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  • Wartime raids haunt Dresden, cradle of German anti-Islam group

    3 weeks ago

    Seventy years have passed since Allied bombing raids killed 25,000 people and laid to waste its Baroque churches and palaces but resentment still lingers in Dresden, providing fertile soil for far-right and anti-Muslim groups.

    Every year on Feb. 13, neo-Nazis from all over Europe...

  • German PEGIDA leader resigns after Hitler pose prompts investigation

    January 22, 2015 | 10:42 am

    The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement PEGIDA resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler, and reports that he called refugees "scumbags," prompted prosecutors to investigate him for inciting hatred.

    Lutz Bachmann, a 41-year-old convicted...

  • Dresden to get first rabbi from city in 75 years

    May 1, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    The Jewish community of Dresden is installing its first hometown rabbi since 1938.

    Alexander Nachama, 29, was to be formally inaugurated last weekend as rabbi of the new synagogue in Dresden, which is in eastern Germany. Dresden’s Semper-Synagogue was destroyed during the...

  • A suit and a story

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 2013 | 10:51 am

    It had been a tough week. The more news I read about the Boston bombing, the less I understood. Who were these young men, full of grievance, using a fresh start in America to maim and kill innocents?

    In the midst of the mess, I decided to finally buy myself a new suit. I have...

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  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

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