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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...
Gustav Klimt’s “Rosiers sous les arbres” (“Roses Under the Trees”). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

France returning Klimt art, sold under duress in 1938, to heirs of Jewish owner

France’s culture minister Roselyne Bachelot announced on Monday that the French government will return a painting by famed artist Gustav Klimt to the heirs of its Austrian Jewish owner, who was forced to sell...
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...
Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Lawyer cites satire in defense of Dickinson student’s anti-Semitic Holocaust video

The lawyer representing a student who attends Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., now under investigation by the school for anti-Semitic comments he made in a video praising the Holocaust, said the clip was meant to be...
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IBM and the Holocaust

Without the International Business Machines Corporation, there would still have been a Holocaust. Einsatzgruppen murder squads and their militia cohorts would still have murdered East European Jews bullet by bullet in pits, ravines and isolated clearings....
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany charges former Nazi concentration-camp guard with complicity in 3,518 murders

Prosecutors in Germany charged a former 100-year-old Nazi concentration-camp guard for involvement in the murder of 3,518 people. They told AFP on Monday that the man is accused of “knowingly and willingly” assisting in the murder of...
U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Pixabay.

US Supreme Court rules against Holocaust victims’ heirs in Nazi-era disputes

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday against the heirs of Holocaust victims seeking to recover their families’ art treasures and other property seized by Nazi Germany in the 1930s. The...

February 2, 1943: The Battle of Stalingrad Ends

The Battle of Stalingrad was a brutal military campaign between Russian forces and those of Nazi Germany and the Axis powers during World War II. The battle is infamous as one of the largest,...
A Nazi parade by the synagogue in Luxembourg in 1941, which was destroyed in 1943. Credit: Wikipedia.

Luxembourg to compensate Holocaust victims

The Luxembourg government is set to sign a historic agreement on Wednesday to pay reparations to Holocaust survivors, return Jewish property to its rightful owners and preserve the history of the local Jews who...