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Paul Klee. The Limits of Understanding, 1927
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

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The Limbach Commission, a panel set up by Germany to return Nazi-looted art in public collections, has already issued a recommendation against returning a painting by Gris that used to hang in Flechtheim’s Berlin apartment.

Adolf Burger (1917-2016)
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

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He visited the Bank of England and met the Chief Cashier, who presented him with one of the notes which he had forged in the concentration camp more than sixty years earlier.

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Gina Zuckerman of West Village, Manhattan, NYC.
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

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A wannabe mugger finds out the hard way that even when elderly, there was a reason that some Jews survived the Holocaust.

John Key
 

Posted on: December 7th, 2016

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Key is often asked why he didn't speak any German, considering his Austrian roots, and his response is: “The simple answer is my mother refused to teach me. She did not want to reflect on her history.”

A letter the author Stefan Zweig sent to Hans Rosenkranz. Donated by Hannah Jacobson.
 

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

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'Anti-Semitism, hatred, internal strife are all ancient elements of our historical destiny – always problematic. […] We must therefore look for a way out; we must be brave to remain within our destiny. If Judaism is a tragedy, let us live it.'

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev seen at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem on November 11, 2016.
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2016

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An international workshop hosted by Yad Vashem's Mirilashvili Center

Tatiana Navka and Andrei Burkovsky doing the Auschwitz
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2016

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Amazingly, Tatiana’s performance was received with applause by the audience, but social media folks have been condemning it in a mix of rage and disbelief.

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hitler-with-cupcakes
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2016

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Carlos Galindo-Elvira, Director of the Arizona Anti-Defamation League, who told local TV station 12News that 'when you joke with symbols like the swastika you begin to normalize them and make it very casual within our society.'

Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations
 

Posted on: November 21st, 2016

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On December 23, 2015, Yad Vashem posthumously recognized Marie and Joseph Andries as Righteous Among the Nations.

Protesters demonstrate in front of Trump Tower in NYC more than a week after Donald Trump is elected president-elect of the United States.
 

Posted on: November 18th, 2016

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The ADL is sounding the alarm on all channels: Anti-Semitism is spiking in America.

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Museo del Holocausto exhibition
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

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When it opens officially, in early 2017, the museum's permanent collection will focus on the "Holocaust by Bullets."

Holocaust survivors memorial, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2016

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Mayors from more than two dozen cities are in Jerusalem and will visit Yad Vashem.

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Portable Altar of Countess Gertrude, shortly after 1038, from the Guelph Treasure
 

Posted on: November 13th, 2016

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Last March, Culture Minister Grütters faced shocked protests after telling the New York Times that if a Jew is appointed to the commission his “would be the only voice who would be prejudiced.”

Yaffa Eliach
 

Posted on: November 9th, 2016

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She was the creator of the exhibit the Tower of Life at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, a soaring display of 1500 photographs depicting the people of a typical East European shtetl.

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Anne Frank poem
 

Posted on: November 4th, 2016

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It is a typically edifying poem of the sort that was often written in "poezie albums," exhorting the owner to do her best and be diligent at work.

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Raoul Wallenberg
 

Posted on: October 31st, 2016

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Perhaps now Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg's soul can rest: Stockholm has officially declared him dead.

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Édouard Manet's Un Bar aux Folies-Bergère with the original Doctor Oetker 1891 Backin baking powder packets.
 

Posted on: October 31st, 2016

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Rudolf-August Oetker was the grandson of Dr. August Oetker. He ran the company from 1944 to 1981.

Then-US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta tours the House of Lords with Andrew Robathan, minister of state for the UK's armed forces, in London, Jan. 18, 2013.
 

Posted on: October 27th, 2016

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British anti-Semitism was on full display this week with anti-Israel event co-sponsored by the House of Lords.

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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon at Babyn Yar Memorial Ceremony
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2016

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75 years after the obliteration of Kiev’s 33,771 Jews - in less than 36 hours – Ukrainian and Israeli officials teamed up to host an evening in their memory.

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Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring admiring art.
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2016

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Austria's government committee has suggested a "profound architectural redesign" to Hitler's birth house, rather than demolition.

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