Researcher: Nazis experimented with mosquitoes as weapons

TUEBINGEN, Germany, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Nazi scientists worked on ways to use malaria-carrying mosquitoes as a weapon during World War II, a German researcher says.

Love letters from Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler published

BERLIN, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A German newspaper Sunday published the first installment of a cache of World War II-era love letters written by Nazi Germany's notorious Heinrich Himmler.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
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Hitler protected Jewish ex-commander

Hitler protected Jewish ex-commander

DUSSELDORF, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- Nazi German leader Adolf Hitler, who presided over the killing of millions of Jews, took steps to assure the safety of one -- his former commanding officer.
Ancient Mayan apocalypse skull dropped

Ancient Mayan apocalypse skull dropped

GLAUCHAU, Germany, May 10 (UPI) -- An ancient Mayan skull prophesized to protect humanity from the coming apocalypse was accidentally dropped on the ground in a lab in Germany, scientists say.

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Himmler's crystal skull found in Germany

Himmler's crystal skull found in Germany

BERLIN, March 10 (UPI) -- A Swiss journalist said a crystal skull believed to have belonged to Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler was found hidden in a German home.

Author: Nazis planned Brazil colony

BERLIN, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A German author says scientists working for the Nazi regime visited the Brazilian Amazon to scout locations for a possible outpost prior to World War II.

Saatchi buys Himmler portrait for gallery

LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Noted art collector Charles Saatchi is taking a gamble with the newest addition to his London gallery, a portrait of notorious Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler.

Hitler film crops up in New York

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- A reel of film showing Adolf Hitler enjoying a music festival with his Nazi friends before World War II has turned up in New York.

Outrage follows strict Calif. smoking ban

BELMONT, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A proposed strict ordinance seriously limiting the places one can smoke cigarettes in Belmont has caused outrage among many throughout the California city.

Taking a broom to chimney sweeps

BERLIN, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Thousands of Germans want to sweep away a Nazi-era law that authorizes chimney sweeps do regular chimney checkups by force if necessary.

Movie software reads Hitler's lips

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- New software has made it possible to read the lips of Adolf Hitler in silent home movies of the German dictator filmed on the eve of World War II.

Lebensborn children get together

WERNIGERODE, Germany, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Thousands of Germans conceived under the Nazi Lebensborn program are trying to come to terms with their heritage.

Gunter Grass reveals SS service

FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Gunter Grass, author of the anti-Nazi classic "The Tin Drum" and a longtime peace activist, has admitted serving in the Waffen SS as a teenager in Germany.

Berlin's Gestapo HQ to be memorial site

BERLIN, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The vacant lot in Berlin that was once the site of the headquarters of the Nazis' Gestapo secret police will become a "Topography of Terror" memorial.

British paper slams Himmler murder theory

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- The publisher of a book claiming Heinrich Himmler was murdered by British intelligence officers has Nazi ties, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Hitler movie being shot in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- An epic movie on the final days of Adolf Hitler, is shooting in Russia's St. Petersburg, doubling as Berlin as it falls to the Soviets.

Assignment America: Law of the Bomb

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- I'm not so naive as I was, as a boy, when I read the annals of Nuremberg and believed we were moving toward an era in which everything would be decided by law,
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

Faith: Himmler's soul-mates

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Benedictine abbey of Montserrat high in the serrated-looking mountains near Barcelona may seem the last place in the world to ponder genocidal dabblers in t

Sermon of the Week: Israel's God for all

(In this 69th installment of the United Press International series of sermons, Uwe Siemon-Netto, UPI religion correspondent and a Lutheran lay theologian, refle

Joe Bob's week in review

President Bush convened an economic forum at Waco's Baylor University, home of the Bears, instead of Chicago's United Center, home of the Bulls, then made a spe