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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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French Heir Gives Pissarro Stolen by the Nazis to University of Oklahoma

The painting, long the subject of an ownership dispute, will be given to the University of Oklahoma with plans for title to be transferred later, likely to a French institution.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #colleges-and-universities, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #meyer-leone, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #pissarro-camille, #shepherdess-bringing-in-sheep, #university-of-oklahoma

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Faye Schulman Dies; Fought Nazis With a Rifle and a Camera

She joined the Resistance brigade after her family was executed and used her photographs as proof of German barbarity and Jews’ determination to fight back.

#canada, #deaths-obituaries, #eastern-europe, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #photography, #schulman-faye-1920-21-2021

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Walter Kissinger, Businessman and Brother of Henry, Dies at 96

Walter shed his Bavarian accent, while Henry notably did not. Asked why he lost his, Walter told interviewers, “Because I am the Kissinger who listens.”

#allen-group, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kissinger-henry-a, #kissinger-walter-b, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Draws Rebuke for Comparing Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate to Nazi Acts

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene drew a rare condemnation from the top House Republican for the latest in a series of incendiary comments she has made.

#greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #republican-jewish-coalition, #republican-party

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Greene Draws Rebuke for Comparing Vaccine Mandate to Nazi Acts

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene drew a rare condemnation from the top House Republican for the latest in a series of incendiary comments she has made.

#greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #republican-jewish-coalition, #republican-party

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Max Mosley, Motor Racing Chief and Embattled Privacy Advocate, Dies at 81

The son of Nazi sympathizers sought to separate himself from his parents, but was bogged down by a secretly recorded sex video later in life.

#automobile-racing, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #deaths-obituaries, #formula-one, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #international-automobile-federation, #mosley-max, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Children of the Holocaust Who Are Anonymous No More

Researchers using enhanced, rare footage of a transport to a Nazi death camp have been able to identify some passengers, including children who survived.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #concentration-camps, #documentary-films-and-programs, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Heirs Sue Over Ownership of a Pissarro, Saying It Was Seized by Nazis

They claim that the painting, “The Anse des Pilotes, Le Havre,” was taken from their ancestors by the Nazis, and have filed a lawsuit in Atlanta to recover it.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #atlanta-ga, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #horowitz-family-foundation, #horowitz-gerald-d, #horowitz-scott-1966, #kainer-ludwig-1885-1967, #kainer-margaret, #moeller-fine-art-ltd, #mondex-corp, #norbert-levy-foundation, #pissarro-camille, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-anse-des-pilotes-le-havre

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Was Nazi Germany Defeated or Liberated? Germans Can’t Decide.

It will be very dangerous if Germany starts to see itself as a victim of the Nazis.

#germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Bust of Elie Wiesel Is Added to Washington National Cathedral

The stone carving of the Holocaust survivor and author took two years to create and is the first modern-day Jewish representation in the cathedral.

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #national-cathedral-washington-dc, #night-book, #washington-dc, #wiesel-elie

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Marie Supikova, Survivor of Nazi Terror in Czech Village, Dies at 88

The men of Lidice, including her father, were massacred and the women, including her mother, sent to a concentration camp. She later testified at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials.

#deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #lidice-czechoslovakia, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #supikova-marie-1932-2021, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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On the Run From the Nazis, Taking Train After Train

Written in the wake of Kristallnacht, “The Passenger,” a novel by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz, follows a Jewish man in an increasingly hostile world.

#boehm-philip, #books-and-literature, #boschwitz-ulrich-alexander-1915-42, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #the-passenger-1938-book, #writing-and-writers

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In New Holocaust Survivor Testimony, Hate Speech Is a Dangerous Seed

A new campaign called #ItStartedWithWords features short videos from Holocaust survivors on the origins of World War II and offers a timely message amid an outbreak of anti-Asian hate.

#conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #poland, #state-department, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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He Led Hitler’s Secret Police in Austria. Then He Spied for the West.

Franz Josef Huber, responsible for deporting tens of thousands of Jews, escaped punishment with U.S. backing and went on to work for West German intelligence, newly disclosed records reveal.

#austria, #central-intelligence-agency, #cold-war-era, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #huber-franz-josef, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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These Sacred Jewish Books Were Abandoned. Could I Save Them?

Finding them in a trash bin saddened me. I couldn’t just put them back.

#books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism

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Can We Really Picture Auschwitz?

As memories of the Holocaust fade, one survivor’s images remain vivid.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #cluj-napoca-romania, #concentration-camps, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #levi-primo, #mengele-josef, #transylvania-romania, #wiesel-elie

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The Push to Vaccinate 20,000 Holocaust Survivors in New York

One survivor who got her vaccine, Eva Rose, 96, said the last year has been “lousy,” but added: “I am still here, thank God.”

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Babylon Berlin,’ Babylon America?

How watching a TV show about Weimar Germany can help us interpret our own era.

#berlin-germany, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #television, #trump-donald-j, #weimar-germany

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Marianne Steiner, Refugee Who Found a New Life in New York, Dies at 101

She escaped Nazi Germany and recreated a comfortable life in Manhattan. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #steiner-marianne-1919-2021, #steiner-paul-1913-96, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance

They went undercover, smuggled revolvers in teddy bears and were bearers of the truth. Why hadn’t I heard their stories?

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #poland, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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A Quest to Reclaim a Family Home Unearths a Past Buried by the Holocaust

In “Plunder,” a memoir by Menachem Kaiser, the author tries to repossess a building owned by his grandfather before the war and discovers a history he knew nothing about.

#books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kaiser-menachem, #plunder-a-memoir-of-family-property-and-nazi-treasure-book, #poland, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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His Ancestors Were German Kings. He Wants Their Treasures Back.

A public dispute over thousands of artworks and artifacts could hinge on whether a crown prince supported the Nazis during their rise to power.

#art, #berlin-germany, #brandenburg-germany, #germany, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #prinz-von-preussen-georg-friedrich, #reparations, #royal-families, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wilhelm-ii-emperor-of-germany

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Otto Dov Kulka, 87, Dies; Studied, and Witnessed, the Holocaust

As an Israeli historian, he examined the German people’s response to mass deportations. As a memoirist, he recalled the murders of family members.

#anti-semitism, #auschwitz-concentration-camp, #books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #hebrew-university, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kulka-otto-dov-1933-2021

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‘Plunder,’ a Gripping Reflection on What the Nazis Took and What It Would Mean to Take It Back

Menachem Kaiser writes about his efforts to reclaim an apartment building in Poland that his family owned before the war.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kaiser-menachem, #plunder-a-memoir-of-family-property-and-nazi-treasure-book

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Of Nazis, Crimes and Punishment

Some offenses are so hideous that even the distance of history offers no shield. But that doesn’t make justice easy.

#berger-friedrich-karl, #capital-punishment, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #juvenile-delinquency, #prisons-and-prisoners, #tennessee

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How a Holocaust Survivor Showed Up for a Vaccine and Charmed a Hospital

Mira Rosenblatt, 97, stunned nurses with her tale of endurance and hardship. “I felt shaky from the story,” one said.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #midwood-brooklyn-ny, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city

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Yuval Waldman, Bridge-Building Violinist, Is Dead at 74

A conductor as well as a skilled soloist, he liked to spotlight music composed in times of oppression, including the Holocaust.

#arab-israeli-war-1973, #classical-music, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #waldman-yuval

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Tennessee Man Who Served as Nazi Camp Guard Is Deported to Germany

The deportation of Friedrich Karl Berger capped what could be the last prosecution by the U.S. government of collaborators in Nazi war crimes.

#berger-friedrich-karl, #deportation, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #oak-ridge-tenn, #rosenbaum-eli-m-1955, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Auction House Suspends Sale of 19th-Century Jewish Burial Records

The records of a Jewish community in Romania that was almost annihilated during the Holocaust are viewed as essential to reconstructing its history.

#archives-and-records, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #auctions, #auschwitz-concentration-camp, #brooklyn-nyc, #cluj-napoca-romania, #eastern-europe, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kestenbaumco, #manuscripts, #oradea-romania, #romania, #world-jewish-restitution-organization

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An Artist Exposing Fascism Through Provocation

Paul McCarthy has spent his career cultivating a visual language of depravity and scathing critique. After half a century, we still can’t turn away.

#art, #burden-chris, #content-type-personal-profile, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kelley-mike-1954-2012, #los-angeles-calif, #mccarthy-paul-1945

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When Genocide Is Caught on Film

“The Ravine,” by Wendy Lower, investigates a rare photograph documenting the murder of Jews in Ukraine during the Holocaust, unearthing a history of perpetrators and victims.

#books-and-literature, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lower-wendy, #photography, #the-ravine-a-family-a-photograph-a-holocaust-massacre-revealed-book, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Why Germany Prosecutes the Aged for Nazi Roles It Long Ignored

Since German courts expanded the definition of who was guilty of Holocaust atrocities, several people over 90 have been charged.

#concentration-camps, #demjanjuk-john, #dey-bruno, #elderly, #germany, #groning-oskar-1921, #hanning-reinhold, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sachsenhausen-concentration-camp, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Polish Court Orders Scholars to Apologize Over Holocaust Study

In a partial victory for nationalists, a libel case ended with two scholars ordered to make a public apology for saying a wartime Polish mayor was complicit in Nazi crimes, but not to pay damages.

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #libel-and-slander, #poland, #research, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Massacre in a Forest Becomes a Test of Poland’s Pushback on Wartime Blame

Two researchers are on trial for writing that a Polish mayor was complicit in a massacre. Critics say the government is trying to emphasize Polish suffering in World War II and downplay complicity in Nazi crimes.

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #law-and-justice-poland, #libel-and-slander, #poland, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Woman, 95, Indicted on 10,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder in Nazi Camp

German prosecutors indicted a 95-year-old woman who once worked as a secretary to the commander of the Stutthof concentration camp after a five-year investigation by authorities.

#buchenwald-concentration-camp, #concentration-camps, #demjanjuk-john, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #sobibor-extermination-camp

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Supreme Court Rules for Germany in Case on Nazi-Era Art

In a unanimous ruling, the court said a federal law bars suits against foreign governments accused of expropriating their own citizens’ property.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #politics-and-government, #railroad-retirement-board, #supreme-court-us, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Following the Trail of a Nazi Mass Murderer Who Was Never Caught

Philippe Sands’s “The Ratline” tells the story of a loving family man who was also a high-ranking Nazi official responsible for the deaths of thousands.

#books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #krakow-poland, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #roman-catholic-church, #sands-philippe-1960, #the-ratline-the-exalted-life-and-mysterious-death-of-a-nazi-fugitive-book, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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No More Lies. My Grandfather Was a Nazi.

In Lithuania, he was celebrated as a hero. But we can’t move on until we admit what he really did.

#cold-war-era, #content-type-personal-profile, #eastern-europe, #grandparents, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kgb, #lithuania, #noreika-jonas, #putin-vladimir-v, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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A Captivating New Picture Book Celebrates the ‘British Schindler’

In “Nicky & Vera,” Peter Sís tells the story of Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Czechoslovakia as World War II loomed.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #gissing-vera-1928, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #nickyvera-a-quiet-hero-of-the-holocaust-and-the-children-he-rescued-book, #sis-peter, #winton-nicholas-1909-2015

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Rare Violin Tests Germany’s Commitment to Atone for Its Nazi Past

The instrument’s holders refuse to compensate the heirs of a Jewish music dealer, jeopardizing a system for restitution that has been in place for nearly two decades.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #germany, #guarneri-giuseppe-1698-1744, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #papier-hans-jurgen, #violins-and-violas

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How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

Over nearly a decade, Jonathan Petropoulos met dozens of times with a man who helped the Nazis loot Jewish art collections, a complicated relationship he explores in “Göring’s Man in Paris.”

#archives-and-records, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #goering-hermann-1893-1946, #gorings-man-in-paris-the-story-of-a-nazi-art-plunderer-and-his-world-book, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lohse-bruno-d-2007, #paris-france, #petropoulos-jonathan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves

After some visitors went sledding on graves at the former Nazi concentration camp, the foundation running the memorial stepped up security this week.

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

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