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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
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Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in new film

Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in new film

March 26 (UPI) -- Kevin Spacey is set to play Winston Churchill in the upcoming film "Captain of the Gate."
Annie Martin

Lawsuit: Tax collector like 'Adolf Hitler' to subordinates

OCEAN CITY, N.J., March 12 (UPI) -- A lawsuit from a former employee accuses a New Jersey tax collector of abusing her subordinates "in a manner resembling ... Adolf Hitler."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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Putin still a contender for Nobel Peace Prize

Putin still a contender for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, March 6 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is still a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize despite the recent situation in Ukraine's Crimea region.
Aileen Graef
Russian court orders Wikipedia 'Mein Kampf' page blocked

Russian court orders Wikipedia 'Mein Kampf' page blocked

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- A Russian court ordered a Wikipedia article on "Mein Kampf" blocked because of a link to the text of Adolf Hitler's autobiography, Wikipedia said.
Hillary Clinton likens Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to Adolf Hitler

Hillary Clinton likens Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to Adolf Hitler

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton likened Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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Two signed copies of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' going to auction

Two signed copies of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' going to auction

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Two copies of "Mein Kampf," signed by Adolf Hitler, are going up for auction Thursday in Los Angeles.
Aileen Graef

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
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Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

Renoir, Monet paintings among art found in Salzburg apartment

SALZBURG, Austria, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Works by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were among the dozens of pieces of art possibly stolen by Nazis and found in an Austrian home, lawyers said.

China slams NHK over Nanjing massacre denial

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- China has heavily criticized a commentator with Japan's state broadcaster NHK for denying the Japanese army massacred people after capturing the city of Nanjing in 1937.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
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China's official news agency attacks Aquino for his comments

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The president of the Philippines exposed his ignorance of history and reality when he compared China to Nazi Germany, China's official Xinhua News Agency said.
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Adolf Hitler (German pronunciation: ; 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as head of state as Führer und Reichskanzler from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is most remembered for his central leadership role in the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II and the Holocaust.

A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the precursor of the Nazi Party (DAP) in 1919, and became leader of NSDAP in 1921. He attempted a failed coup d'etat known as the Beer Hall Putsch, which occurred at the Bürgerbräukeller beer hall in Munich on November 8–9, 1923. Hitler was imprisoned for one year due to the failed coup, and wrote his memoir, "My Struggle" (in German Mein Kampf), while imprisoned. After his release on December 20, 1924, he gained support by promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-semitism, anti-capitalism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and propaganda. He was appointed chancellor on January 30, 1933, and transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism.

Hitler ultimately wanted to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in continental Europe. To achieve this, he pursued a foreign policy with the declared goal of seizing Lebensraum ("living space") for the Aryan people; directing the resources of the state towards this goal. This included the rearmament of Germany, which culminated in 1939 when the Wehrmacht invaded Poland. In response, the United Kingdom and France declared war against Germany, leading to the outbreak of World War II in Europe.

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