Jewish NGO condemns ‘wholesale misappropriation’ of Holocaust amid outcry over US border policy

June 21, 2018 by  
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The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights NGO that teaches the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust, has denounced the “wholesale misappropriation” of the Holocaust amid on the ongoing outcry over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from migrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

The issue of Nazi-looted art

February 4, 2018 by  
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At an event in Berlin leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Washington Principles, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder underscored the large gap between promised improvements in reference to Nazi-looted art and actual actions in Germany. Read more

Leave the symbols of Nazi persecution alone, Billy Joel

August 26, 2017 by  
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Billy Joel’s decision to sport a yellow star on the front and back of his jacket during a concert this week was a nod to history that the singer may not have been aware of…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Nazi insignia on sale in Victoria

October 1, 2015 by  
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Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has condemned the sale of new Nazi armbands, emblazoned with the Nazi swastika, at a family market in the Victorian town of Ballarat. Read more

Nazi memorabilia on sale in Canberra

March 29, 2015 by  
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A Canberra auction house has come under fire for offering for sale Nazi memorabilia. Read more

Watch your rhetoric

March 24, 2015 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has stated its position on the use of rhetoric invoking the Nazi Party. Read more

Danby walks out of parliament

March 20, 2015 by  
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During yesterday’s  Question Time, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s  slur linking Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to Nazi Dr Goebbels, prompted Federal Labor MP Michael Danby  to walk out of Parliament. Read more

Saluting Hitler in Tosca

November 14, 2014 by  
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Imagine being Jewish and having to give the Nazi salute in front of hundreds of people. This is the discomfiting challenge faced by Sitiveni Talei in Opera Australia’s 2014 production of Tosca. Read more

Another obscene Israel analogy…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

October 3, 2014 by  
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For several decades now, Israel’s enemies have actively and willfully defamed the Jewish state by comparing its actions to the atrocities committed by the worst villains in recent history. Read more

Australia disappoints

April 8, 2013 by  
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center has released the initial findings of its twelfth Annual Status Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals, which covers the period from April 1, 2012 until March 31, 2013 and awarded grades ranging from A (highest) to F to evaluate the efforts and results achieved by more than three dozen countries which were either the site of Nazi crimes or admitted Holocaust perpetrators after World War II. Australia scored an F and “the most disappointing result”. Read more

New Zealand’s Nazi Hunter

July 24, 2012 by  
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Did New Zealand give a home to genocidal killers? Wayne Stringer was New Zealand’s Nazi Hunter. He investigated 47 “displaced persons”, suspected of complicity in Nazi era war crimes, who came to New Zealand at the end of WW2. Read more