Palestinian Leader Accused Israel of ‘50 Holocausts,’ Causing an Uproar

Facing international condemnation, the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, later walked back the remarks he had made at a news conference in Berlin.

#abbas-mahmoud, #anti-semitism, #berlin-germany, #gaza-strip, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #scholz-olaf-1958, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #west-bank

Italy Salutes a War Hero and the Values He Fought For

Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated resistance fighter, died at age 103 this week, and his mourners want his legacy to live on.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #content-type-personal-profile, #funerals-and-memorials, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #italy, #mario-fiorentini, #mathematics, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Furor Over Documenta Highlights a Widening Chasm in Germany

One of the art world’s most important events, Documenta, is at its halfway point. So far, a tiny fraction of the art has been the main topic of conversation.

#anti-semitism, #art, #boycotts, #censorship, #documenta-gmbh, #forensic-architecture, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kassel-germany, #ruangrupa-art-collective, #taring-padi-art-collective

Hungary Leader Viktor Orban Addresses CPAC Dallas

The Hungarian prime minister, whose anti-immigrant rhetoric and attacks on democratic norms have been widely rebuked, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.

#anti-semitism, #conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #discrimination, #elections, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

A French University Confronts Medical Crimes and Its Nazi Past

A report on the University of Strasbourg’s takeover by Nazis during World War II and on medical crimes they committed there sheds light on a period that had been mostly scrubbed from official memory.

#colleges-and-universities, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #strasbourg-france, #world-war-ii-1939-45

America Saved My Father’s Life. It Tried to Destroy My Mother’s.

David Treuer’s father, an Austrian immigrant, loved this country. His Native mother, born on a reservation, could never forgive it. Where does that leave him?

#alzheimers-disease, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #minnesota, #native-americans

What Is Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial?

President Biden is scheduled to meet two survivors on a visit to Israel’s official Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #united-states-international-relations, #yad-vashem-holocaust-museum

The Saga of a World War II Ancestor of Miss Piggy, Bert and Yoda

Long before Frank Oz brought many Muppets to life, his father, an amateur Dutch puppeteer, made a Hitler marionette as an act of defiance. He buried it during the war.

#antwerp-belgium, #content-type-personal-profile, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #oz-frank, #puppets

History Haunts Ukraine’s Undiplomatic Voice in Berlin

Debate over a Ukrainian nationalist leader’s role in the Holocaust has exposed how views of the past shape European allies’ relationships with Kyiv.

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Blake Masters’ Political Posts in a CrossFit Chat Room Come Back to Haunt Him

As a Stanford student in 2007, the Arizona candidate, now 35, chose a CrossFit chat room to express his opposition to U.S. involvement in World War II and downplay Al Qaeda as a threat to Americans.

#anti-defamation-league, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #libertarianism-us-politics, #masters-blake-1986, #midterm-elections-2022, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nazi Tapes Provide a Chilling Sequel to the Eichmann Trial

Sixty years after the execution of Adolf Eichmann, the logistics chief of the Holocaust, an Israeli documentary airs his confessions in his own voice.

#eichmann-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #movies, #television, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Keep Czars Far Away, in Moscow or Mar-a-Lago

Things worth fighting for on the Fourth of July.

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Artists Scrutinize Nazi Family Past of Julia Stoschek

As word circulated of a link between Julia Stoschek’s fortune and forced labor in World War II, some began questioning the ethics of working with the billionaire art patron.

#art, #brose-max-1884-1968, #collectors-and-collections, #germany, #high-net-worth-individuals, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #stoschek-julia, #stoschek-julia-collection, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Amy Gutman’s Father Fled the Nazis. She’s the New U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

For Amy Gutmann, a respected democracy scholar, her role as President Biden’s envoy to Germany is not a job, “it’s a mission,” one both professional and personal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #germany, #gutmann-amy, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #university-of-pennsylvania

In Los Angeles, a Tree With Stories to Tell

At the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, each champion received a baby oak tree. In Los Angeles one of them is still alive, a witness to a forgotten chapter of Black history. But it is threatened with destruction to make space for luxury apartments.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #los-angeles-calif, #olympic-games-1936

Deep in Vatican Archives, Scholar Discovers ‘Flabbergasting’ Secrets

David Kertzer has spent decades excavating the Vatican’s hidden history, with his work winning a Pulitzer and capturing Hollywood’s attention. A new book examines Pope Pius XII’s role in the Holocaust.

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France’s New Prime Minister Overcame Tragedy in Her Youth

Élisabeth Borne’s father, a World War II resistance member and a Holocaust survivor, killed himself when she was 11, an experience she has rarely discussed in detail.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #borne-elisabeth, #concentration-camps, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Russia’s War on Ukraine Shows That It Is Fascist

If Vladimir Putin prevails in Ukraine, fascists around the world will take comfort.

#hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stalin-joseph, #ukraine, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Rosmarie Trapp of the ‘Sound of Music’ Family Dies at 93

She was the last surviving daughter of the baron and the would-be nun depicted in the stage musical and 1965 film.

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How Putin Co-opted Russia’s Biggest Holiday

The commemoration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II has been skewed for political purposes.

#audio-neutral-informative, #defense-and-military-forces, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Two Europes Confront Each Other Over the Glory, or Shame, of War

On Monday, Vladimir Putin will mark Russia’s Victory Day by extolling the virtues of force. France’s leader, Emmanuel Macron, will honor a very different anniversary.

#cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #moscow-russia, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #red-army-soviet-union, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-europe, #world-war-ii-1939-45

They Survived the Holocaust. Now, They Are Fleeing to Germany.

A complex operation is underway to evacuate Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. For rescuers and evacuees alike, it means confronting the past.

#american-joint-distribution-committee, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #germany, #hanover-germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stalin-joseph, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘The Survivor’ Delves Into Harry Haft’s Boxing Dilemma at Auschwitz

Ordered to win fights or be put to death, Harry Haft, the subject of a new film, was haunted by the fates of his opponents.

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The Unapologetic Heirs of Nazi Fortunes

In a country that is celebrated for its culture of reckoning and remembrance, the richest families are often an exception.

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A Nazi Soldier Stole a Watch in 1942. It Turned Up 80 Years Later.

The watch, made as a gift in 1910, has been returned to the maker’s family in the Netherlands. It still works.

#belgium, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #netherlands, #overstrijd-alfred, #robberies-and-thefts, #rotterdam-netherlands, #snijders-rob, #watches-and-clocks, #world-war-ii-1939-45

When Classical Music Was an Alibi

The idea that musicians and their work are apolitical flourished after World War II, in part thanks to the process of denazification.

#camilla-williams, #classical-music, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #music, #schoenberg-arnold, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Mimi Reinhard, Who Typed Up Schindler’s List, Dies at 107

As a secretary in a forced-labor camp in World War II, she added her own name to the list of 1,100 Jews who would be spared from the gas chambers.

#deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #krakow-poland, #oskar-schindler, #reinhard-mimi, #schindlers-list-movie, #schindlers-list-book

‘Babi Yar: Context’ Review: Unearthing Footage of a Nazi Massacre

Sergei Loznitsa’s new documentary, about the mass murder of Ukrainian Jews in 1941, arrives in theaters with a grim context of its own.

#babi-yar-context-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #loznitsa-sergei, #movies, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Vera Gissing, Who Was Rescued by ‘Britain’s Schindler,’ Dies at 93

She was not quite 11 when train convoys organized by a London stockbroker carried her and hundreds of other Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.

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Germany Is Ready to Lead Militarily. Its Military is Not.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted Germany to revolutionize its security doctrine. But the war has also exposed how weak a link the German military is in NATO.

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Dutch Publisher of ‘The Betrayal of Anne Frank’ Halts Publication

The move came after five historians called into question the findings of the book, in which a “cold case” team sought to answer a long-running mystery.

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A Town on Ukraine’s Edge, Determined to Escape Its Past

Przemysl’s history has been intertwined with war. This time, like much of Poland, it wants to do things differently.

#animals, #defense-and-military-forces, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #politics-and-government, #przemysl-poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Why Vladimir Putin Invokes Nazis to Justify His Invasion of Ukraine

The language of Russia’s invasion has been dominated by the word “Nazi” — a puzzling assertion about a country whose leader is Jewish.

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Truth Is the First Casualty of War. These Reporters Tried to Save It.

Deborah Cohen’s “Last Call at the Hotel Imperial” tells the story of four foreign correspondents who sounded the alarm from Europe before World War II.

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She Discovered What Happened to 400 Dutch Jews Who Disappeared

In a new exhibition, Wally de Lang, a Dutch historian, has tracked what happened to each of the men rounded up in the first Nazi raids on Dutch Jews, whose fates have largely been a mystery for decades.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #wally-de-lang, #world-war-ii-1939-45

The Road Ahead for the Democrats: Here Are Some Directions

As the Democrats seek a sharper message, readers have some ideas. Also: The world must act in Ukraine; encourage parents.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #parenting, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #slogans-and-mottoes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

The Fight Over ‘Maus’ Is Part of a Bigger Cultural Battle in Tennessee

State lawmakers, led by the governor, are rethinking what public school students should read and learn.

#books-and-literature, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #libraries-and-librarians, #maus-book, #mcminn-county-tenn, #nashville-tenn, #politics-and-government, #school-boards, #spiegelman-art

Putin’s War on Ukraine Means to Erase My Country’s History

Ukraine’s history is filled with waves of repression.

#famine, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kharkiv-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stalin-joseph, #ukraine, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Jewish Groups Condemn Strike Near Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial

It was not clear what damage was done to the memorial but it is close to a radio and television tower in Kyiv that was hit by a projectile.

#babyn-yar-holocaust-memorial-center-kyiv-ukraine, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sharansky-natan

Recreating a Family’s Lost Holocaust History, Step by Step

During the pandemic lockdown, when solitude dredged up the regret of missed opportunities, one writer hiked over the Pyrenees Mountains to better understand her father.

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Kandinsky Painting Returned to Jewish Heirs by Amsterdam Museum

Dutch officials, citing their “moral duty,” gave over the work which had been held by the Stedelijk Museum since 1940.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kandinsky-wassily, #mondex-corp, #museums, #stedelijk-museum-amsterdam

For Ukraine’s Jews, the Threat of War Stirs Memories of Past Horrors

In Odessa, Jewish leaders are preparing for the worst: hiring security guards, scoping out bomb shelters and making plans to evacuate if Russia invades the country.

#donetsk-ukraine, #hatzolah-volunteer-ambulance-service, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #odessa-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russia, #synagogues, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In the Jewish Tradition, the Words We Choose Matter

Jews in America are wary and weary

#anti-semitism, #apologies, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #the-view-tv-program

Latvia Parliament Approves Holocaust Reimbursement for Jewish Community

“This law cannot bring back a destroyed community or a destroyed synagogue,” said a chairman of a group backing the effort. “But what it can do is recognize what happened.”

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #latvia, #synagogues, #world-jewish-restitution-organization, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Whoopi Goldberg Apologized: Punishing Her Further Is Un-Jewish

#anti-semitism, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #maus-book, #the-view-tv-program

When Did Republicans Turn Into a Bunch of Snowflakes?

The Senate’s posturing over qualified nominees has got to stop.

#anti-semitism, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #johnson-ron-1955, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #senate-committee-on-foreign-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

He Survived the Holocaust and Was Killed Crossing the Street at Age 99

Jack Mikulincer was on his way to synagogue to observe the Sabbath when he was hit by an SUV in Brooklyn, the police and family members said.

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #world-war-ii-1939-45

On Whoopi Goldberg’s Comments and the Origins of Racism

Looking at the history and purpose of race in the modern world.

#goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #internal-sub-only-nl, #race-and-ethnicity

Ghost Army, a World War II Master of Deception, Finally Wins U.S. Recognition

President Biden signed a bill that bestows the Congressional Gold Medal on the Army units, “a traveling roadshow of deception” credited with saving thousands of Allied lives.

#bill-blass, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #europe, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kelly-ellsworth, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Whoopi Goldberg’s Comments About the Holocaust

Reaction to Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about the Holocaust, and her apology. Also: The standoff over Ukraine; an act of resistance under slavery.

#anti-semitism, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #davidson-joshua-m, #frankel-max, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #slavery-historical, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45