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Jewish art collector’s heirs praise deal to recover painting seized in WWII

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The Geneva lawyer for the heirs of a Jewish woman whose art collection was seized by France’s pro-Nazi regime in World War II said they are “absolutely delighted” about a hard-won deal to recover...

Lithuania, the land of the happy nazis

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Between the dates of September 11 through 12th, Lithuanians, with their nazi colleagues, murdered 43 persons in Uzusalis. The record does not indicate if these particular victims were Jews. These killings were stated to...

The Stunning Synagogues of Germany

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Before World War II, according to a German news site, there were about 2,800 synagogues in Germany. Now there are around 130. It’s a grim statistic, but there is cause for optimism. Since reunification Germans...

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery, by Captain Witold Pilecki

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A new book, “The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery ” (Aquila Polonica: 2012), documents, in his own words, Pilecki’s remarkable exploits, and I can’t think of a better gift to give yourself for Khanukah. Pilecki was...

« Les intellectuels juifs de 1945 à nos jours», Sandrine Szwarc

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Pouvez-vous vous présenter à nos lecteurs ? On connaît ma signature dans l’hebdomadaire « Actualité Juive » pour lequel je dirige les pages culturelles et régionales depuis plusieurs années. Mais on sait moins que je...

Operation Paperclip, The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, by Annie...

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“As comprehensive as it is critical, this latest exposé from Jacobsen is perhaps her most important work to date….Jacobsen persuasively shows that it in fact happened and aptly frames the dilemma….Rife with hypocrisy, lies,...

Experiencing the horrors of war through music

A new arrangement of a powerful composition conveying the horrors of war, written by a Toronto musician while he was interned in a displaced persons’ camp in 1946, will premiere at the Jewish Music...

The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir, by Telford Taylor

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In 1945, the Allied nations agreed on a judicial process, rather than summary execution, to determine the fate of the Nazis following the end of World War II. Held in Nuremberg, the ceremonial birthplace...

Lithuanian university grants degrees for Jewish students expelled in WWII

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Following the request of an Israeli doctor and the Israeli Embassy in Lithuania, the Vilnius University decided to award bachelor’s degrees to hundreds of Jewish students who were expelled from the university during World...

A Dominican development project inspired by the sad history of the Evian Conference

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With the intention of rescuing the history of Sosua and the attempt to save 100,000 Jews by offering them refuge in the Dominican Republic, the government of this country and Hugh Baver are working...