Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Burying the cemetery

A town in central Poland has prepared a development plan that will turn a Jewish cemetery into a residential complex with underground parking.
The Jewish community of Warsaw and local activist Robert Augustyniak, who is not Jewish, have protested the plan.
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Monday, 24 November 2014

A priceless collection

A Swiss museum agreed on Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, but said it will work with German officials to ensure any pieces looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners are returned.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Two charged

Two men have been charged with committing racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage in the Stamford Hill area of north-east London, home to one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities. Read more:

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Tyres slashed

Below is a video posted on YouTube with the identifying information, "LONDON Stamford Hill: Shomrim have so far amassed a list of 50+ vehicles that have had its tyres slashed in N16 & E5 area on 16/11/14."

Monday, 10 November 2014

Their Jewish identities

U.S. Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan talked about their Jewish identities at the opening plenary of the 2014 General Assembly conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.
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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Measure of a Man

He survived the savagery of the Holocaust, made it to America with barely a penny and became a world-famous tailor in Brooklyn, dressing celebrities and presidents. In his new memoir, “Measure of a Man,” Martin Greenfield tells the story of his extraordinary life. In this excerpt, he explains how the concentration camps nearly stripped him of his humanity at age 16 — and the day he got it back.
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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

"Portrait of a Lady" to be returned

The Art Gallery of Hamilton has agreed to return a painting that was looted by the Nazis during the Second World War to its rightful owners.

"Portrait of a Lady," a 17th century painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Verspronck, was stolen from the Salomonsohn family by Nazi authorities in 1940.
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

An avalanche of lawsuits

The head of the World Jewish Congress warned a Swiss art museum that it risks an “avalanche” of lawsuits if it accepts the bequest of a collection of artwork amassed by a man who dealt in art for the Nazis.
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