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  • Understanding the Holocaust: ‘Why the Germans? Why the Jews?’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 6, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    The Jew-haters among us, as recent headlines out of France and Belgium have reminded us, reach without interruption all the way back to antiquity. Still, the worst-case scenario of genocide in general and the mass murder of Jews in particular is what happened during the Shoah. And...

  • Anti-Semitic voicemail targets far-left Israel group

    By Ryan Torok

    July 28, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    L.A. Jews for Peace – a far-left organization that criticizes Israel’s policies toward Palestinians – has received a voicemail in which members of the organization are referred to as, “Jew traitors, filthy Jew traitors, bastard Jew traitors.”

    L.A. Jews for Peace representative...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Israel of ‘tyranny,’ likens Israeli MP to Hitler

    July 15, 2014 | 8:38 am

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Israel of "terrorizing the region" with its bombardment of Gaza and likened an Israeli politician to Hitler in a broadside likely to further strain fragile relations between the two countries.

    Israel on Tuesday resumed its...

  • Frank Schiller

    By Jane Ulman

    April 23, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    In October 1941, Frank Schiller, his parents, brother and grandmother were ordered to report to Prague’s Exhibition Hall. There, Frank’s parents spent their days filling out documents while Frank and his brother wandered around. At night, they slept on straw mattresses. To Frank,...

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  • Internet tycoon under fire for rare Hitler-signed ‘Mein Kampf’

    March 27, 2014 | 9:34 am

    A German-born Internet tycoon who is fighting extradition from New Zealand to the United States for racketeering is under fire after acknowledging he owns a rare signed copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”

    Kim Dotcom, the founder of MegaUpload, a file-transfer website that U.S....

  • Monuments Men Adjacent, “The Roses Underneath” by C.F. Yetmen

    By Melanie Chartoff

    February 10, 2014 | 9:00 am

    In "The Roses Underneath," a confident first novel by C.F. Yetmen, the details of one German female's wily life skills are forefront against the backdrop of the Allies cataloguing fine art stolen, sold and hidden during the Holocaust.

    Anna struggles to salvage a life for herself...

  • International holocaust day 2014: Holocaust denial - becoming scarily reliable

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 28, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    How positive you are that the Holocaust really occurred? That it is not one big fraud planned by the US and its allies? That the pictures that you see of piles of dead bodies are not just the bodies of Jews who fled to Europe from communist Russia and died from typhus disease? That...

  • In defense of Hitler, by Tila Tequila

    December 10, 2013 | 9:52 am

    If your memory of C-list phenomenon Tila Tequila is hazy at best, the former star of the MTV reality show “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” and, natch, a sex tape, is out to change that. Or — more likely — she’s simply gone off the deep end of a pool nestled deep within the...

  • Berlusconi stresses support for Israel, Jews in wake of Hitler comparison

    November 7, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stressed his support for Israel and Jewish causes after sparking outrage by comparing his family to Jews under Hitler.

    In an excerpt of a book to be released Friday, the eve of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Berlusconi was...

  • Hollywood and Hitler: A book review

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 9, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    It’s rare that a book garners as much pre-publication publicity as has Ben Urwand’s “The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler” (Belknap Press, $26.95). Even more unusual, however, is the backlash that greeted the book now that it is actually available to read.

    “Perhaps I’m...

  • For the record: Hitler did use chemical weapons, Chris Matthews

    August 28, 2013 | 9:52 am

    On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC, Chris Matthews made a declaration about the use of chemical weapons that is raising some hackles. Speaking about Syria, he said:

    If you basically put down a red line and say don’t use chemical weapons, and it’s been enforced in the...

  • ‘Serenade’: Love and liberation

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 21, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    One of the bitter ironies of history is that Hitler and the Nazis loved music but it did nothing to soothe the savage breast of Nazi Germany. A second irony is that the high culture of Western Europe, including its heritage of classical music, featured the compositions and...

  • Quentin Tarantino talks Hitler, Hollywood and his hero Jack Warner [Q&A]

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 8, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    INT: Soho House, West Hollywood. It's 5pm in the dead of summer. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill") meets with Jewish Journal reporter Danielle Berrin (Hollywood Jew) to discuss a provocative new film history book about Hollywood's relationship to Nazi...

  • Hollywood’s deal with The Devil (Hitler)

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 7, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    Many people, Jew and non-Jew alike, have wondered who they might have been during the Holocaust. A righteous gentile like Schindler? A self-serving member of the Judenrat? In other words, a person of courage or cowardice?

    Now, nearly seven decades later,And the era’s...

  • Do You Davven With That Mouth?

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    July 10, 2013 | 9:26 am

    A number of years ago, I attended a rather large gathering of Jews. On Shabbat, I found myself sitting at a table with a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews, including some rabbis, who hailed from Brooklyn.

    Right after motzi, some of them started talking about what we would now call the...

  • Hitler’s Inspiration and Guide: The Native American Holocaust

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    June 18, 2013 | 11:28 am

    While attending the annual Garifuna Film Festival held here in Los Angeles, we watched films about indigenous cultures, and saw the 1985 Academy Award-winning documentary Broken Rainbow, directed by Victoria Mudd, which discusses the history of injustice towards the Native American...

  • Dad who named kids for Nazis wears Nazi regalia to court

    June 4, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    A New Jersey white supremacist who gave his children Nazi-linked names wore full Nazi regalia to a court appearance to request visitation rights.

    Heath Campbell, 40, appeared Monday in Hunterdon County Family Court in Flemington to request visitation rights for the...

  • Does this tea kettle resemble Hitler?

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    May 28, 2013 | 10:28 am

    "Hitler" tea kettle

    Some folks in the Twitterverse seem to think so. If only there was an expert in figuring these things out …

  • Irene Rosenberg

    By Jane Ulman

    May 15, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    “Mommy, I’ll be right back.” Irene Rosenberg — then Irene Grunfeld — said as she was leaving the apartment of her cousin Mancy Weiss, where she and her mother were staying temporarily. It was a Friday afternoon in May 1944, and Irene, who was almost 22, was stepping out to shop for...

  • “A German Life – Against All Odds, Change is Possible” by Bernd Wollschlaeger – Book Recommendation

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 14, 2013 | 6:26 am

    Bernd Wollschlaeger, born in 1958 in the small German town of Bamberg, is the son of a former Nazi tank commander and member of one of the elite units of the Wehrmacht, the Germany army, for which he was awarded the Knight’s Cross personally by Hitler.

    Bernd loved his parents and...

  • Anti-Semitism 2.0: Who are the modern anti-Semites?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 9, 2013 | 12:37 pm

    On Sunday, our national Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel's Channel 2 aired a documentary about modern anti-Semitism. At some point, a man was interviewed, saying that the Jews are to blame for all the troubles of the world, and that "Hitler was too nice." This, like many claims of...

  • Hatred of Jews remains strong, Netanyahu and Peres tell Yom Hashoah rite

    April 8, 2013 | 6:22 am

    The hatred of Jews is still strong more than 70 years after the Holocaust began, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said at the national Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad Vashem.

    "The map of Europe still contains local stains of anti-Semitism," Peres...

  • Dutch researcher who exposed anti-Semitism hid out based on mayor’s advice

    April 4, 2013 | 9:51 am

    A Dutch-Turkish researcher who exposed anti-Semitism among Muslims went into hiding, following the advice of a Dutch mayor.

    Mehmet Sahin left his home for several days last month after being advised by Pauline Krikke, the mayor of the eastern city of Arnhem, according to De...

  • A unique resource, German Holocaust archive reaches out

    April 3, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic weeks at the end of World War Two, he was separated from his mother as she fled with him from Germany to Belgium.

    He grew up in New Zealand with no memory of his early years, unaware the Latvian woman who had...

  • Vienna Philharmonic acknowledges honoring Nazi war criminal

    March 11, 2013 | 6:37 am

    The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler's rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.

    The orchestra, which...

  • Dutch teens’ praise of Hitler requires research, Jewish group says

    February 26, 2013 | 7:23 am

    A Dutch Jewish group has called on Holland’s government to probe anti-Semitism in the country's high schools following the airing of interviews with immigrant pupils who praised the Holocaust and Jew hatred.

    “Anti-Semitic biases seem much more widespread than earlier presumed...

  • Dershowitz says reported contender for papacy is an anti-Semite

    February 18, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Alan Dershowitz wrote in a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald that one of the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI is an anti-Semite.

    Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor and Israel activist, was responding to a list published last week after the resignation of...

  • Rise of Golden Dawn: A presage of doom

    February 11, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece's post-war democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of...

  • ‘Lore’ sees Holocaust through German teen’s eyes

    By Tom Tugend

    February 6, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    To help us grasp the enormity of the Holocaust, we have the testimonies of survivors, of liberators, even of bystanders, but what about the perpetrators and, even more, their children, who grew up worshipping Adolf Hitler?

    “Lore,” the movie, grapples with that complex question...

  • Author Tuvia Tenenbom being probed in Germany for Hitler salute

    February 5, 2013 | 11:39 am

    Israeli-born Jewish author Tuvia Tenebom is under investigation in Germany for raising his arm in the Hitler salute.

    Tenenbom told JTA that he had made the gesture toward a group of 900 neo-Nazis demonstrating in Magdeburg on Jan. 12 in order to make them feel they could talk to...

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