Germany

German village's tribute in bricks

By Josh Jackman, September 8, 2016

The son of a Holocaust survivor has said that seeing three generations of his family honoured by the German village they lived in before the war was "very emotional."

Laurence Leyens, whose 90-year-old father Gerald escaped on one of the Kindertransport trains to Britain, attended a ceremony in Schwanenberg where the community unveiled the tribute.

Mr Leyens witnessed the opening of a new ho

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Artist turns swastikas into flowers and insects

By Toby Axelrod, September 8, 2016

A Berlin artist has taken on an unusual task - transforming symbols of hate into colourful graffiti.

Starting this year, Ibrahim Omari and a team of like-minded fans of street art have gone around using the same tools that neo-Nazis employ - spraypaint - to turn swastikas into flowers, owls, insects and other pleasant forms.

The "Paintback" initiative started after Mr Omari, who owns a shop

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Heil Hitler-students attack Jews in Mengele's mountain resort

By Adam Feinstein, September 1, 2016

Teenagers from a German-language school dressed up as Nazis and attacked Jewish students last week at an Argentinian ski resort famous for harbouring Third Reich war criminals.

The German students, from the Lanús Oeste German school in Buenos Aires, arrived at the Cerebro disco in Bariloche on Tuesday night sporting Adolf Hitler moustaches and swastikas, and giving Nazi salutes.

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University's 'blood libel' seminars

By Lianne Kolirin, July 28, 2016

A German university is teaching students that Israel has committed genocide and that the IDF harvests organs from Palestinians, it has been claimed.

Material entitled "Our sons were robbed of their organs" was included as part of a course about the situation facing Palestinian youths.

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Goering's pants fetch thousands in grisly auction

By Toby Axelrod, June 23, 2016

A huge trove of Nazi relics collected by the late American doctor John K Lattimer brought in 1.1 million euros in a five-hour auction in Munich last weekend, smashing early estimates.

The controversial sale on June 17 was shrouded in secrecy, since it is illegal in Germany to glorify the Nazi era.

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Germans think Jews have too much influence, finds study

By JC Reporter, June 17, 2016

Eleven per cent of Germans think Jews have too much influence in society, according to a new study.

One in 10 want a new Fuhrer to run Germany, with around six per cent believing that Hitler would have been regarded as a great leader were it not for the Holocaust.

Researchers from the University of Leipzig asked 2,240 Germans about far-right attitudes.

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How Rabbi Willy became an arthouse star in Berlin

By Igal Avidan, May 19, 2016

Last month in Berlin, Rabbi "Willy" Wolff attended a packed-out screening of a documentary - about himself.

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Pair seeking Holocaust survivor dad discover they are siblings

By Toby Axelrod, May 12, 2016

A half-brother and sister, children of a Holocaust survivor, have found each other with help from the International Tracing Service in Germany.

Ursula, a German, and Eli, an Israeli, have never met. But they have spoken, after ITS employee Adina Horn, who helps answer queries from people searching for relatives, made the connection and put them in touch.

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Printers spontaneously pump out hate leaflets

April 27, 2016

Universities across Germany were hit by a bizarre antisemitic cyber-attack last week.

Printers and photocopiers on college campuses began spontaneously pumping out antisemitic leaflets.

The German-language flyers contained a quotation from Mein Kampf and accused Jews of engineering the European refugee crisis.

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Shoah educator to help Yazidis document their own tragedy

By Toby Axelrod, April 27, 2016

They have been persecuted, enslaved, raped and killed by Daesh terrorists.

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