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German volunteers with the "March of Life" program pose with Holocaust survivors at the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran village in southern Israel. Credit: ADI.

Young Germans move beyond the past to solidify relations in Israel, with adults and...

On the cusp of this year’s annual Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day commemoration, a highly inimitable event took place in southern Israel. A group of young adults from Germany, including direct descendants of Nazi...
The Reichstag building in Berlin, where the Bundestag meets. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany to draft law expanding citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims

The German government on Wednesday agreed to draft a law that would allow more descendants of those persecuted by Nazis to reclaim German citizenship. The government said the new law would be a change to rules adopted in...
Nazi SS guards on the arrival ramp at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp in Poland, May 1944. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/Courtesy of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum finds new names, stories from Nazi death camp

Archivist Ewa Bazan at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum discovered new names and stories linked to the German Nazi concentration and death camp. “We didn’t know what to expect when we started the project,” Bazan told AFP in a...
Rabbi Doobie Lisker with Robert Powell, 65, at his bar mitzvah ceremony, Jan. 7, 2021. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Coming home: 65-year-old hidden Jew celebrates his bar mitzvah

“My family were hidden Jews, but not anymore. With this coming of age ritual, I’m proudly reclaiming my Jewish heritage,” said Robert Powell, a 65-year-old Wisconsinite about his recent bar mitzvah at Chabad of...
Stutthof concentration camp in Poland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court rules former Nazi concentration-camp guard, 96, ‘unfit’ to stand trial

A court in Wuppertal, Germany, ruled on Wednesday that a 96-year-old former Nazi concentration-camp guard is “unfit to stand trial,” though noted that there is a “high degree of probability” that he is guilty...
IAEA director general Rafael Grossi at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria on Sept. 14, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Dean Calma/ IAEA.

Report: European powers scrap US-backed plan for IAEA rebuke of Iran

Britain, France and Germany have withdrawn their support for a U.S.-backed plan for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board to criticize Iran for curtailing its cooperation with the agency, Reuters reported on Thursday. The three countries were...
French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the G20 summit on July 8, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons via Russian Federation.

France: Iran must make ‘clear and immediate’ gestures to resume nuclear talks

French President Emmanuel Macron told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday that Tehran must take immediate action if it wishes to resume talks regarding the 2015 nuclear deal, according to an official statement. “Having reminded...
The Hohe Weide Synagogue in Hamburg, Germany. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hamburg public prosecutor blames mental illness for attack on Jewish student

The American Jewish Committee is demanding the Hamburg public prosecutor’s office to reconsider its ruling that an anti-Semitic attack on a German Jewish student was due to mental illness. Last October, a 26-year-old German Jewish student wearing...
Betty Grebenshikoff (left) and Ana María Wahrenberg speak on Zoom after 82 years. Credit: USC Shoah Foundation.

82 years later, reunited childhood friends torn apart by Holocaust Zoom regularly

Two Jewish friends from Berlin who believed that each other had been killed during World War II and the Holocaust recently reunited with the help of the USC Shoah Foundation. After Ana María Wahrenberg and...
A meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany urges Iran not to block IAEA inspectors from nuclear sites

A German diplomat said on Tuesday that if Iran follows through on its threat to block International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors’ access to its nuclear sites, the move would be “completely unacceptable.” “We urge Iran to refrain...