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Helmut Oberlander as a young member of Einsatzkommando 10a. Credit: Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

Last Canadian suspected of Nazi war crimes dies before he can be deported

Helmut Oberlander, 97, the last Canadian facing allegations of Nazi war crimes, died on Monday before the federal government could complete its 26-year-effort to deport him, according to Canadian media reports. Oberlander had been in...
Slovakian Jews being deported by the government during World War II after authorities signed an agreement with Germany in March 1942. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Slovakia apologizes for World War II laws against Jews

The Slovakian government apologized on Wednesday for World War II-era laws that stripped Jews of their rights. On the 80th anniversary marking the adoption of the “Jewish Code” on Sept. 9, 1941, the Slovakian government...
The Lower House of the Polish parliament called Sejm. Credit: Spandow Stock Photo/Shutterstock.

‘There is more to Polish restitution law than Lapid portrays’

The question on everyone’s mind in Poland in recent days was what prompted Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to react in such a critical manner to their government’s decision to put a statute of...
Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi visits Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Aug. 18, 2021. Photo by Yad Vashem/Yossi Ben David.

Japanese foreign minister views Children’s Memorial, honorary tree at Yad Vashem

Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi visited Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Motegi toured the current exhibit, “Flashes of Memory: Photography During the Holocaust.” He also participated in a memorial ceremony at the...
A statue dedicated to Ukrainian Roman Shukhevych was defaced with the words "actual Nazi" in August 2021. Credit: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center in Canada.

Canadian Jewish group renews campaign to remove World War II-era monuments

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center in Canada is renewing a call for the removal of two longstanding memorials in the Edmonton area that many say honor Nazi collaborators. The request comes after the...
The entrance to the Bundesgerichtshof, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, Germany, the highest court in Germany. Credit: Shutterstock.

German prosecutors prepare dozen-plus cases against Nazi war-crime suspects

Prosecutors in Germany are getting ready to bring forward more than a dozen legal cases against elderly men and women for their alleged work at Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Prosecutors confirmed last week that a...
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court to try 100-year-old former Nazi guard

A German court set a date to try a 100-year-old former Nazi SS guard who served at a concentration camp outside of Berlin during World War II, a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court...
The suitcase Hannah Senesh used to move from Hungary to what was then British Mandatory Palestine. Credit: The National Library of Israel.

National Library of Israel digitizes personal effects, poetry of Hannah Senesh

In celebrating 100 years since the birth of Jewish war hero and poet Hannah Senesh (Szenes), the National Library of Israel has digitized dozens of items from her recently acquired archive, many of them never previously...
An Israeli paratrooper holding flying the flag of Israel while parachuting over Slovenia as part of commemoration of Jewish World War II paratroopers. Credit: IDF.

‘Not a nation that forgets’: Israeli paratroopers jump to honor World War II heroine...

Israeli paratroopers have described being deeply moved last week by their experience in a commemorative expedition in Slovenia, held to honor the memory of Hannah Senesh (Szenes) and other Jewish paratroopers who parachuted into...

Hungary and anti-Semitism: A reply to columnist Ben Cohen

I read Ben Cohen’s July 23 column on anti-Semitism in Hungary with great interest. Basically, I don’t consider Cohen’s article to be a bad one: as a Holocaust researcher and deputy editor-in-chief of Hungary’s largest Jewish news...