The Holocaust

William Hague pledges to push Poland on Holocaust restitution

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2014

Britain will push Poland to introduce laws on Holocaust restitution, Foreign Secretary William Hague has promised.

The pledge came in a letter responding to dozens of British parliamentarians who had urged Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk to take restitution more seriously.

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Families fail in bid to reclaim £165m treasures

By Daniel Easterman, April 10, 2014

A panel of German legal experts has ruled that medieval artefacts worth £165 million should not be returned to three Jewish families.

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Gurlitt signs agreement over looted art

By JC Reporter, April 8, 2014

Art collector Cornelius Gurlitt has signed an agreement with the German authorities to allow investigators to hold on to artworks confiscated from him that could have been looted by the Nazis.

At least 593 pieces among over 1200 paintings found in Mr Gurlitt’s Munich flat will be held by a team researching whether the works were stolen from Jewish owners.

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The importance of remembering

By Vernon Bogdanor, March 27, 2014

The Prime Minister has established a Holocaust Commission to make recommendations for a memorial. This should encourage us to reflect on how the Holocaust should be remembered in a country that was not involved in it either as a perpetrator or a collaborator.

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Boxing world mourns promoter Mickey Duff

By Marcus Dysch, March 24, 2014

Former boxing world champions and trainers have paid tribute to promoter and manager Mickey Duff, who has died aged 84.

Duff worked with more than a dozen title winners during his career, including stars such as Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe and John Conteh.

Professional Boxing Association president Barry McGuigan described Duff as a "giant of boxing".

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Schools' anti-hate course

By Simon Rocker, March 24, 2014

An anti-racism programme has been launched for schools which draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Serb massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995.

It has been instigated by the Joseph Interfaith Foundation, a charity supporting Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

While the foundation has been active on campus for a number of years, the Auschwitz and Srebrenica programme, designed for 15-

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Iranian leader questions the Holocaust

By Sandy Rashty, March 21, 2014

Iran’s supreme leader has questioned whether the Holocaust took place.

In a speech marking the Persian New Year on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: "Expressing opinion about the Holocaust, or casting doubt on it, is one of the greatest sins in the West.

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Greece passes 'law of return' for Jews who fled

By Marcus Dysch, March 21, 2014

Greece has passed legislation allowing Jews who fled the country before the end of the Second World War the "right of return" and to claim citizenship.

Former deputy foreign minister Dimitrios Dollis instigated the new law - which will come into effect within a month.

He said it was unlikely many Jews would claim Greek citizenship, but that he had acted out of principle.

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German city moves to bulldoze Holocaust villa

By Toby Axelrod, March 20, 2014

Activists in the German city of Steinfurt near the Dutch border are protesting against plans to tear down what they call the “last witness to Jewish life in our district”.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z visit Anne Frank's house

By Sandy Rashty, March 20, 2014

Beyoncé Knowles and rapper husband Jay-Z have visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

The American couple, who are currently performing on tour around Europe, viewed the former Frank family safe-house that was later discovered by the Nazis, on Wednesday.

Beyoncé, wearing a denim jumpsuit and black hat, was pictured signing the visitors book.

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