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  • Fox News chief: NPR bosses are Nazis

    November 18, 2010 | 11:32 am

    Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chief, called National Public Radio executives “Nazis” and said “left-wing rabbis” make it difficult to use the term “Holocaust” on air.

    Ailes made the comments in an interview with the Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, who was canvassing recent...

  • Countries agree on rules for restitution

    June 10, 2010 | 12:18 pm

    Some 43 countries have agreed on non-binding rules for the restitution of property seized by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

    The rules were presented Wednesday in Prague by Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer and the U.S. State Department adviser for Holocaust assets Stuart Eizenstat....

  • Calif. Attorney General Joins Fight to Return Paintings Stolen by Nazis

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 25, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has joined a lawsuit to force the Norton Simon Museum to return two 500-year-old paintings to the heir of a Dutch Jewish art dealer.

    At stake are “Adam and Eve,” painted on two wooden panels by 16th century German artist Lucas...

  • Music Banned by Nazis Finds New Life With L.A. Chamber Orchestra

    By Rick Schultz

    March 16, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    If you ask 35-year-old violinist Daniel Hope about his Jewish heritage, make sure you have time. It’s a complicated question.

    “On my mother’s side was an incredibly Orthodox Jewish family that goes back to the first rabbi of Potsdam,” he said during a recent late-night cell...

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  • Neo-Nazi trash on a rabbi’s highway

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    I found this gem last week and tucked it away, only to lose it when my bookmarked stories to blog got pushed by new ones into oblivion. But this story, one of those stranger-than-fiction dispatches, is worth bringing back from the grave. It concerns the Adopt-A-Highway program and...

  • No crime to shout ‘Heil Sharon’ and make Nazi salute

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 26, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    In the United States, one of the few limitations on free speech concerns the use of “fighting words”—“those that by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.” The doctrine comes from Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, a 1942 case in which the...

  • Turning memories of the Holocaust against the Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 5, 2009 | 2:14 pm

    It’s no revelation to readers of this blog that part of the anti-Semites verbal arsenal now includes referring to Jews, specifically Israelis, as Nazis. The Washington Post, in a headline for a column by a former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, calls this “the new...

  • ‘Defiance’ director talks about Jewish power, Hamas and Nazis

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 23, 2009 | 10:57 am

    It’s not something I bring up in polite company, but I often discuss Jewish power—“two words which, by themselves, can be harmless but which together form a verbal missile of hate”—right here on this blog. Why? Well, it’s an important topic, and it’s too easy to stay away from it for...

  • British MP compares Israelis to Nazis

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 18, 2009 | 3:18 am

    Sir Gerald Kaufman, the veteran MP of Britain’s Labour Party, had some astonishing things to say in Parliament the other day. Kaufman is—you guessed it—Jewish. He says that “Israel was borne out of Jewish terrorism,” which is true, and he’s not happy about what he considers to be...

  • Nazi comparisons and Hamas bathrooms

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 5, 2009 | 2:47 pm

    Remember the op-ed in the Arab-American paper Watan that compared Israelis to Nazis? Even before Israel’s war in Gaza, likening Zionists to Nazis has been a preferred tactic of anti-Israel activists, particularly on college campuses.

    The Anti-Defamation League just sent out a news...

  • Lego action figures customized as Nazis and terrorists

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 11, 2008 | 8:21 pm

    Omri Ceren at Mere Rhetoric is on a roll. I mentioned his post about Muslim pilgrims chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” There was also this post from MEMRI about a Palestinian cleric’s instruction to keep fighting jihad against the Jewish “apes and pigs.” But taking...

  • Savage says: U.S. ‘most disgusting country on the earth’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 25, 2008 | 6:54 pm

    I imagine Michael Savage, who in June said the Israeli prime minister was leading his people into the gas chamber, as one of those wind-up dolls, except instead of saying “I love you” and “let’s be friends,” he rants on and on about the end of the world. Even Chicken Little...

  • Darwish: Muslim hatred for Jews worse than Nazis

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 24, 2008 | 12:37 pm

    Nonie Darwish, the ex-Muslim and founder of Arabs for Israel, told the Israel National News that Muslim hatred for Jews is more dangerous and deeply rooted than it was for the Nazis:

    “It isn’t a societal thing, it’s a religious thing,” she said. “It’s intrinsic to their lives...

  • Obama or McCain: American Nazi Party suprises us

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 3, 2008 | 6:15 pm

    It’s unclear just how big a deal campaign endorsements actually are. What is clear is that you’ll give one if you are a big deal. I can’t imagine John McCain and Barack Obama have been clamoring for endorsements from racial supremacists and neo-Nazis, but Esquire spoke with a few of...

  • L.A. sheriff deputy may have tried to castrate wife’s lover

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 1, 2008 | 1:49 am

    Here’s a form of violence you don’t often read about:

    A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly beat, stabbed and may have tried to castrate a young man whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife, according...

  • Nazis and gangbangers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 22, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    Jeffrey Weiss of the Dallas Morning News asks, “How is a rosary like a swastika?

    He attempts to answer his own question:

    Both are religious symbols that have been tainted by association with people from outside the original faith. The swastika has been used by many cultures but is...

  • Dog bites man, neo-Nazis support Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 5, 2008 | 10:49 am

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    It seems in this day and age, even Nazis can be philo-Semites. A very strange story about the Web site launched by a new organization called National Socialists for Israel:

    “Stop the hatred of the Jewish people,” the Web site reads. “The Jews are a healthy, strong nation.”

    The...

  • Exposing the ‘Truth’ of Life at Warsaw

    By Tom Tugend

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Scream the truth at the world, so the world may know all," Dawid Gruber, 19, wrote in his final testament.

    The place was the Warsaw Ghetto, the time August 1942, and Gruber placed his testament with thousands of other papers and documents on daily life under Nazi rule into 10 tin...

  • Hitler and the ‘What If?’ Question

    By Noah Strote

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "The World Hitler Never Made," by Gavriel Rosenfeld (Cambridge University Press, $30).

    In 1979, comedian Al Franken wrote a skit for "Saturday Night Live" called "What if: Überman," featuring Dan Aykroyd as Klaus Kent, a clerk in Hitler's Ministry of Propaganda. Klaus dashes into...

  • Germany Deals With Dark Past on Screen

    By Tom Tugend

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Sixty-seven years ago, on Nov. 9, 1938, Nazi-organized mobs burned and looted thousands of German synagogues and Jewish stores during Kristallnacht, the opening salvo of the coming extermination of European Jewry.

    How are the grandchildren of the perpetrators dealing with this...

  • Spectator - Lessing’s Shots of Liberty

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Erich Lessing received his first camera when he exited the synagogue from his bar mitzvah in Vienna in 1936.

    "There was no idea of taking up photography as a profession," said Lessing, 82, from his house in Austria. "In a good Jewish family in Vienna you would only be a lawyer or a...

  • There’s No Place for Ugly Words on Gaza

    By Joseph Aaron

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The withdrawal of Israeli settlements and settlers from the Gaza Strip will dominate the Jewish summer.

    Now, you can think that's a good idea or a bad one, be for it or against it. All that's fine and in the best tradition of Judaism. What is not fine and what is desecrating Judaism...

  • ‘Cinderella’ Villain Not Such a Bad Guy

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The upcoming "Cinderella Man" chronicles the fall and rise of Depression-era heavyweight champion James Braddock, but the movie is as likely to revive the memory of another title holder, "Jewish" boxer Max Baer.

    In the climactic scene, the movie depicts the 15-round fight in 1935...

  • Tragedy and Triumph Comes Alive for Teens

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    As 14-year-old Lisa Jura said goodbye to her mother at a Vienna train station in 1938, Jura’s mother spoke words that would inspire her for a lifetime: “Hold on to your music. It will be your best friend.”
    Jura didn’t imagine that these words — and how her life came to embody...

  • Shoah Saga Ends in $21.8 Million Award

    By Tom Tugend

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Maria V. Altmann, a tall, animated 89-year-old, found her story splashed on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times on April 14.

    The next morning, she warmly welcomed a visitor to her art-filled redwood bungalow in Cheviot Hills. For the next 80 minutes,...

  • Caricatured Tribute to Artists on ‘List’

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Hitler's List: An Illustrated Guide to 'Degenerates'" by John Minnion. (Checkmate, 2004).

    In the summer of 1937, the Nazi Party opened an exhibition in Munich titled "Great German Art."

    Much of the show's art was culled from Hitler's personal collection -- he had amassed a...

  • Becoming a Nephew

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Today, I am a nephew. Last weekend, the names of more than 3 million persons murdered in the Holocaust were posted on the Internet as part of a searchable database created by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

    Yad Vashem was established in 1950 by an act of the Knesset, the Israeli...

  • Slave Laborers Get Final Claims Check

    By Tom Tugend

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Frieda Moldavan had to wait 60 years, but last week she was finally "compensated" for digging German anti-tank trenches outside Budapest in the bitter winter of 1944.

    Moldavan received a check for slightly more than $3,000 -- the same amount paid to the other 4,325 former Jewish...

  • Centenarian Recalls Steps of Survival

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When she was in her 30s, Hansi Goetter developed a mysterious illness. Although her doctors couldn't determine the cause, they told her she had only a few months to live.

    That was 70 years ago. Last month, Goetter celebrated her 104th birthday in the company of her daughter, Erica...

  • World Briefs

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Was an Offer Made?

    Ariel Sharon denied that his office sought Israeli settlers' agreement to dismantle some illegal West Bank outposts. The denial by Israel's prime minister came after a spokesman for a settlers' group said the group had rejected the offer. Sharon is planning to...

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