A Tricky First Case for the Man Who Wrote the Rules on Nazi Looted Art

The diplomat and lawyer who helped write the treaty used around the world to guide restitution claims is representing the family of a childhood friend, which has been sued to surrender a painting.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #carter-jason-1975, #eizenstat-stuart-e, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #horowitz-gerald-d, #james-palmer, #kainer-ludwig-1885-1967, #kainer-margaret, #mondex-corp, #pearlann-horowitz, #pissarro-camille

After Colleyville, What Does Hope Look Like for Jewish Parents?

Finding hope in the darkness of cancer, Covid and Colleyville.

#anti-semitism, #cancer, #colleyville-tex, #facebook-inc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #parenting, #synagogues

Hardy Kruger, German-Born Hollywood Star, Is Dead at 93

Escaping execution by the Nazis for “cowardice” as a soldier, he found success in films because he found ways to portray “the new, good German.”

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kruger-hardy, #movies

80 Years Ago the Nazis Planned the ‘Final Solution.’ It Took 90 Minutes.

As Germany observes the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, witnesses of the Nazi era are dying and antisemitism is resurgent in Europe and the United States.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #berlin-germany, #concentration-camps, #eichmann-adolf, #goebbels-joseph, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #wannsee-conference, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

U.N. Approves Israeli Measure to Condemn Holocaust Denial

The resolution was aimed at combating what Israel and other countries have described as an epidemic of disinformation about the murder of nearly six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #concentration-camps, #general-assembly-un, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Scholars Doubt New Theory on Anne Frank’s Betrayal

A new book that names a Jewish notary as a suspect made headlines. Now that World War II and Holocaust experts have had time to review its claims, many doubt the methods and conclusion.

#books-and-literature, #frank-anne, #frank-anne-house, #frank-otto, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #horn-dara, #jews-and-judaism, #sullivan-rosemary-1947, #van-twisk-pieter, #world-war-ii-1939-45

A Strong New Lead in ‘The Betrayal of Anne Frank’

Rosemary Sullivan’s new book chronicles the emergence of a new suspect who might have informed the authorities of Frank’s whereabouts.

#books-and-literature, #frank-anne, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #sullivan-rosemary-1947, #the-betrayal-of-anne-frank-book

A Memoir of a Young Girl’s Survival Amid Mounting Horrors

In “Mala’s Cat,” Mala Kacenberg describes her time hiding out in the forest during World War II after losing her family.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kacenberg-mala, #poland, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Rubble and Repression: An Intimate Look at Germany in the Decade After Hitler

“Aftermath,” by Harald Jähner, recounts Germans rebuilding their country while avoiding any reckoning with what the Nazi regime had done in their name.

#aftermath-life-in-the-fallout-of-the-third-reich-1945-1955-book, #books-and-literature, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jahner-harald

‘Three Minutes: A Lengthening’ Looks at Jewish Life Before Nazi Invasion

A documentary based on a home movie shot by an American in 1938 provides a look at the vibrancy of a Jewish community in Europe just before the Holocaust.

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What I’ve Learned as a Lawyer Representing Prisoners at Guantánamo

I’m a lawyer representing prisoners at Guantánamo. Morality is a choice.

#al-qaeda, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #torture

Third-Graders Instructed to Re-enact Scenes From Holocaust, Principal Says

A staff librarian was put on leave after students at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., were directed to simulate shootings and the digging of mass graves.

#district-of-columbia-public-schools, #education-k-12, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era

Henry Orenstein, 98, Dies; Force Behind Transformers and Poker on TV

A Holocaust survivor, he started a successful toy company in the 1950s and later invented a method of showing poker players’ hole cards on televised tournaments.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hasbro-inc, #henry-orenstein, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #inventions-and-patents, #poker-card-game, #topper-corporation, #toys, #transformers-toy

How Éric Zemmour Became the New Face of France’s Far Right

It doesn’t take much to see the roots of his ideology. The irony is that this time, its proponent is Jewish.

#anti-semitism, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #zemmour-eric

Justus Rosenberg, Beloved Professor With a Heroic Past, Dies at 100

As a teenager, he helped provide safe passage to artists and intellectuals out of Vichy France. He went on to teach literature at Bard College for six decades.

#bard-college, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #france, #french-resistance, #fry-varian, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rosenberg-justus-1921, #shoah-foundation, #world-war-ii-1939-45

For a 96-Year-Old Veteran, the Parade Came to Him

Jack Le Vine, usually spends the holiday doing “nothing.” His Brooklyn neighbors had other plans.

#brooklyn-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans, #veterans-day-us, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Holocaust Scholar to Testify at Charlottesville Trial

In a Charlottesville courtroom, Deborah E. Lipstadt will testify to the persistence of antisemitism, and its links to present-day politics.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #carlson-tucker, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #content-type-personal-profile, #fox-news-channel, #heyer-heather-d-1985-2017, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

A Jewish Far-Right Pundit Splits the French Jewish Community as He Rises

Éric Zemmour, eyeing the presidency, tries to rehabilitate the wartime Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazis as part of a campaign filled with provocations.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #levy-bernard-henri, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #petain-philippe, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zemmour-eric

Texas Superintendent Apologizes After Official’s Holocaust Remarks

State lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League condemned a school official’s advice to “make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.”

#books-and-literature, #education-k-12, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #southlake-tex, #texas

Van Gogh Watercolor, Once Seized by Nazis, to be Sold at Auction

Christie’s estimates the work could fetch as much as $30 million, and is being sold under the terms of an agreement between the current owner and the heirs of Jewish collectors who once owned it.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #auctions, #christies, #cox-edwin-1921-2020, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #meules-de-ble, #van-gogh-vincent, #world-war-ii-1939-45

A Conductor’s Impossible Legacy

The sublime artistry of Wilhelm Furtwängler collided with his role as de facto chief conductor of the Nazi regime.

#classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #furtwangler-wilhelm, #germany, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #warner-music-group, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Visconti’s Operatic Autopsy of German History, Restored Anew

The trilogy of “The Damned,” “Death in Venice” and “Ludwig” is whole again, in editions that freshly reveal their conflicted queerness.

#andresen-bjorn-1955, #berger-helmut-1944, #classical-music, #criterion-collection, #death-in-venice-movie, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #ludwig-movie, #movies, #opera, #the-damned-movie, #visconti-luchino

A Nazi Legacy Haunts a Museum’s New Galleries

The Kunsthaus Zurich built an extension to display masterpieces from a private Swiss collection. But critics say the works are tainted by the source of their owner’s wealth.

#architecture, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #books-and-literature, #buhrle-e-g-foundation, #buhrle-emil-g, #chipperfield-david, #collectors-and-collections, #gloor-lukas, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #keller-erich-historian, #kunsthaus-zurich, #the-contaminated-museum-book, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zurich-switzerland

U.S. Holocaust Museums Are Updating Content and Context

Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.

#archives-and-records, #concentration-camps, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #holocaust-memorial-resource-and-education-center-of-florida, #holocaust-museum-for-hopehumanity, #jews-and-judaism, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #orlando-fla, #shoah-foundation, #spielberg-steven, #st-louis-kaplan-feldman-holocaust-museum, #united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Neal Sher, U.S. Government’s Leading Nazi Hunter, Dies at 74

He pursued former Nazis who had gotten into the United States illegally and become citizens. One target was John Demjanjuk, accused of being “Ivan the Terrible.”

#deaths-obituaries, #demjanjuk-john, #deportation, #fort-hood-shooting-2014, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #justice-department, #sher-neal, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Antisemitic Graffiti Found at Auschwitz

The police and the Auschwitz Memorial are urging anyone with knowledge of the vandalism to come forward.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #auschwitz-birkenau-memorial-and-museum, #concentration-camps, #european-union, #germany, #graffiti, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #oswiecim-poland

Germany Sets Aside an Additional $767 Million for Holocaust Survivors, Officials Say

Many of those now eligible for reparations are Russian Jews who survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad. They will receive annual pensions of about $5,200, or 4,500 euros.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #eastern-europe, #eizenstat-stuart-e, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #reparations, #romania, #russia, #st-petersburg-russia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

A Tech-Savvy Holocaust Memorial in Ukraine Draws Critics and Crowds

Traditionalists chafe at the contemporary-art approach to Holocaust commemoration being employed at Babyn Yar, a site of mass shootings in World War II. But it has brought visitors for an anniversary.

#art, #babyn-yar-holocaust-memorial-center-kyiv-ukraine, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #khrzhanovsky-ilya, #kyiv-ukraine, #mass-shootings, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

What Happens When the Last Jew Leaves Afghanistan

Stories about the end of diversity aren’t charming. 

#afghanistan, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #tripoli-libya, #world-heritage-sites

In ‘Afterlives,’ About Looted Art, Why Are the Victims an Afterthought?

The subject is one of the gravest topics in art history. I came for the lost stories of Jewish collectors. Where were they?

#afterlives-recovering-the-lost-stories-of-looted-art-exhibit, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jewish-museum-manhattan-ny, #jews-and-judaism, #paris-france

German Police Arrest 96-Year-Old Nazi Suspect Who Tried to Skip Court

The woman, a former secretary in a concentration camp in Poland now facing more than 11,000 counts of accessory to murder, failed to show up for a court appearance on Thursday.

#concentration-camps, #elderly, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Did Nazis Produce These Uranium Cubes? Researchers Look for an Answer.

Determining whether the cubes were produced by Nazi Germany could lead to more questions, such as whether the Nazis could have had enough to create a critical reaction.

#brown-kate-historian, #cold-war-era, #dirty-bombs-and-radiological-weapons, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #nuclear-weapons, #pacific-northwest-national-laboratory, #science-and-technology, #united-states-international-relations, #university-of-maryland, #uranium, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #world-war-ii-1939-45

A Writer Reckons With the Fact That ‘People Love Dead Jews’

Dara Horn’s new essay collection looks at the ways the Jewish past has been contorted to elide the actual realities of anti-Semitism.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #horn-dara, #jews-and-judaism, #people-love-dead-jews-reports-from-a-haunted-present-book

The Holocaust Stories We Still Aren’t Hearing

More than 70 years after World War II, we’re still learning about new facets of the Holocaust.

#eastern-europe, #history-academic-subject, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Max Liebermann’s Heirs Compensated for Nazi-Looted Painting

A German foundation, which holds Liebermann’s portrait of his wife and two other works from the Jewish artist’s collection, will retain them but is paying a settlement.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bavaria-germany, #compensation-for-damages-law, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #liebermann-max, #museums, #schafer-georg-museum, #wills-and-estates

Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.

The collection of the German Hygiene Museum shows that the same debates recur whenever disease breaks out, even if we don’t remember them.

#dresden-germany, #epidemics, #german-hygiene-museum, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #medicine-and-health, #museums

Inge Ginsberg, Holocaust Survivor With a Heavy Metal Coda, Dies at 99

Her rich life, spanning three continents and 11 decades, entailed wartime espionage, volumes of poetry, songwriting and a late-career turn as a rock band’s frontwoman.

#concentration-camps, #deaths-obituaries, #ginsberg-inge-1922, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #world-war-ii-1939-45

How 2 Jewish Sisters Built a Cultural Oasis During World War II

In “The Sisters of Auschwitz,” a best seller in the Netherlands for more than two years, Roxane van Iperen writes about the way Janny and Lien Brilleslijper staged their own form of resistance.

#books-and-literature, #brilleslijper-janny, #brilleslijper-lien, #content-type-personal-profile, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #netherlands, #the-sisters-of-auschwitz-book, #van-iperen-roxane, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

What Constitutes Art Sales Under Duress? A Dispute Reignites the Question.

A fight over a landscape painting bought for Hitler is focused on the question of whether its sale was voluntary or forced by economic distress the Nazis helped create.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bellotto-bernardo, #collectors-and-collections, #emden-max-1874-1940, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #monuments-men, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums

A World War II Spy Didn’t Live to Tell Her Tale. Her Great-Great-Niece Will.

In her book, “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” Rebecca Donner examines the life of Mildred Harnack, part of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany.

#all-the-frequent-troubles-of-our-days-the-true-story-of-the-american-woman-at-the-heart-of-the-german-resistance-to-hitler-book, #archives-and-records, #berlin-germany, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #donner-rebecca, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fish-harnack-mildred, #grandparents, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #little-brownco, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Christian Boltanski, Whose Art Installations Dazzled, Dies at 76

In often sprawling works that used old photos, discarded clothes and other found objects, he pondered loss, chance and memory.

#art, #boltanski-christian, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #museums, #paris-france

Did the Nazis Force an Art Sale? The Question Lingers 88 Years Later.

The case of Curt Glaser, an art historian who sold his collection before fleeing Germany, illustrates how differently museums can respond to similar restitution claims.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #basel-switzerland, #berlin-germany, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums

Overlooked No More: Eve Adams, Writer Who Gave Lesbians a Voice

Her 1925 book, “Lesbian Love,” is one of the earliest examples of American lesbian literature. She also ran Eve’s Hangout, a literary haunt in Manhattan.

#adams-eve-author, #biographical-information, #books-and-literature, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lesbian-love-book, #paris-france, #poland, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

The War on History Is a War on Democracy

A scholar of totalitarianism argues that new laws restricting the discussion of race in American schools have dire precedents in Europe.

#1776-commission, #black-people, #discrimination, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #stalin-joseph, #ukraine, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #world-war-ii-1939-45

On the Path to Day X: The Return of Germany’s Far Right

A timeline of key moments for understanding the far right in modern Germany.

#albrecht-franco, #anti-semitism, #europe, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #hate-crimes, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #western-europe

Was This Picasso Lost Because of the Nazis? Heirs and Bavaria Disagree.

Officials have refused to refer a dispute over the work held by the state painting collections to a national commission created to review claims of art lost in the Nazi era.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bavaria-germany, #bavarian-state-painting-collections, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #mendelssohn-bartholdy-paul-von, #picasso-pablo, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

David Dushman, Soviet Soldier Who Helped Liberate Auschwitz, Dies at 98

Mr. Dushman is believed to have been the last surviving liberator of the camp. He went on to become a decorated fencer.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #fencing-sport, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #olympic-games-1972, #red-army-soviet-union, #world-war-ii-1939-45

How Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis?

In “Ravenous,” Sam Apple tells the story of a researcher who was able to carry out his groundbreaking work on cancer cells even in the middle of World War II.

#apple-sam, #books-and-literature, #cancer, #content-type-personal-profile, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jews-and-judaism, #ravenous-otto-warburg-the-nazis-and-the-search-for-the-cancer-diet-connection-book, #research, #warburg-otto

Richard Rubenstein, 97, Dies; Theologian Challenged Ideas of God

A rabbi, educator and author of a landmark book, he asked, “How can Jews believe in an omnipotent, beneficent God after Auschwitz?”

#books-and-literature, #death-of-god, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #religion-and-belief, #rubenstein-richard-l

Arizona’s Reported ‘Zyklon B’ Plan for Executions Provokes Anger

Global headlines reflected the anger of death camp survivors and others after The Guardian published documents showing the state planned to return to the use of hydrogen cyanide, a gas associated with what the Nazis called Zyklon B.

#arizona, #auschwitz-concentration-camp, #capital-punishment, #concentration-camps, #death-penalty-information-center, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era