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Is Pudu Pudu Nazi pudding? How Dr. Oetker came to terms with its past

Posted on April 27, 2021

When Max Goldblatt noticed a high-end pudding shop opening in L.A.’s uber-hip Silverlake neighborhood, he had a few questions. For one thing, a high-end pudding shop? Also, did that sign in the window really say: “Since 1894” ? “In this neighborhood, you see signs on bars and restaurants that brag, ‘Since 2011,’” Goldblatt, a seven-year Silverlake resident, Continue Reading »

A 1998 Spielberg-produced Holocaust documentary will be streamed on Netflix

Posted on April 24, 2021

(JTA) — An Oscar-winning documentary about the experience of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust that was produced by Steven Spielberg will be made available for streaming on Netflix. “The Last Days” will be remastered from the original 35 mm film before its streaming release on May 19. The documentary, which won the Academy Award for Continue Reading »

Museum opens at one of Holland’s most infamous Nazi camps

Posted on April 23, 2021

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte inaugurated a museum on the former grounds of one of the Netherlands’ most infamous Nazi camps 80 years after its construction. National Monument Camp Amersfoort is a large, underground and dark space dominated by the portraits and personal stories of about 47,000 people who were imprisoned at the facility in Continue Reading »

Germany won’t prosecute 95-year-old former concentration camp guard deported from US

Posted on April 23, 2021

(JTA) — German prosecutors said they had insufficient evidence to prosecute a 95-year-old man who was deported from the United States on suspicion of involvement in Nazi war crimes. The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Celle, in northern Germany, dropped all charges last month against Friedrich Karl Berger, who was deported in February, Der Spiegel reported. A U.S. Immigration Continue Reading »

Oscar-nominated filmmakers to produce documentary on French Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld

Posted on April 21, 2021

(JTA) — Two of the world’s most famous Nazi hunters, Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, are getting the documentary treatment. Alexander Nanau, a Romanian filmmaker whose documentary “Collective” is up for both best documentary and best foreign film at this year’s Oscars on Sunday, will executive produce a film about the Klarsfelds, who have exposed Nazis Continue Reading »

Dutch museum will pay $240K to owners of Nazi-looted painting it won’t return

Posted on April 21, 2021

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A Dutch museum will compensate the rightful owners of a Nazi-looted painting the government said it could keep because displaying it would benefit the public interest. Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle has agreed to give $240,000 to the descendants of Jewish Holocaust victims who under duress sold the 1635 painting “Christ and Continue Reading »

Polish Jewish leader quits Auschwitz museum board over right-wing politician’s appointment

Posted on April 15, 2021

(JTA) — A Polish right-wing politician has been appointed to a board of the Auschwitz state museum, leading to a Jewish member’s resignation on Wednesday amid claims of politicization. Stanisław Krajewski said he would be leaving the International Auschwitz Council over the nomination of the Law and Justice party’s Beata Szydlo, Onet reported.

Growing up in Anne Frank’s shadow, my kids have known about the Holocaust since before they could speak

Posted on April 11, 2021

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — On a country road steeped in spring blossom, the 5-year-old in the backseat asked a question that sent shivers down our spines. “Did the farmer plant those trees around his house because his family’s Jewish?” he asked us, his parents, pointing at a farmhouse we passed along the way. I knew immediately Continue Reading »

Antony Blinken in Holocaust Day speech recalls past State Department obstruction of bids to save Jews

Posted on April 11, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations are by their nature calls for accountability for atrocities past and present. Antony Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, used the occasion to take his own department to task for its neglect of Jews during the Nazi era, and to call for action on behalf of the persecuted Continue Reading »

Top Nazi official who spied for US was allowed to avoid trial until his death in 1975

Posted on April 8, 2021

(JTA) — A top Austrian Nazi who was responsible for the murder of thousands of Jews avoided prosecution until his death in 1975 because he spied for the West, The New York Times reported. Franz Josef Huber, a top Gestapo officer serving in Vienna who helped Adolf Eichmann round up and murder the Jews of Central Continue Reading »

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