January 10, 2019 - 3:39 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German media report that Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard who spent decades leading an unassuming life in New York City until his past was revealed, has died. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Westfaelische Nachrichten newspapers quoted German officials on...
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January 09, 2019 - 9:30 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Jewish human rights group urged Croatian authorities on Wednesday to ban a book that denies crimes committed by Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi regime. Chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement that a book titled "the Jasenovac Lie...
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Pro-Europe demonstrators protests outside parliament in London, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019. The British government on Tuesday ruled out seeking an extension to the two-year period taking the country out of the European Union ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote next week on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Britain's Parliament has dealt the government a narrow defeat by passing an amendment designed to put roadblocks in place to make a "no-deal" Brexit more difficult. Legislators on...
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Franz Rainer Wolfgang Joachim Kleinertz, left, and Maria de las Mercedes Estrada, right, heirs of Jewish French politician Georges Mandel stand next to the painting 'Portrait of a Seated Young Woman' by Thomas Couture during a restitution ceremony in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The painting was discovered in the art trove of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt and belonged to Georges Mandel, a Jewish French politician and resistance figure who was executed during World War II. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 08, 2019 - 9:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Officials have returned a painting looted by the Nazis to the heirs of a Jewish French politician and resistance figure who was executed during World War II. "Portrait of a Seated Young Woman" by Thomas Couture, which belonged to Georges Mandel, was discovered in late collector...
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In this photo made available on Jan. 1, 2019 by the Uffizi gallery press office, Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Gallery, poses for a photo as he holds onto a copy of a still-life "Vase of Flowers", by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum, with writing in red reading "stolen", inside the Uffizi gallery, in Florence, Italy. Schmidt is urging Germany to return the Dutch masterpiece stolen by the Nazi troops during World War II, which is in the hands of a German family who hasn’t returned it despite numerous appeals. (Uffizi Gallery press office via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 8:44 am
MILAN (AP) — The director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is urging Germany to return a Dutch masterpiece stolen by Nazi troops during World War II, dramatizing its absence by hanging a black and white photo of the work with the label "Stolen" in three languages. Eike Schmidt said in a New Year's...
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January 01, 2019 - 11:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Edgar Hilsenrath, a German-Jewish writer whose fictional account of the Holocaust from the perspective of a Nazi perpetrator became a best-seller, has died at 92. The German news agency dpa quoted Hilsenrath's second wife, Marlene, as confirming Tuesday that the author died Dec. 30 in...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 19, 2013, file photo, Simcha Rotem, the last known remaining Jewish fighter from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, speaks in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland. Rotem has died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. He was 94. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)
December 23, 2018 - 9:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, has died. He was 94. Rotem, who went by the underground nickname "Kazik," took part in the single greatest act of Jewish resistance...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington shows a painting of Ivan the Terrible that was exhibited in art museum in Ukraine. The painting, stolen in World War II and found in a Connecticut home, is being returned to an art museum in Ukraine. Court records filed Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, by U.S. officials say the painting of Ivan the Terrible was scheduled to be auctioned by a couple in Ridgefield, Conn., last year when a Ukrainian museum intervened. The museum said the work was a 1911 oil painting that had been stolen during Nazi occupation. (U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 4:29 pm
A painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in Ukraine, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The FBI seized the painting after a retired couple in Ridgefield transported it to Washington, D.C., to be auctioned...
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December 21, 2018 - 5:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has declined to put on trial a 95-year-old man alleged to have served as a guard at the Nazi's Mauthausen concentration camp, saying that it doesn't see enough evidence to support charges of accessory to murder. The Berlin state court said Friday that prosecutors have...
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December 20, 2018 - 4:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court said Thursday it won't put on trial a former guard at the Nazis' Majdanek death camp who was charged with being an accessory to murder, arguing that the 97-year-old is too sick to face court proceedings. The Frankfurt state court cited a comprehensive medical assessment...
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