Topic archives: Nazis

Would Sam Dastyari have been justified punching the racists who abused him?

November 9, 2017 22

A question that returns to us with dispiriting regularity flared up again over night, with Sam Dastyari's run-in with the far right -- when, if ever, is it OK to punch a Nazi?

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

September 25, 2017 19

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

Know your Nazis: these are the people outing far-right extremists online

August 15, 2017 3

After the violence of Charlottesville, those who identify and out white supremacists believe their work is increasingly important -- and dangerous.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

March 17, 2017 1

What we're reading: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death, legal dispute hinges on an Oxford comma, buried negatives from a Nazi-era photographer, AFL season launch film, how 4Chan’s trolls pulled off the heist of the century, and who stopped McCarthy?

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

March 3, 2017

What we're reading: saving the last of the vaquitas, Daria's creators reflect on the show's legacy, drugged-up Nazis, a TV show about itself, and the bizarre case of the Perth Freight Link.

Armpit hair as a form of political protest

February 2, 2017 6

There is a monumental change in the way politics is done and understood, and a widespread response that looks to be monumentally naive.

Just how much do Trump and Hitler have in common? A historian explains

December 13, 2016 11

Jared Van Duinen, lecturer in history and politics at Charles Sturt University, explore some striking points of similitude between the milieus that gave rise to Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump.

When the personal truly is political

When the personal truly is political

December 21, 2015 1

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

Why concentrate on space when there are problems here?

July 17, 2015 6

Crikey readers discuss the Pluto fly-by and other issues of the day.

Rundle: a tale of civilisation, repression and the joy of S&M

Rundle: a tale of civilisation, repression and the joy of S&M

February 27, 2015

Crikey's correspondent-at-large traces the history of Western sexual liberation.

Standing up for Nazis is not freedom of speech

Standing up for Nazis is not freedom of speech

July 25, 2013 54

Giving voice to an article promoting a party that wants to "turn immigrants into soap" and "make lampshades of their skin" is not a diversity of ideas. It's violent hate speech.

Uncovering long buried things in a Polish cemetery

Uncovering long buried things in a Polish cemetery

August 3, 2011

The Jewish cemetery in Warsaw has long fascinated Jay Martin, with its unmarked graves and headstones piled in one corner. And then Jay discovered her own family connection...

Rundle: will Mad Monk be brought low by madder Monckton?

June 24, 2011 25

Moncktongate has now become a political and moral test for Tony Abbott, whose principal political action to date has been to exile climate-change denialism from the political mainstream.

Hungarian government ‘persecution’ of former La Trobe Uni professor

February 23, 2011

Claims have emerged that current EU president Hungary is trying use the police and media to silence dissenters, writes a Crikey correspondent in Berlin.

Is this lampshade made from human skin?

September 10, 2010

It's a grisly tale. A lampshade bought at a garage sale after Hurricane Katrina was apparently made from the human skin of Jewish people killed in a Nazi concentration camp. Mark Jacobson goes through a Holocaust investigation.

Obama is not a ‘Nazi’ and abortion is not a ‘holocaust’

June 30, 2010

US politicians often refer to their opponents as "Nazis" or horrible events as "a holocaust" but these just trivialise one of history's most disturbing atrocities, writes Rabbi Marvin Hier.

Is Hitler responsible for Islamic extremism?

April 22, 2010

A new book claims the roots of Islamic fundamentalism can be traced back to Nazi radio broadcasts across the Middle East during WWII.

How the Nazis stole Christmas

November 18, 2009

A new exhibition of Nazi paraphernalia in Cologne shows how the Nazi Party tried to take Christ out of Christmas with swastika cookies and hand grenade tree decorations. Many of their "paganised" Christmas carols are still unwittingly sung today.

The last great Nazi trial

November 13, 2009

In November, former Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk will appear before a Munich court, charged with 27,900 counts of accessory to murder. With time running out to prosecute other ex-Nazis, the case marks the end of an era in world history.

Just what is a fascist?

October 21, 2009

It's an insult slung regularly at just about everyone from all over the political spectrum, but just who and what is really a "fascist"? Is it the synonymous with "Nazi"? Does it assume racism? The BBC goes in search of a definition.