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Posted on: January 6th, 2014

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be running her country from bed doe three weeks because of an injured pelvis she suffered during a Christmas vacation ski vacation. “While cross-country skiing during her Christmas vacation, the chancellor suffered from a serious contusion in connection with a so-called infraction, an incomplete fracture of her left backward pelvis. […]

 

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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German-American non-Jewish attorney Peter Sonnenthal and his family, which has Jewish roots (his grandmother was Jewish and perished in Auschwitz) have been fighting for more than two decades to reclaim lucrative properties stolen from them under the Nazi regime, Spiegel reported, adding that Sonnenthal continues to face legal hurdles in trying to restore this legacy. […]

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Posted on: December 9th, 2013

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Accused Nazi war criminal Hans Lipschis was released from custody in Germany after being diagnosed with dementia. The arrest warrant against Lipschis, 94, was canceled Friday due to a psychiatrist’s determination that the alleged former SS guard at Auschwitz was suffering from the early stages of the illness and therefore might not sufficiently understand and […]

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Posted on: December 7th, 2013

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Germany will sell two destroyers to Israel for one billion euros ($1.3 billion), the Bild daily reported Saturday. The paper speculates that the torpedo-carrying vessels will be used to protect Israeli pipelines. According to Bild, Israel’s national security adviser Yossi Cohen was in Berlin last week. A German government spokeswoman reached by AFP confirmed Cohen’s […]

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Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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A German soccer team withdrew from a sponsorship agreement with Saudi Arabia’s national airline because it refuses to ticket Israeli citizens. The FSV Frankfurt team abrogated the contract with Saudia this week after criticism leveled by Jewish groups and other organizations, according to the Associated Press. The airline’s director told The New York Post in […]

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Sebastian Schmidtke, proud head of the National Democratic Party’s Berlin branch, in pre-putch mode.
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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NPD is the successor to the German Reich Party (DRP).

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Posted on: December 4th, 2013

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A best-selling German satirical novel about the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany is being adapted into a film. “Er Ist Wieder Da,” German for “He’s Back,” sold 1.3 million copies in Germany after its 2012 release. In the book, Hitler awakens in modern-day Berlin and garners enough attention to become host of his […]

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Posted on: November 21st, 2013

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A German pastor who defended Jews’ rights to ritual circumcision will receive the highest award of the Central Council of Jews in Germany in ceremonies in Berlin Thursday evening. The awarding of the Leo Baeck Prize will honor Nikolaus Schneider, 66, president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany – the country’s main […]

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

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Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which launched Monday, is being called a groundbreaking development in the German university system, which until now has only subsidized Catholic and Protestant theological training programs. Islamic programs also were introduced […]

 

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

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Cornelius Gurlitt said he is the legal owner of the 1,400 works of Nazi-looted art found in his Munich apartment and he will fight for them. At issue are long-lost works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and others deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis. “I won’t give anything back voluntarily,” Gurlitt, 80, said in the German-language Spiegel […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

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German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find – including works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Beckmann – was publicized by the Munich-based Focus magazine earlier this month. Officials are assembling a “task force” of experts to speed up provenance research. […]

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Posted on: November 10th, 2013

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Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a visit to a Jewish kindergarten in Berlin. “Connecting Jews in Germany to their roots is the worthiest retort to the darkness that prevailed here 75 years ago,” Rabbi David Lau said during his first official visit to Berlin, where he went to the […]

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Posted on: November 5th, 2013

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The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has accused Germany of being morally complicit in the theft of 1,500 works of art discovered in a Munich apartment owned by the son of a war-time art dealer.

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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In a sensation for the art world, authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in Munich. The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover every day expenses. Included in the cache […]

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Heinrich Mueller, head of the Gestapo, was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin.
 

Posted on: November 1st, 2013

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Mueller was a perfectly evil Nazi criminal, who attended the 1942 "Final Solution" Conference.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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Berlin’s first Jewish student house opened its doors on Sunday for pro-Israel lectures and activities in response to anti-Israel tendencies commonly found on Berlin’s campuses and for cultural and leisure activities for Jewish students in the German capital. Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, who is behind the effort and serves as a Jewish community rabbi in Berlin, […]

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

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Germany reportedly has told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Israel faces “serious consequences” if it does not restore its former relationship with the U.N. Human Rights Council. Avigdor Lieberman, who was Foreign Minister last year, cut Israel’s ties with the panel after it announced it was going to investigate the Jewish presence in Judea and […]

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Posted on: October 14th, 2013

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An interactive video game will allow users to relive a day in the life of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. The focus of the game, simply titled “Anne Frank,” is the day in October 1942 that the teenage Anne wrote in her diary about her fears that a worker was about to discover the family’s hiding […]

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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During a press conference with President Shimon Peres on Thursday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte unequivocally stated that products made over the 1967 Green Line, will continue to be labeled “Made in Israel” in the Netherlands, according to a report in JPost.com. The Dutch position is unlike that of the Germans, who definitely plan to […]

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Victor Erofeyev is critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but can appreciate how much worse things could have been and may still become in his country.
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

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But the worst thing the West can do is isolate Russia.

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