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  • Out of jail, self-exiled Jewish author vows to fight Austria fraud conviction

    June 7, 2016 | 12:02 pm

    Stephan Templ, a critic of Austria’s handling of Jewish property, was released from prison after serving eight months following his controversial conviction for fraud on his mother’s application for restitution.

    Templ, 56, left Austria for his home in Prague in the...

  • Austrian prosecutor to review convicted Jewish historian’s discrimination claims

    September 18, 2015 | 11:43 am

    Austria’s economy ministry said it asked prosecutors to examine claims of discriminatory treatment in the trial of a Jewish historian facing prison for omitting his aunt from an application for Holocaust restitution.

    Stephan Templ, the historian, is to report to prison on Sept....

  • Austria will not return Klimt painting to heir of Jewish owners

    March 6, 2015 | 2:27 pm

     An Austrian government advisory board recommended against returning a 112-foot artwork by Gustav Klimt to the heirs of the Jewish art dealer who sold it.

    The panel, which examines claims over works of art looted by the Nazis, unanimously recommended Friday against returning “The...

  • Russian-Jewish author explores breaking rules to get by

    By Rebecca Spence

    February 5, 2015 | 11:32 am

    When Boris Fishman began writing “A Replacement Life,” his award-nominated debut novel about a frustrated writer who forges Holocaust restitution claims for Soviet Jews in Brooklyn, he had no idea that the premise of his work-in-progress was playing out in real time.

    In the fall...

  • Considering future, Claims Conference weighs shutting down vs. Holocaust education

    June 19, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    A special panel tasked with examining the governance and strategic vision of the Claims Conference is recommending that the organization shift its long-term focus to Holocaust education and remembrance, JTA has learned.

    The panel was appointed last year following a scandal...

  • April 25, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2013 | 3:20 am

    The US

    Headline: Kerry pushes economic plan for peace

    To Read: Leon Wieseltier writes about America's obsession with 'Moving on':

    Moving on is of course one of the quintessential expressions of the American spirit, and of the American shallowness. Our religion is the...

  • December 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 10, 2012 | 12:47 am


    Why Obama Will Ignore Israel

    Peter Beinart explains in the Daily Beast why the White House is adopting what one adminstration official calls 'benign neglect'.

    What America won’t do, however, unless events on the ground dramatically change, is appoint a big-name...

  • Behind Restitution

    By Tom Tugend

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    This is the first in a series of articles on Holocaust restitution as The Journal observes the 64th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Nov. 9). The next article will deal with the hands-on work of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a beneficiary agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los...