To the editor: The online images showing plastic cups arranged in the shape of a swastika and teens giving the Nazi salute at a Costa Mesa house party are a sign of our times. Apparently, anything is fine to post on social media. Have these students had any education about the Holocaust? Have they any idea who Adolf Hitler was? Have they any knowledge about World War II or the estimated 70 million people who died, including more than , American soldiers who perished protecting their freedom to express their thoughts, no matter how abhorrent?
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Hitler’s Hollywood: The Films Nazis Loved and Hated – The Hollywood Reporter
The swing youth in Nazi Germany were teenagers whose love for jazz and affinity for British and American pop culture stood in stark contrast to German nationalism, uniformity, and military regulation. In I lived in Vienna, Austria and had discovered the local swing music scene. He explained that there were groups of young men and women in Vienna during the Nazi years who would meet in private, dance to American swing music, and opposed the harsh Nazi reality with their behavior and dress. I was intrigued. Who were these young people? While not a huge box office success, the film influenced the swing revival of the late 90s and early s by telling the fictionalized story of a group of teenagers in Nazi Germany. What they had in common was a love for jazz and an affinity for British and American pop culture which stood in stark contrast to the enforced Nazi culture of German nationalism, uniformity, and military regulation.
Readers React: Teens’ Nazi salute is ‘a stab in my heart,’ says a Holocaust survivor
Aleksandras Iljasevicius was born a Muslim Tatar in Lithuania. At the age of seven, he was made to watch Nazi troops execute his Jewish friends and neighbours. Almost 70 years on, a retired teacher in the US, he has revisited his childhood memories to mark international Holocaust remembrance day, in an interview with the BBC World Service. My family had an estate and a mill in the countryside, but because my Dad was in the Lithuanian military we also lived in Kaunas [Lithuania's second city].
US comedian Roseanne Barr, who recently made a splash with the successful reboot of her '90s TV sitcom, has landed in hot water after posting a racist tweet likening an African-American former Obama aide to an ape. Broadcaster ABC said on Tuesday the comments were "abhorrent" and pulled the plug on Barr's self-titled show, despite it drawing more than 18 million viewers for its first episode. It was only recently that Barr, 65, who has previously implied that she may make a second run for US president, was being congratulated by Donald Trump over her success. But Barr has been caught up in controversy several times before. Here we take a look back at five of her most notorious moments.