Germany

Germany revisits hundreds of violent neo-Nazi crimes

By Toby Axelrod, December 12, 2013

Germany plans to examine 746 violent crimes committed between 1990 and 2011 for possible connections to far-right extremists. The crimes in question had 849 victims.

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Looted art: Gurlitt 'wants his paintings back'

By Marcus Dysch, November 18, 2013

The reclusive German pensioner accused of hoarding more than 1,400 pieces of art thought to have been looted by the Nazis has said he wants to keep the collection.

Cornelius Gurlitt said he "loved" the paintings and wanted authorities to conclude their investigation so "I can finally have my pictures back".

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Germany's shame over looted art haul

November 8, 2013

Germany today is a peaceful, democratic nation that is in many ways a model to which the rest of the world should aspire. But its authorities’ handling of the hoard of Nazi-looted art found in Cornelius Gurlitt’s flat of reveals that, beneath the surface, severe problems still remain.

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Nazi is buried among Jewish graves in Berlin

By Toby Axelrod, November 7, 2013

Historians suspected for years that the brutal Gestapo head Heinrich Müller was buried in a mass grave at one of Berlin’s Jewish cemeteries. Now, they have documentary evidence.

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Looted Nazi art: Germany’s ‘conspiracy of silence’

By Marcus Dysch, November 7, 2013

Restitution experts have condemned the German authorities’ handling of the discovery of a hoard of Nazi-looted artwork in a Munich flat.

Investigators faced a furious backlash after they admitted the haul of almost 1,400 paintings had been found two years ago and kept secret until a German magazine reported the case last weekend.

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No change after German Angela Merkel vote

By Alexander Hasgall, September 24, 2013

The results of yesterday’s election in Germany can be summarised quickly: as far as Israel and the Jews are concerned, nothing will change.

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Board of Deputies to honour Angela Merkel

By Simon Rocker, September 23, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to be honoured by the Board of Deputies at its annual dinner later this year in recognition of her support for Jewish communities in Germany.

The Board hopes to present an award in person to Mrs Merkel at the event, which will be held in the Egyptian room of the Mansion House in the City of London in November.

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Ofcom investigating Bauer over German magazine

By Marcus Dysch, September 12, 2013

Media watchdog Ofcom has contacted German authorities over the publication and distribution of magazines which glorify the Nazis.

Der Landser, a German magazine that honours the SS, is published by a company owned by Bauer Media Group, which runs a number of British radio stations.

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Fit to be world Olympics chief?

By Bernard Josephs, September 12, 2013

The man who this week became the sports world’s most powerful bureaucrat has been embroiled in a row over his role as head of an organisation that advises companies on the Arab boycott of Israel.

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Bundestag votes to probe failings over neo-Nazi cell

By Bernard Josephs, August 29, 2013

A parliamentary inquiry has begun in Berlin following a series of racism-motivated murders carried out by a neo-Nazi cell which has been active for almost ten years.

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