A busy year for the Nazi persecution archives

February 18, 2021 by  
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In 2020, the number of inquiries received by the Arolsen Archives in Germany increased by about 10% with the world’s most comprehensive archive on victims of Nazi persecution received inquiries about more than 26,000 persons. Read more

Revenge: My Dad the Nazi Killer

September 15, 2020 by  
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe hopes to start production soon on his latest project on a yet to be proved story of how a Melbourne Jew planned to carry out a revenge killing of a Nazi in Sydney. Read more

Former concentration-camp guard stands trial in Germany

October 18, 2019 by  
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A former concentration-camp guard is facing trial in Germany in what may be one of the country’s last trials of Nazi war criminals. Read more

Dutch railways planning to compensate Holocaust survivors and relatives

June 28, 2019 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the intention of the Dutch national railway Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), to offer financial compensation to the survivors and relatives of Holocaust victims who were transported via Dutch rail to Nazi concentrations camps during World War II. Read more

Despite Israeli, US opposition, Polish Senators pass bill criminalising terms linking Poland to the Holocaust

February 2, 2018 by  
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The Polish Senate passed a bill Wednesday criminalising statements linking Poland to the murder of Jews which occurred on its soil during the Holocaust, in an attempt to lay blame for the crimes that left more than 1 million Polish Jews dead during World War II squarely on German Nazis. Read more

Proposed Polish law “historical obfuscation”

January 29, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has strongly objected to a proposed new Polish law which would criminalise suggestions that Poland was responsible for Nazis crimes, calling it “an act of historical obfuscation and an attack on democracy.” Read more

Demonisation and broken glass

November 10, 2017 by  
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The resurgence of anti Jewish manifestations thinly disguised as anti Israel protests and the anniversary of Kristallnacht should remind us of the lessons which still need to be learnt…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Forbidden Music: Composers banned by the Third Reich

February 12, 2017 by  
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Continuing a series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis…this month features Arnold Schoenberg. Read more

An award for Helen Mirren

May 14, 2015 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will receive the WJC Recognition Award for her role in the acclaimed film ‘Woman in Gold’ and for helping to educate the public about the issues of Nazi-looted art. Read more