Nazism

Why Kristallnacht could happen anywhere

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 15, 2013

Jewish communities across the globe have been commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the name given to the orgy of pogroms visited upon the Jews of Germany and Austria in early November 1938.

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Germany must seek out owners of looted art

By Oliver Kamm, November 15, 2013

To the devoutly irreligious like me, the word “miracle” does not come easily. Yet two developments since 1945 might reasonably be described that way.

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German documents show Goebbels link to Nazi stolen art scandal

By Daniel Easterman, November 11, 2013

Official German government documents have revealed that Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, had close dealings with the father of the man responsible for hoarding 1,406 pieces of stolen Jewish art.

According to German newspaper, Bild, the documents show that Goebbels sold 200 works of art to Hildebrand Gurlitt for only 4,000 Swiss francs (about £2,700).

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How Kristallnacht actually saved lives

By Fred Barschak, November 9, 2013

On November 9 1938, a Wednesday, at the age of seven years and eight months, I was standing at my bedroom window looking across the street where, some 25 yards away, the synagogue, the famous Schiffschul, was burning. Unknown to me, so were
22 other synagogues and some 60 shtiebls in Vienna alone.

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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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Anger over Berlusconi’s Nazi comparison

By Rosa Doherty, November 7, 2013

Silvio Berlusconi has sparked anger by comparing his legal travails to Jewish suffering under the Nazi regime.

In an interview with Italian journalist Bruno Vespa, which was reported by the BBC, the former Italian prime minister said his children “feel like the families of Jews under Hitler’s regime”.

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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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Halloween party reveller turns up as Nazi

By Daniel Easterman, November 7, 2013

Halloween turned out to be more frightful than expected for a group of London clubbers.

Andy Levy, a Community Security Trust volunteer, was partying with his fiancee and 10 friends, at the Vaults venue in central London, when he spotted a guest dressed in full Nazi uniform.

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Nazi-looted art revealed in Munich

By Marcus Dysch, November 5, 2013

Dozens of previously unseen artworks were among the hundreds of Nazi-looted pieces discovered in Germany, it has been revealed.

German authorities displayed paintings by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and other renowned artists during a press conference in Munich on Tuesday morning.

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eBay issues apology for Nazi memorabilia sold on its site

By Charlotte Oliver, November 4, 2013

Online auction site eBay issued an apology yesterday, after it was revealed that its users were trading Nazi Holocaust memorabilia.

Among the offensive items uncovered by the Mail on Sunday were yellow Star of David armbands, shoes thought to have belonged to concentration camp victims, and an Auschwitz prisoner uniform.

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