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  • Checks worth half a billion dollars found at Western Wall

    December 20, 2012 | 9:57 am

    A worshipper at the Western Wall found an envelope with 507 open checks worth about half a billion dollars.

    The checks, most worth $1 million and originating from countries around the world, were signed but not made out to anybody. The majority of the checks came from Nigeria,...

  • Holocaust Deja Vu

    By Karen Alexander

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Dora Apsan Sorell could have really used the $3,043 she received from the German government last summer. The check was meant to compensate Sorell for her slave labor during the Holocaust.

    But the 83-year-old Auschwitz survivor and retired doctor who lives in...

  • Fund for Survivors

    By Tom Tugend

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A foundation to aid needy Holocaust survivors in California, funded through a $4.2-million check from three Dutch insurance companies, was formally established last week by state officials, Jewish organizations and survivors.

    The California Humanitarian Foundation for Holocaust...