First painting from Gurlitt stash of Nazi-looted art auctioned for £1.9m

By Rosa Doherty, June 25, 2015

A painting stolen from a Jewish family has become the first work from Cornelius Gurlitt’s collection of looted art to be sold at auction.

Two Riders on a Beach by German-Jewish artist Max Liebermann fetched £1.9 million at a sale at Sotheby’s in London.


Memories of a Holocaust survivor: I will never forget their generosity and love

By Myra Goodman, June 25, 2015

Seventy years ago, my parents were liberated from Nazi slave-labour camps. This is a sad anniversary for me. Although my mother and father survived the war, they both lost their parents, most of their relatives, and every single possession. Both were left with deep emotional scars.


Extremists plan to destroy Israeli flags and burn Talmud at Golders Green rally

By Marcus Dysch, June 16, 2015

Neo-Nazis plan to destroy Israeli flags during a protest at the heart of the Jewish community next month.

Organisers of the July 4 demonstration in Golders Green, north-west London, have also urged supporters to attend a secret burning of the Talmud ahead of the event.


Anger over David Starkey’s 'deeply offensive' comments about Jews

By Charlotte Oliver, June 15, 2015

Historian David Starkey has caused controversy by comparing the Nazis' view of Jews to the Scottish nationalists' view of the English.

The outspoken academic told the Sunday Times that the Scottish National Party vilified the English in the same way that Hitler vilified the Jews.


Anti-fascist campaigner Morris Beckman dies

By Sandy Rashty, June 3, 2015

Tributes have been paid to anti-fascist activist Morris Beckman whose funeral took place this week.

Mr Beckman, who died last month aged 94, was one of the founding members of the 43 Group, a group of young Jewish ex-servicemen and women committed to fighting fascism in the UK and abroad.


‘Jew-baiter’ and former SS member Gunter Grass dies

By Rosa Doherty, April 13, 2015

German author Günter Grass, who wrote a poem attacking the Jewish state and praising Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, has died aged 87.

The Nobel Prize-winning writer, who was a member of the Nazi Waffen SS during the Holocaust, described Vanunu in a poem as a “paragon” who “helped to bring the truth” to the rest of the world.


'Judeophile' Putin hosts Euro neo-Nazi gathering

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 26, 2015

The presence of some of the most notorious neo-Nazis and racists in Europe - including the former leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin - at last Sunday's "Russian International Conservative Forum" in St Petersburg, has raised eyebrows in the West. After all, isn't Russia still proud of the Great Patriotic War it fought against fascism?


Jewish MP walks out of Australian parliament over PM Tony Abbott's Nazi slur

By Naomi Firsht, March 20, 2015

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott caused uproar in the country's parliament when he compared the Labour party leader to Joseph Goebbels, prompting a Jewish MP to walk out.

Labour frontbencher and leading member of Melbourne’s Jewish community Michael Danby walked out of prime minister’s questions when Mr Abbot likened Labour leader Bill Shorten to the Nazi propaganda minister.


We must bring light to this darkness

By Kate Bearman, March 12, 2015

Every Shabbat at Highgate Synagogue, a member of the congregation has marked the 70 Days For 70 Years project by speaking about an essay from the compilation from which they have drawn inspiration, and in memory of a specific victim of the Holocaust. Recently, I made my speech in honour of Rachel Van Dam, who died in Sobibor concentration campat the age of 66.


Council backs down over Hitlers Walk sign

By Josh Jackman, February 23, 2015

A proposed boycott by Cornish Jews has led a village to defer indefinitely its plan to erect a sign naming a local park “Hitlers Walk”.

The title was originally created by Mevagissey residents in the 1930s in reference to despotic local councillor Wright Harris, but the park sign was removed in 2005 following objections.