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(...)

While it may not seem like it as he bathes in the reflected glory of Marine Le Pen’s historic 25 per cent share of the French vote, in his home country Geert Wilders has gone from heading the polls to trailing in them in the space of just three months. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The Dutch are a commonsense people, so they were surprised last week when, having consigned Geert Wilders to third place in the European elections (...)

Selbstbildnis by Andreas Mühe, from the series Obersalzberg. Photograph: courtesy of Carlier | Gebauer, VG Bildkunst, Bonn, 2014

The sign contained just three words, but spoke volumes about Germany’s agonised relationship with its past. It was last May and I was on holida(...)

Potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: clarified her remarks

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has defended comments comparing the moves of Russian president Vladimir Putin to actions taken by (...)

The autographed books attracted 11 bids during an online auction.

Copies of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf signed by the German Nazi leader sold for $64,850 (€46,989) at an auction in Los Angeles. T(...)

A memorial plaque sits on display at Ferdinand Porsche’s birthplace in Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic. Photograph: Lenka Ponikelska/Bloomberg

Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of the sports-car firm, created the first hybrid more than 100 years ago and designed the original Volkswagen B(...)

A group of Japanese second World War pilots before a kamikaze mission.

They were perhaps history’s most famous suicide bombers, a squad of doomed young pilots who crashed their aircraft into second World War Allied(...)

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister: visited the Yasukuni Shrine on December 26th last. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Yasukuni Shrine, where 14 Class A war criminals and over 1,000 Class B and Class C war criminals (defined as those who committed “crimes against p(...)