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Posted on: May 16th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
The US denies President Obama had any role in the German decision to cancel the promised discount.
Posted on: April 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman examined the piece of Torah parchment, cut from a Torah scroll in an Eastern European synagogue, and used by a Luftwaffe officer to wrap his ID card during World War II.
Posted on: March 27th, 2014Sections → Arts
A Monet and other art stolen from Jews during the Holocaust have been found in the home of an 81-year-old German art collector. David Toren is waiting for the Germans to hand over at least 1 of those paintings.
Posted on: March 19th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
An alleged former medic at Auschwitz was arrested in Germany on accusations that he was an accessory to murder. The name of the 93-year-old man was not released in accordance with German privacy laws. He is accused of serving as a medic at the concentration camp in September 1944. Eight transports arrived at Auschwitz during […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
The World Jewish Congress urged Germany to address a request by the Greek Jewish community of Thessaloniki to be paid back for a ransom it had surrendered to the Nazis when they occupied Greece during the Second World War. In 1942, the Greek Jewish community paid 1.9 billion drachmas (about $61 million in today’s money) […]
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Which is more disgusting – an anti-Semitic caricature of Zuckerberg or his throwing away Judaism for atheism?
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Israel that her country and Israel enjoy a “very strong friendship.” Merkel arrived in the country on Monday with nearly her entire Cabinet, whose members will meet the following day with their Israeli counterparts for a fifth joint meeting. The German delegation is in Israel for a 24-hour visit. […]
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
German police arrested three men in their 80s and 90s Thursday on suspicion of accessory to murder when they were guards at the Auschwitz death camp. Three others, all in their 90s, may also be arrested if police uncover enough evidence to warrant putting them on trial. “This is a major step,” said Nazi hunter […]
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
How did smugglers of arms to Iran escaped the law for 10 years. How could Israeli Jews even think of helping the enemy?
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
President Shimon Peres will confer the Presidential Medal of Distinction on German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Tuesday for “her unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and the fight against anti-Semitism.” His office stated Thursday, The medal, the highest civilian award in Israel and comparable to the Legion of Honor of France and the Order of Canada, […]
Posted on: February 12th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
Many Jewish Home MKs reacted with appropriate rage.
Posted on: February 5th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Croatian authorities are investigating a 90-year-old man suspected of committing war crimes as an SS soldier and guard at the Auschwitz death camp. Germany’s Special Prosecutor’s Office for Investigation of Crimes during the Period of National Socialism last month alerted Croatian authorities to the presence in Croatia of Jacob Dencinger, the Croatian news outlet Jutarnji […]
Posted on: February 2nd, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Would the Saudis consider hiring Tzipi Livni away?
Posted on: February 1st, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
German museums must improve their record on identifying and returning Nazi looted art, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said. Speaking to some 200 people Tuesday at the Topography of Terror, a museum and documentation center in the German capital, Lauder said that a new commission of independent experts must be appointed to comb through […]
Posted on: January 30th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A trove of documents from the Nuremberg Trials found in a flea market in Israel was sold at auction Wednesday for $10,000, a spokesman for the Kedem Auction House in Jerusalem told the Associated Press. The trove of 500 pages, An American collector bought the documents, including some used to convict top Nazis at the […]
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A new Jewish community was dedicated in the former East Berlin, in the footsteps of one destroyed by the Nazis. In an odd twist, the community has the same name as another Berlin congregation that is mired in legal limbo and debt after failing to prove it has any members. In Tuesday’s ceremonies at the […]
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
Nazi-looted paintings recovered by the Allies platoon known as the Monuments Men will be sold at auction in New York. The four lots will go on the block at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday as part of a sale of Old Master paintings and sculpture. Some of the works were owned by the Rothschild […]
Posted on: January 27th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A recently-discovered letter sent to Hitler in 1939 offered him 100,000 Palestine lira in exchange for allowing Jews to buy land in Gush Etzion and move to Israel. The proposal, which was sent in a letter dated April 9, 1939, but was not carried out. Researchers at the Kfar Etzion Museum found a copy of […]
Posted on: January 21st, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
More than 1,000 people have applied for new compensation of a one-time payment of $2,700 from Germany for labor performed in Amsterdam’s Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust. The compensation is offered to people who lived in three districts of the Dutch capital that served as ghettos for the city’s Jewish community during the German occupation […]
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