Kentaro Kobayashi

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Olympics Show Director Expelled For Making Jokes On Holocaust

After a video from the 1990s of Kentaro Kobayashi resurfaced, he was dismissed as the Show Director of the Olympics opening ceremony a day before the Tokyo Olympics started. Japan's Olympic Chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video which shows him making jokes on the Holocaust reminded "painful acts of history". This controversy has added to the long list of scandals that have surrounded the Tokyo Games this year.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 07:08 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Kentaro Kobayashi, Tokyo Games, holocaust, show director

Courtesy: BBC News

Rashmi Samant.


Oxford Student Union Head Rashmi Resigns Amid Racial Controversy

Oxford University's first Indian-born Student Union President Rashmi Sawant resigned from her post following controversies over her alleged "racist" and "insensitive" social media posts. Taking to Facebook on February 18, the 22-year-old apologized for her actions and quit the leadership. Her now-deleted, controversial social media posts included a holocaust reference in 2017, besides captions that offended Chinese students and the LGBTQ+… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 03:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Oxford University, Rashmi Samant, Racism, holocaust, Facebook, LGBTQ

Courtesy: Outlook

Stutthof Concentration Camp

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Germany: Prosecutors Indict 95-year-old For Offences During Holocaust

For being an accomplice to murder in the Nazi holocaust, a 95-year-old woman dubbed Irmgard F was charged with 10,000 counts by German Public prosecutors. As a secretary in the Stutthof concentration camp, Imgard was part of the machinery that killed nearly 60,000 people. Reportedly, a regional court will deliberate on the indictment. Since the woman was a minor during the offences, she may undergo trials in a juvenile court.

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 07:19 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Germany, Nazi, holocaust, juvenile

Courtesy: Deccan Herald