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Edwin Black

  • Rubashkin judge accused of massive conflict of interest—acted as both judge and involved with prosecutors, attorneys say

    August 5, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    Chief District Judge Linda Reade both coordinated with prosecutors and acted as judge in the contentious conviction of Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse operator Sholom Rubashkin, according to internal federal documents and court filings obtained by this reporter. According to the...

  • Holocaust `Industry’ More About Money Than Memory

    September 16, 2009 | 2:24 pm

    This article originally appeared in the Jewish Week

    During the first months of the Hitler regime, in 1933, leaders of the Zionist movement concluded a controversial pact with the Third Reich, which, in its various forms, transferred some 60,000 Jews and $100 million-almost $1.7...

  • Obama ties to ‘separatist’ pastor raise big questions

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the end, it was not the lies about his religion, but the truth about his religion that may have irrevocably splattered the image of Barack Obama.

    Democratic presidential front-runner Obama survived a malicious viral e-mail campaign that he was a Muslim. But can the populist...

  • Survivors blast Holocaust Museum over archive access restrictions

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust survivors are venting their anger at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington over its decision not to allow immediate electronic access to the long-secret records of the International Tracing Service at Bad Arolsen, Germany.

    Many survivors and members of...
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  • Millions of Shoah records will finally be revealed

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Jews too weak to work were routinely marched from their concentration camp barracks into oblivion, when shrieking families with arms and fingers outstretched were torn apart during deportations, when the winds of politics and opportunity scattered refugees and survivors...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    James D. Mooney thrust his arm diagonally, watching its reflection in his hotel suite mirror. Not quite right. He tried once again. Still not right. Was it too stiff? Too slanted? Should his palm stretch perpendicular to the ceiling; should his arm bend at a severe angle? Or should...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shifting Gears: From war profiteer to U.S. public transit conspirator During the late 1930s, Hitler's persecution of Jews was building to a frenzy even as fears of a war escalated. Nevertheless, General Motors' German automotive subsidiary, Opel, remained a loyal corporate...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Last Word: How will posterity remember General Motors' conduct? The epilogue of the tumultuous saga of General Motors during the New Deal and Nazi era is still being written.

    That saga is the subject of a four-part JTA investigative series that concludes with this story....

  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Dwarfing the Competition Within a few years of partnering with the Hitler regime, Opel began to dwarf all competition. By 1937, GM's subsidiary had grown to triple the size of Daimler-Benz and quadruple that of Ford's fledgling German operation, known as Ford-Werke. By the end of...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Unleashing The Blitzkrieg Opel became an essential element of the German rearmament and modernization Hitler required to subjugate Europe. To accomplish that, Germany needed to rise above the horse-drawn divisions it deployed in World War I. It needed to motorize, to "blitz,"...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Who was Sloan?

    Mr. Big Sloan lived for bigness. Slender and natty, attired in the latest collars and ties, Sloan commonly wore spats, even to the White House. He often out-dressed his former GM boss, billionaire Pierre du Pont. An electrical engineer by training, the...

  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Fascination With Four Wheels Hitler knew that the biggest auto and truck manufacturer in Germany was not Daimler or any other German carmaker. The biggest automotive manufacturer in Germany -- indeed in all of Europe -- was General Motors, which since 1929 had owned and...
  • Fired AIPAC Official Foresees Indictment

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Steve Rosen, recently terminated as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) policy director in the wake of an FBI investigation, expects to be indicted as soon as June, according to sources who know the case.

    Rosen has suggested to sources that if he were indicted,...

  • AIPAC Staffers Go to Grand Jury

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Top officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have appeared before a grand jury and two senior staffers have been placed on paid leave in the latest developments in the federal investigation of the pro-Israel lobby for allegedly passing classified...

  • FBI Stings Seen as Part of Policy ‘War’

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Last June, leading neoconservative Richard Perle received an unexpected phone call at his home. It was Larry Franklin calling. Franklin is the veteran Iran specialist in the Pentagon's Near East South Asia office and the key Iraq War planner who had been pressured by the FBI into...

  • FBI Delay Raises AIPAC Case Issues

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The FBI's investigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) did not go into high gear until more than a year after the Pentagon's top Iran analyst allegedly passed foreign policy strategy information to two AIPAC officials.

    The investigation only intensified in...

  • The Forgotten Pogrom of Baghdad

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At about 3 p.m., June 1, 1941, everything changed for Iraq's Jews. No American Holocaust museum pays homage to their tragedy. Holocaust studies have virtually overlooked the incident and its profound consequences. But the Jews of Baghdad found themselves caught between Hitler's...

  • Does AIPAC Prober Target Jews?

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    David Szady, the senior FBI counterintelligence official currently heading the controversial investigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), is well-known to senior Jewish communal officials, who assert he has targeted Jews in the past.

    Now, an investigation...

  • Foundation to Stop Funding Hate Groups

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a stunning reversal, the Ford Foundation has admitted it erred in funding anti-Israeli Palestinian groups and has vowed to establish tough new guidelines to stop its funds from being used for anti-Semitic action anywhere in the world.

    The foundation said it was "disgusted" by...

  • Ford Funded Durbin Anti-Israel Activists

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In August 2001, thousands of human rights activists from around the globe gathered in Durban, South Africa, for a United Nations conference that participants hoped would address racial injustice plaguing humanity, from Rwanda to Sri Lanka to the United States.

    But after more than a...

  • No Decision From Pollard Day in Court

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It didn't result in any decision, but just getting another day in court was a victory of sorts for Jonathan Pollard.

    Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987 for spying for Israel, Pollard for years had tried to get a new hearing, arguing that his former counsel was inept and that the...

  • Pollard Lawyers Get Day in Federal Court

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sept. 2 is going to be a big day for Jonathan Pollard: The American Jewish spy is going to get another day in court.

    Pollard's lawyers will have 40 minutes in a federal courtroom to explain why they should be permitted to continue efforts to rescind the life sentence he received 18...

  • Hamas and the Triple Standard

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to Israel's fight against Hamas, a triple standard seems at work.

    Israel is now completely at war with Palestinian terror groups, no less than America is at war with Al Qaeda worldwide and Saddam loyalists in Iraq. Hence, Israel must escalate its rules of engagement,...

  • Hamas and the Triple Standard

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to Israel's fight against Hamas, a triple standard seems at work.

    Israel is now completely at war with Palestinian terror groups, no less than America is at war with Al Qaeda worldwide and Saddam loyalists in Iraq. Hence, Israel must escalate its rules of engagement,...

  • Why Jonathan Pollard is Still in Prison

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On January 7, 2002, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived without fanfare at the Federal Correction Center in Butner, North Carolina to visit America's most controversial Jewish prisoner. Now serving his 17th year of incarceration Jonathan Jay Pollard, prisoner...

  • Why Jonathan Pollard is Still in Prison

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On January 7, 2002, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived without fanfare at the Federal Correction Center in Butner, North Carolina to visit America's most controversial Jewish prisoner. Now serving his 17th year of incarceration Jonathan Jay Pollard, prisoner...

  • IBM Response Demanded

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The revelations in my book "IBM and the Holocaust" sprang upon the world Feb. 12. The book documented IBM's strategic business and consultative alliance with Nazi Germany beginning from the first moment of the Hitler regime in 1933 and continuing right into the war.

    It was this...