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  • U.S., France secure $60 million for survivors of rail deportations

    December 5, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    The United States and France have tentatively arrived at a $60 million lump sum agreement to settle claims by survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

    The agreement, announced Friday in a conference call with reporters by Stuart Eizenstat, the State...

  • Kenneth Feinberg: The 9/11 mediator who listens

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    When massive tragedy strikes in the United States, when half a dozen or a score or thousands of people are killed in a single incident, when disaster hits a region, Kenneth Feinberg often gets a call.

    The Washington attorney is perhaps best known for his work as the administrator...

  • Holocaust-era property database reaches 2 million records

    February 1, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A searchable database of Holocaust-era property records has reached more than two million records.

    Project HEART-Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the government of Israel, says it is the largest publicly...

  • Holocaust survivors in L.A.  are still struggling

    By Jane Ulman

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Joshua "Joe" Knobler used to go salsa dancing three times a week. He used to play cards with the guys every day. Now, 88, with both his health and finances failing, he sits home all day in his drab one-room apartment in Valley Village watching television.

    "Television is my life," he...

  • Briefs: Holocaust denial resolution goes to U.N.; Swiss admit Israel-Syria mediation; Survivors owed

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Holocaust Denial Resolution Goes to U.N.

    The United States presented a resolution condemning Holocaust denial to the United Nations General Assembly. The text, introduced Tuesday in advance of the U.N.-designated International Day of Commemoration for victims of the Holocaust on...

  • Austrian Restitution of Nazi-Era Assets

    By Barry A. Fisher

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Last January, Austria joined Germany and the Swiss banks in signing a Holocaust reparations agreement. Relatively little noticed, the Austrian settlement deserves great recognition. Among its distinctive features is that it permits the return of specific items of property, including...