The Holocaust

Compensation for half a painting looted by Nazis

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2011

The daughter-in-law of an influential Jewish art dealer whose property was seized during the Holocaust has agreed to a compensation deal over half a painting.

Marei von Sajer's lawyers said she had agreed to a settlement with the Hague authorities over "The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah" a painting by Dutch artist Jan Steen.


Meryl O'Rourke - Bad Mother...

By Lee Levitt, August 15, 2011

There's long been a debate about whether the Holocaust is a suitable subject for comedy. Meryl O'Rourke crashes through it, with this raw, deeply personal, engaging and ultimately cathartic Edinburgh debut solo show that places her family's trauma in Germany shortly before the Second World War at the heart of her racy act.


Noach Flug, champion of Holocaust survivors mourned

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

A Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of other survivors is today being remembered as "a towering figure".

Noach Flug, who died today in Jerusalem at the age of 86, was deported from the Lodz ghetto in Poland as a teenager. He was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, then to a succession of camps before he hi was liberated by US soldiers in 1945.


Survived the Holocaust, but where now?

By Amanda Julius, August 11, 2011

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched a social media drive to track down hundreds of Holocaust survivors as part of an ongoing exhibition and archiving project.

The museum is exhibiting and posting online portraits of 1,100 young Holocaust survivors photographed just after the Second World War.

Hoping to locate the survivors with the aim of reconnecting them to friends and


Holocaust survivors fund fraudster sentenced

By Jennifer Lipman, August 9, 2011

A women charged with participating in an extensive and long-running conspiracy to defraud an the organisation that supports needy Holocaust survivors has been sentences to a year and day in jail.

Polina Anoshina was the first of 17 people convicted for their roles in the £25 million scam against the Claims Conference.


Search begins for lost faces of Holocaust

By Jennifer Lipman, August 8, 2011

A campaign has ben launched to identify Holocaust survivors who lost contact with their families during the Nazi era.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has posted on its website photographs of some of the more than a million children who had been separated and displaced in the war years.


Last homosexual prisoner of Holocaust camps mourned

By Jennifer Lipman, August 4, 2011

A man believed to be the last person imprisoned in a concentration camp by the Nazis because he was homosexual has died in France.

Rudolf Brazda, who died on Wednesday at the age of 98, was liberated from Buchenwald in 1945.

He had been in the infamous Nazi camp since 1943, one of up to 15,000 men sent there because they were identified as homosexual.


Lithuania is playing a worrying Holocaust game

By Geoff Vasil, July 28, 2011

Last September the Lithuanian parliament declared 2011 the year of Holocaust commemoration. One week later, it declared 2011 the year for remembering and celebrating Lithuanian Holocaust perpetrators, who are regularly glorified by nationalists as anti-Soviet partisans.


Lodz gives up its ghosts in rare photos

By Nissan Tzur, July 28, 2011

A set of highly moving and rarely seen photographs of life in Poland's Lodz Ghetto are being exhibited at the Nazi Documentation Centre in Cologne.

The photos were taken by the prisoners themselves and capture scenes of everyday ghetto life, such as community dances and boys working in a factory.


George Soros says goodbye to hedge fund career

By Jennifer Lipman, July 27, 2011

Billionaire George Soros is to retire from his lengthy hedge-fund career.

Nearly 20 years after he made some £1 billion betting against the Bank of England on Black Wednesday, the 80-year-old businessman has decided to retire, save for the management of personal assets.