The Holocaust

Netanyahu: urgent need to help needy Holocaust survivors

By Jennifer Lipman, April 17, 2012

The Israeli government has responded to the "urgent" need to help the country's poverty-stricken and increasingly frail Holocaust survivors.

This week the country marks its annual Holocaust memorial day – Yom HaShoah, when a siren is sounded commencing a national silence and commemorations and services will take place around Israel.

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Gunter Grass 'not welcome in Israel' after Iran poem sparks hate charges

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning writer Gunter Grass has criticised Israel for "endangering the already fragile world peace".

Mr Grass, 84, is known for his left-wing political views.

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Netanyahu attacks Gunter Grass for 'shameful moral equivalence'

By Jennifer Lipman, April 5, 2012

The Israeli Prime Minister has suggested that it is "not surprising" to hear German Nobel laureate accuse Israel of being the greatest threat to world piece.

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The Origin of Violence

By David Herman, April 2, 2012

In the past few years there has been a wave of acclaimed French novels about Vichy and the Holocaust - Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française, Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones, Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key and now Fabrice Humbert's The Origin of Violence, winner of the first-ever French Orange Prize.

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German city votes for Jewish mayor

By Jennifer Lipman, March 27, 2012

A German city has elected a Jewish mayor nearly 80 years after the Nazis came to power.

Peter Feldmann won 57 per cent of the vote to become Frankfurt's mayor, a position he will take on in July.

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Clergy's lesson from Israel

March 22, 2012

Christian clergy have been in Israel for a 10-day course on the Holocaust at Yad Vashem under Council of Christians and Jews' auspices.

The group was accompanied by CCJ vice-president Lionel Kopelowitz, who said: "It is of extreme importance that the events of the Holocaust should not be forgotten and that this and future generations should continually be made aware of this most tragic episode,

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Clergy's lesson from Israel

March 22, 2012

Christian clergy have been in Israel for a 10-day course on the Holocaust at Yad Vashem under Council of Christians and Jews' auspices.

The group was accompanied by CCJ vice-president Lionel Kopelowitz, who said: "It is of extreme importance that the events of the Holocaust should not be forgotten and that this and future generations should continually be made aware of this most tragic episode,

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Meet the Catholic priest with the kippah

By Stephen Applebaum, March 22, 2012

What makes a Jew? This is the question at the heart of Israeli filmmaker Ronit Kerstner's documentary Torn.

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Nazi memorabilia auctioneer donates to Holocaust charity

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 20, 2012

The auction house which made thousands of pounds selling Hitler's 50th birthday present is to change its policy on selling Holocaust items and make a donation to the Holocaust Education Trust.

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Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk dies a free man

By Jennifer Lipman, March 17, 2012

A man sentenced to five years in jail last May for his role in the mass murder of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 91.

John Demjanjuk was convicted of being an accessory to the deaths of more than 28,000 people while he was a guard at Sobibor concentration camp.

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