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Name of source: AP
SOURCE: AP (4-30-08)
The bone fragments dug up are those of Crown Prince Alexei and his sister, Maria, whose remains had been missing since the family was murdered in 1918 as Russia descended into civil war, said Eduard Rossel, governor of the Sverdlovsk region.
"We have now found the entire family," he told reporters in Yekaterinburg, the city where the remains were exhumed about 900 miles east of Moscow.
SOURCE: AP (4-30-08)
In a rare public address yesterday, the justice from New Hampshire admitted that at least one Supreme Court case prompted him to ask, "Why do I have to resolve that case?"
He said he found an answer last year while visiting the Pennsylvania battlefield where the Civil War changed course in 1863. Souter noted that the commander assigned to hold the far end of the Union line, Maine's Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, ordered a bayonet charge in a desperate maneuver that ended a Confederate attack.
Souter says the move was 1 of the turning points of American history. Then, he said he could never again say it is unfair that he has to decide tough cases.
SOURCE: AP (4-29-08)
For more than five decades, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany — better known as the Claims Conference — has been the central channel for billions of dollars in restitution and reparations payments from Germany to Jewish victims of the Third Reich.
Sixty-three years after Allied troops freed emaciated prisoners from the Nazi death camps, the group has become the target of increasingly strident criticism. Some survivors charge it with amassing excessive wealth in their name while forgetting the very people it is designed to serve, many of whom are growing old in poverty.
More than anything, critics say far too much money is going to projects like Holocaust museums and broader Jewish causes instead of to making survivors' lives better in the time they have left.
He wrote to his cousin Alvin Strnad in Milwaukee, hoping he could help get his wife a job as a dress designer. He also sent colorful drawings of her designs.
"You may imagine that we have a great interest in leaving Europe as soon as possible because there is no possibility of getting a position in this country," Strnad wrote.
The Strnads eventually were separated. Paul died in the Nazi camp Treblinka and his wife died in Warsaw, Poland, although it is unclear why she was taken there or if she was in a camp.
The letter and drawings as well as numerous other local stories, Jewish traditions and around 200 donated artifacts are featured at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, which opened Monday.
Treasure hunters speculate that remains of the room — along with gold, paintings and other items stolen from a Russian palace outside St. Petersburg during World War II by the invading Nazis — could be buried near the town of Deutschkatharinenberg.
For years, the original iron and concrete shelter that was hastily constructed over the reactor has been leaking radiation, cracking and threatening to collapse. The new one, an arch of steel, would be big enough to contain the Statue of Liberty.
Once completed, Chernobyl will be safe, said Vince Novak, nuclear safety director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development which manages the $505 million project.
SOURCE: AP (4-27-08)
John Demjanjuk, 88, filed the appeal this week, The Plain Dealer reported on its Web site. The deportation order would send Demjanjuk to Germany, Poland or his native Ukraine.
The Associated Press left a message seeking comment with Demjanjuk's attorney, John Broadley.
Name of source: http://www.mynews.in
SOURCE: http://www.mynews.in (4-27-08)
To provide a helping hand to them, the Ex-servicemen Welfare Association has established a 'Sainik Ashram' and the war veterans are staying there now, Col (retd) K B P Pillai, who was instrumental in setting it up, said.
Name of source: NYT
SOURCE: NYT (4-30-08)
It is the story of a sexton in the synagogue in the Polish city of Oswiecim who buried most of the sacred scroll before the Germans stormed in and later renamed the city Auschwitz. It is the story of Jewish prisoners who sneaked the rest of it — four carefully chosen panels — into the concentration camp.
It is the story of a Polish Catholic priest to whom they entrusted the four panels before their deaths. It is the story of a Maryland rabbi who went looking for it with a metal detector. And it is the story of how a hunch by the rabbi’s 13-year-old son helped lead him to it.
This Torah, more than most, “is such an extraordinary symbol of rebirth,” said Peter J. Rubinstein, the rabbi of Central Synagogue. “As one who has gone to the camps and assimilates into my being the horror of the Holocaust, this gives meaning to Jewish survival.”
On Wednesday, the restored Torah will be rededicated in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which for more than 20 years the congregation of Central Synagogue has observed in conjunction with its neighbor, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, at Lexington Avenue and 54th Street.
SOURCE: NYT (4-29-08)
Name of source: http://globalnation.inquirer.net
SOURCE: http://globalnation.inquirer.net (4-28-08)
“According to the Office of US Veterans Affairs in Washington, the US government saved $3.2 billion by passing the Rescission Act in 1946,” Defense Undersecretary for Veterans Affairs Ernesto Carolina told the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Monday.
Carolina said that after the war, more than 400,000 Filipino veterans were applying for benefits from the US government.
Of the figure, more than 240,000 were recognized as legitimate war veterans in the “Missouri List” which was prepared by the administrative unit of the US Armed Forces based in Missouri.
There are now only 18,155 surviving Filipino war veterans, some 6,000 of them living in the United States, according to the Missouri list. Their average age, according to Carolina, is 80 years old and above.
Carolina said that for the Filipino veterans, the fight for an equity bill in the United States was, more than anything, for the restoration of their dignity and due recognition for their role in America’s war against Japan.
Name of source: Mirror
SOURCE: Mirror (4-29-08)
Experts towed the device two miles offshore after it was washed up on a beach. But they lost its position when a marker buoy broke free and it was moved by tides.
The Navy said: "We're still committed to looking for it.
"But it might get to the stage where we have to see if it comes ashore again."
The German bomb was scooped up eight days ago by a digger driver working on £10million sea defences at Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Name of source: JTA
SOURCE: JTA (4-27-08)
For instance, Aukro.cz had 1,335 items in its "Germany 1933-1945" section on Wednesday.
"We have recently sold a knife of the National Socialist Motor Corps for 80,000 crowns," or $3,188, auction operator Oto Obdrzalek told the daily newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes Thursday.
Klara Kalibova, from the nongovernmental organization Tolerance and Civic Society, said neo-Nazis are among the buyers of the memorabilia.
"A Hitlerian wing has recently won in the extremist National Resistance movement and its members buy these items to strengthen their identity," Kalibova said, referring to an extreme-right movement.
Name of source: Daily Mail
SOURCE: Daily Mail (4-27-08)
But at the start of the 20th century, the art of photography was rather more limited - to black and white images, with various shades of grey in between.
It was not until 1907 that autochrome - the process through which colour photographs were first produced - was invented in Paris.
SOURCE: Daily Mail (4-30-08)
Aribert Heim tops the list of 10 suspects, to be published by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, today.
Heim managed to avoid prosecution, his American-held file in Germany mysteriously omitting his time at Mauthausen, and now he is the most-wanted suspected Nazi war criminal among hundreds who the Simon Wiesenthal Centre estimates are still free.
Name of source: Times (UK)
SOURCE: Times (UK) (4-26-08)
Military hospitals have traditionally been portrayed as havens run by caring, if overstretched, staff but fresh evidence suggests that the experience of patients was very different.
Diaries written by injured working-class soldiers from the Somme to Gallipoli have revealed how they silently endured brutal treatment by the female military nurses, surgeons, physiotherapists and stretcher-bearers during the Great War.
Surgeons became hated figures depicted in hospital magazines as “Captain Hack” or “Captain Scalpel”. The female physiotherapists were “perpetrators of pain who resembled drill sergeants rather than bedside nurturers”.
Name of source: http://www.thelocal.de
SOURCE: http://www.thelocal.de (4-4-08)
"We came upon two cases of East German citizens killed while attempting to escape via Bulgaria - one in 1974 and another in 1988," Ekaterina Boncheva, a member of an official committee looking into communist-era secret service archives, told journalists.
Border police officers were rewarded for catching or shooting at people trying to flee the country, according to another committee member Valeri Katsunov.
Name of source: Press Release--http://www.hallowedground.org
SOURCE: Press Release--http://www.hallowedground.org (4-30-08)
This region, known as Where America Happened™, holds more American history than any other region in the country with nine Presidential homes (Ash Lawn-Highland and Oak Hill (Monroe), Kennedy’s Country Home, Camp Hoover, Eisenhower National Historic Site, Montebello (Taylor), Monticello (Jefferson), Montpelier (Madison), Pine Knot (Roosevelt), and Camp David, 73 National Historic Districts, the largest collection of Civil War Battlefields, significant sites from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, 15 historic Main Street communities, numerous scenic roads, rivers and landscapes.
Name of source: http://www.txcn.com
SOURCE: http://www.txcn.com (4-28-08)
That stand has incited two University of North Texas students to start a petition for the removal of the historical landmark, a statue of a Confederate soldier holding his gun to represent the South in the Civil War.
"It's really very frustrating that so many people would look at this and clap," said Aron Duhon, one of the students behind the petition.
Name of source: Bloomberg News
SOURCE: Bloomberg News (4-30-08)
The wreckage was discovered in the area behind a sea wall used to push back the Atlantic Ocean in order to search for diamonds in Namibia's Sperrgebiet or "Forbidden Zone."
"If the experts' assessments are correct, the shipwreck could date back to the late 1400s or early 1500s, making it a discovery of global significance,'' Namdeb Diamond Corp., a joint venture between De Beers and the Namibian government, said in an e-mailed statement from the capital, Windhoek, today.
Name of source: http://canadafreepress.com
SOURCE: http://canadafreepress.com (4-27-08)
The author unearthed a Kremlin document, which listed Soviet Politbureau members, who had signed an “informal death sentence” on the Polish pope. “Use all available possibilities to prevent a new political trend, initiated by the Polish pope, and
“if necessary - reach to means beyond disinformation and discreditation.” This instruction was given to their subordinates in the KGB by members of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party in November of 1979.
"I was shocked, when I found this order. The means “beyond disinformation and discreditation” meant only one thing: an approval to kill the pope”, John O. Kohler told leading Polish weekly “Wprost” (read: vprost) this week, prior to the official launching of his book in Poland.
Name of source: Telegraph (UK)
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (4-30-08)
The inhabitants of the island said they were attempting to ban the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union (Olke) from bearing the name "lesbian".
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (4-29-08)
The island is home to 63 people, who are all descended from William Marsters, an English carpenter and barrelmaker who settled there in 1863.
Now linguists have matched their accent to that of their very distant cousins 12,000 miles away in Gloucestershire.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (4-28-08)
Transcripts from Old Bailey cases, including Oscar Wilde's trial for gross indecency and the infamous case of Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, who killed his wife, form part of 110,000 pages of records made available online, free of charge. The London court's records include details of more than 210,000 criminal trials from 1674 to 1913.
When hanging was too good for some
Name of source: Fox News
SOURCE: Fox News (4-29-08)
The Northwest Indiana Times published a photo of candidate Tony Zirkle last week speaking in Chicago to the American National Socialist Workers Party, a neo-Nazi group. He spoke in front of a portrait of Hitler and was flanked by large swastika banners.
Zirkle wrote on his Web site Tuesday that the criticism he’s received is undeserved and claimed he was just trying to “present Jesus to a group the media claims is filled with hate.”
“The liberal media believes that evangelizing Nazis is more evil than suicide bombers, child rapists, drug dealers, murders, torturers and yes even porn-pimps,” he wrote.
The Northwest Indiana Times quoted Zirkle as saying: “I’ll speak before any group that invites me. … I’ve spoken on an African-American radio station in Atlanta.”
The newspaper wrote that Zirkle has previously stirred controversy by suggesting segregating races into different states.
SOURCE: Fox News (4-28-08)
Except one: The prototypical Renaissance man's famous 1485 design for a rudimentary parachute.
On Saturday, in what appeared to be a first, Swiss adventurer Olivier Vietti-Teppa proved that Leonardo's pyramidal-design parachute could carry the weight of a man all the way to the ground.
Name of source: Press Release--World Jewish Congress
SOURCE: Press Release--World Jewish Congress (4-28-08)
We are shocked and disgusted that Amazon.com is seemingly unwilling to stop the sale of such items, in spite of protests earlier this year. Not only is the slogan in bad taste, but to target children with clothes emblazoned with pro-Nazi slogans is particularly despicable, the WJCs Secretary-General Michael Schneider said. Companies have a responsibility. To make money with items glorifying the Nazis sets a very bad example. A lack of sensibility will ultimately do them serious damage as customers will rightly go and shop elsewhere.
Name of source: WaPo
SOURCE: WaPo (4-30-08)
At a Cabinet meeting in mid-August 1958, as the threat of a Chinese blockade of Taiwan was developing, Air Force Gen. Nathan F. Twining, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explained "that at the outset American planes would drop 10- to 15-kiloton bombs on selected fields in the vicinity of Amoy," a coastal city on the Taiwan Strait now called Xiamen, according to the documents.
But "the President simply did not accept the contention that nuclear weapons were as conventional as high explosives," according to the now-declassified Air Force history of the Taiwan crisis.
In releasing the official history, William Burr of George Washington University's National Security Archive said Eisenhower's decision forced Air Force leaders to think more seriously about conventional warfare instead of relying on nuclear arms.
SOURCE: WaPo (4-27-08)
Now, they are lawyers, judges, playwrights, poets, professors and ministers. They gathered this weekend back on campus with former classmates to hear memories of those events and occasionally raise a revolutionary fist for old times' sake.
"Strangest reunion I ever saw," said Victoria Benitez, a spokeswoman for the university, which did not sponsor the event.
Some of the most radical are no longer fomenting revolution. Mark Rudd, the student leader who later helped start the Weather Underground and spent seven years as a fugitive, is now retired from a community college in Albuquerque.
The idea for the reunion developed at the prestigious World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where Robert Friedman, editor of the student newspaper in 1968 and now an editor at Bloomberg News, ran into the current Columbia University president.
But many of the student protesters of 1968 see their effort as part of a series of upheavals in American society that prompted deep change. They say the events also shaped their personal and professional decisions, and the people they became.
Name of source: Newsweek
SOURCE: Newsweek (5-5-08)
It is a significant detail for Persico, given the questions he seeks to answer in his new book, "Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life": Did he have an ongoing relationship with Lucy Mercer (later Rutherfurd)? Was it sexual? Was she the only one? His answers to each are yes, undoubtedly, and no.
Name of source: LAT
SOURCE: LAT (4-27-08)
Chicago entrepreneur Robert Blackwell Jr. paid Obama an $8,000-a-month retainer to give legal advice to his growing technology firm, Electronic Knowledge Interchange. It allowed Obama to supplement his $58,000 part-time state Senate salary for over a year with regular payments from Blackwell's firm that eventually totaled $112,000.
A few months after receiving his final payment from EKI, Obama sent a request on state Senate letterhead urging Illinois officials to provide a $50,000 tourism promotion grant to another Blackwell company, Killerspin.
Name of source: Lee White at the website of the National Coalition for History (NCH)
SOURCE: Lee White at the website of the National Coalition for History (NCH) (4-25-08)
The March 27 memo cited cost concerns and the fact that non-governmental websites provide federal website snapshots as rationale for NARA’s decision. The memo also pointed out that there is no NARA requirement for agencies to perform their own web snapshot at the end of the Administration if NARA does not conduct one.
In its April 15 statement, NARA expressed concern that some federal agencies would assume “If NARA is taking a web snapshot, why does our agency need to manage our own records?” NARA also questioned “the permanent archival value of a Federal agency web snapshot taken on one random day near the end of a Presidential term.”
NARA stated it would conduct a web harvest of Congressional web sites since the Federal Records Act does not cover them. In addition, NARA will also receive a web snapshot of the White House website since it is considered a permanent record under the Presidential Records Act.
Despite these clarifications by the National Archives, stakeholder groups remained concerned about NARA’s apparent reliance on non-governmental websites to preserve these historically valuable records.
Name of source: Guardian
SOURCE: Guardian (4-29-08)
The exception claimed by Cheney's counsel came in response to requests from congressional Democrats that David Addington, the vice-president's chief of staff, testify about his involvement in the approval of interrogation tactics used at Guantanamo Bay.
Ruling out voluntary cooperation by Addington, Cheney lawyer Kathryn Wheelbarger said Cheney's conduct is "not within the [congressional] committee's power of inquiry".
Name of source: WNYT
SOURCE: WNYT (4-28-08)
The Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson Partnership's goal is to help draw tourists without making the area look like a typical tourist town.
The group doesn't want visitors to the park to see neon signs and billboards.
Armed with state funding, the partnership has now put its leadership team in place.
Name of source: http://www.pittsburghlive.com
SOURCE: http://www.pittsburghlive.com (4-28-08)
"If this was any other cemetery in this country, what an outrage (there would be)," said Eugene Strong of Derry, a member of the McKees Rocks Historical Society. "We're just trying to see the destruction stop. They're slowly chipping away until there won't be a mound."
The group is upset about borough plans to remove trees, dirt and debris at the base of McKees Rocks Mound and build a fence along the bottom. Strong said artifacts could be lost in the process and the entire mound threatened with a landslide.
Name of source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au
SOURCE: http://news.ninemsn.com.au (4-28-08)
Underwater surveys found the submarine's hull to be in sound condition and preserved in an environment where corrosion is inhibited by prevailing conditions, AE2 Commemorative Foundation chairman Peter Briggs said.
The two-day workshop, convened by the Turkish Institute of Nautical Archaeology (TINA) and the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA), resolved to recommend their two governments protect and preserve the AE2 where it rests.
Name of source: http://www.expatica.com/de
SOURCE: http://www.expatica.com/de (4-25-08)
Name of source: http://www.thelocal.se
SOURCE: http://www.thelocal.se (4-28-08)
Alexander and his granddad were out exploring the site of the Battle of Lund (1676) when the boy happened on some silver coins coated in verdigris. The buried treasure had likely come to the surface when the field in which they were wandering was recently ploughed.
A day later, archaeologists from the National Heritage Board arrived at the site with metal detectors and were quickly able to find two clay vessels containing more than 7,000 silver coins dating from around 1300 AD.
Name of source: Jerusalem Post
SOURCE: Jerusalem Post (4-29-08)
The homemade Davidka mortar, which was found in one piece, was taken by police sappers to an uninhabited site outside the city to be detonated and destroyed, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
The mortar was used during the initial stages of the war sixty years ago.
Name of source: AFP
SOURCE: AFP (4-25-08)
Almost two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the actions of the communist government still fascinates and scares Germans. Who worked with them? And why?
Stasi employees started to destroy their secret files as the Berlin Wall fell. Initially they shredded them. But as the machines broke down under the strain, they were forced to tear documents by hand.
The waste was to be pulped or burnt, but "citizen committees" stormed Stasi offices across East Germany, seizing millions of files, along with 15,500 bags of torn-up documents.
Name of source: http://www.tfponline.com
SOURCE: http://www.tfponline.com (4-18-08)
Park officials and the Trust for Public Land received federal support to purchase 382 acres in March to add to the western flank of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield.
Name of source: Haaretz
SOURCE: Haaretz (4-27-08)
Shkedi made these remarks in a special interview with "60 Minutes" in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary, excerpts of which aired on Channel 2 television Sunday.
Shkedi was asked in the interview about the nature of the threat posed by Iran and the commander answered that "this is a very serious threat, to Israel, but more importantly, to the entire world." He explained that he was referring to "what they [Iran] think of Israel ? the desire to destroy and wipe it off the map."
Shkedi is expected to conclude his term as the IAF commander and retire from the Israel Defense Forces soon, after 33 years of service. A large portion of his service was dedicated to the preparation for a possible mission that was never discussed in public: an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, should international economic sanctions prove to be fruitless.
Name of source: BBC
SOURCE: BBC (4-29-08)
The owners of a ship which sank in the lough in 1917 are to sell shares in the 20 gold bars which it is believed are still in the wreck.
The SS Laurentic was a passenger ship but during the First World War it was used by the British government to transport gold to pay for munitions.
The majority of the 43 tons of gold the ship was carrying when it sank have already been recovered, but the remaining bars are estimated to be worth £10m.
Name of source: http://www.fortmilltimes.com
SOURCE: http://www.fortmilltimes.com (4-28-08)
Now, a North Carolina county is trying to get in on the act.
A group in Rutherford County, N.C., opened the Bostic (N.C.) Lincoln Center and are petitioning the federal government to run a DNA test of Lincoln's father, Thomas, to see if it matches some of the 16th president's saved genetic material.
Keith Price, president of Bostic Lincoln Center Inc., said Lincoln was born in rural North Carolina, where Price believes Nancy Hanks gave birth to him out of wedlock.
Price is relying on an oral tradition that says Hanks' family, in the late 1700s, traveled from Virginia to North Carolina, where she worked for Abraham Enloe, who some point to as a possible father.
Name of source: http://wjz.com
SOURCE: http://wjz.com (4-28-08)
The purchase, announced Monday, conserves the last major block of shoreline on the Maryland side of the river that can be seen from Mount Vernon, which sits in Virginia just a few miles south of the nation's capital.
Name of source: BBC News
SOURCE: BBC News (4-29-08)
The hidden picture was uncovered when the work was X-rayed in preparation for an exhibition at Montacute House in Somerset, UK. Radiography revealed that underneath the oil portrait was a ghostly male figure whom experts believe is Vernon's husband, Southampton, Shakespeare's only known patron. There are no plans to chip away the portrait of Southampton's wife to uncover him properly.
Name of source: http://www.tallahassee.com
SOURCE: http://www.tallahassee.com (4-27-08)
State officials have tentatively agreed to buy 55 privately owned acres of the battlefield — but they must exercise their option by August. If they don't, the Civil War Preservation Trust is interested.
In March, the trust listed Natural Bridge as one of this year's 10 most endangered Civil War battlefields. The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit purchases endangered battlefields with private donations and federal grants.
"(Natural Bridge) is such a unique site," said Mary Koik, the trust's deputy director of communications. "If we could get involved, we certainly would."
The Natural Bridge Battlefield is near Woodville. In March 1865, Confederate soldiers, volunteers and cadets from the forerunner of Florida State University repulsed three attacks by Union soldiers, leaving Tallahassee as one of only two Confederate capitals never captured.
Name of source: http://www.eveningsun.com
SOURCE: http://www.eveningsun.com (4-25-08)
Phillips' main gripes are with the center's 500-foot sloped sidewalk from the parking lot to the entrance, the low number of handicap parking spaces, a lack of automatic and power-assist doors and the absence of Braille signage for blind persons and audio tapes for the hearing-disabled.
Phillips - who visited the center Thursday to assess its accessibility - said in an e-mail that the center may technically be "in compliance" with the Americans with Disabilities Act in some, if not all, of those cases.
But, Phillips said, she still plans to file a complaint alleging a lack of "common sense" in the design of the building.
Name of source: UPI
SOURCE: UPI (4-27-08)
Historians, among other academics, argue that the book ought to be reproduced with editorial annotations before 2015, when it enters the public domain and neo-Nazi groups will be able to publish it freely, Haaretz reported Sunday.
Hitler wrote the first part of the 720-page book in 1923, while in prison for his part in the attempted coup against the Weimar government. The remainder was written after his release.
Name of source: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk
SOURCE: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk (4-28-08)
Deputy Chief Constable, Adam Briggs, pictured, was criticised by MPs and Holocaust historians for keeping the clock in such a prominent position at the force's HQ near Northallerton.
The timepiece was bequeathed to him by his father, who served in the Royal Navy,
Mr Briggs has said that if the force or North Yorkshire Police Authority felt it was causing offence he would remove it immediately.
But he said it had been in his various offices in three different forces for a decade where it had been seen by visitors of all races and faiths.
The clock, in brass with a mahogany case, has a face featuring a Nazi swastika beneath the German eagle.