from Cambridgeshire, stands on Sword Beach in Hermanville, France. Today is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries, including Britain and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, helping to bring about the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 0:57

Hundreds of second World War veterans have begun commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, with many crossing the Chann(...)