The last Nuremberg prosecutor passes away at 103

April 9, 2023 by  
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Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, who prosecuted Nazis for genocidal war crimes and was among the first outside witnesses to document the atrocities of Nazi labour and concentration camps, has died. Read more

Last known member of Nazi-resistance group White Rose dies at 103

March 16, 2023 by  
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There has been a lot of discussion about what Holocaust memory will be like as fewer survivors remain. Less discussed are those who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II. Read more

Insect named for Hitler draws criticism from organizational, academic circles

February 26, 2023 by  
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Connections between the Nazis and Volkswagen Beetles are well known. Read more

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising photos

January 18, 2023 by  
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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews revealed on Monday new-found images of the Nazis mercilessly putting down the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Revolt. Read more

Wollongong City Council awaits the review outcome

March 25, 2022 by  
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The Wollongong City Council is awaiting the results of reviews underway to assess the claim that Bronius Sredersas was involved in killing Jews in Lithuania in WWII before making its next move. Read more

Belgium museum returns Nazi-looted painting to Jewish heirs

February 13, 2022 by  
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Belgium’s Royal Museums of Fine Arts has returned a painting to the great-grandchildren of a Jewish couple who owned the artwork before it was stolen by the Nazis, reported Reuters. Read more

Shameful yet not unexpected

February 11, 2022 by  
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During a long and eventful history, the Jewish People have encountered myriad shameful situations. Read more

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