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May 9, 1995 | Associated Press
Denmark has agreed to extradite an American neo-Nazi charged with being the main supplier of illegal fascist propaganda to Germany, the Justice Ministry said Monday. Gary Lauck, 41, of Lincoln, Neb., was arrested March 20 on an international arrest warrant while visiting fellow neo-Nazis in a Copenhagen suburb. German authorities accuse Lauck of distributing illegal propaganda and Nazi symbols, incitement, encouraging racial hatred and belonging to a criminal group.
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NEWS
May 9, 1995
Fifty years ago, Germany's unconditional surrender brought to an end six years of fighting in Europe that claimed nearly 46 million lives--more killed than in all other conflicts in the world combined in the ensuing half-century. The end of World War II in Europe--V-E Day--came after a two-week campaign leading to the fall of Berlin. German Denouement On April 16, the final, 17-day battle for the German capital began. Germany capitulated May 8.
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May 9, 1995 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and nearby Ft. Myer marking the anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe in World War II, President Clinton on Monday praised every veteran of the conflict as "a hero who carried the banner of justice into the battle for freedom." As flags flying under an azure sky at Ft.
NEWS
May 9, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a leader whose erratic appearances and mercurial health have stirred concern lately, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin breezed through a busy dress rehearsal Monday for today's lavish ceremonies celebrating 50 years since the Allies' World War II victory in Europe.
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May 9, 1995 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As much of the world on Monday celebrated the end of a horrific war half a century ago, fighting raged on in the Balkans, reminding those who cared to notice that real peace in all of Europe is as distant and unlikely as ever. In the latest, fierce escalation, Bosnian Serbs on Monday shelled the U.N.-designated "safe area" of Tuzla in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina, reportedly killing four.
NEWS
May 9, 1995
In the biggest political extravaganza to grip the Russian capital in nearly a century, President Bill Clinton and 50 other heads of state and government have converged on Moscow for today's 50th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. While battles rage in Chechnya and the Kremlin insists on selling nuclear technology to Iran, the superpowers will put their differences aside for the day in memory of and respect for their wartime alliance.
NEWS
May 9, 1995
May 8, 1945, the day that Adolf Hitler's army surrendered to the Allied forces--Victory in Europe Day--ended one of the most heroic and horrible passages in history. Fifty years later, the anniversary was marked around the world in solemn ceremonies.
NEWS
May 7, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The public spectacle of this week's summit in Moscow promises to be a gaudy celebration of the grand--if temporary--alliance that defeated fascism 50 years ago. But the meetings behind closed doors between President Clinton and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin will resemble more the testy negotiations of an estranged couple who have chosen to remain together for reasons more of convenience than conviction.
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May 6, 1995 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II on Friday launched Britain's official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, praising her nation's profound wartime courage and common resolve. In a ceremony at Westminster Hall in Parliament, she told British leaders: "We salute with pride the valor of our armed forces who brought us to victory. Together we thank God for the victorious end to that titanic struggle."
OPINION
April 2, 1995
The writers of the two letters regarding President Clinton's planned trip to Moscow have it wrong (March 27). It is only fair to say that the war against Nazi Germany ended when Russian troops were about one block from the Chancellery, whereupon Adolf Hitler shot himself. It was then that all resistance collapsed, but not until Russia had lost over 20 million souls. It was President Kennedy who paid tribute, saying that it was the Russians who tore the guts out of the German army.
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