(JTA) – A 91-year-old woman alleged to have been a Nazi SS member working in Auschwitz has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder. [Read more…]
(JTA) – A German court is waiting for medical clearance before trying a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. [Read more…]
(JTA) – A German politician has backpedaled on remarks comparing Israel’s security fence to the Berlin Wall. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Anti-Semitic slurs directed against a Jewish soccer team sparked a brawl between two Berlin amateur squads, according to the Jewish team, but police said witnesses related that there were also anti-Muslim insults. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Iran says it will not allow Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim to perform at a Tehran concert. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Israeli-Argentinean conductor Daniel Barenboim is negotiating with Iran to conduct a concert of a top German orchestra in the Iranian capital of Tehran. [Read more…]
BERLIN (JTA) — Unknown vandals defaced a famous mural on remnants of the Berlin Wall with anti-Semitic graffiti. [Read more…]
BERLIN (JTA) – Seventy-nine summers after Marty Glickman’s Olympics uniform was rendered as useless as a jilted bride’s wedding dress, his daughter Nancy wore the same uniform to light the cauldron that officially opened the European Maccabi Games here.
Her late father’s removal from the U.S. track team hours before the 4×100 metre relay in the still-standing stadium across from where the opening ceremony took place Tuesday made Nancy Glickman’s act the dramatic climax of a night replete with symbolism as the games graced German turf for the first time.
The parade of some 2,300 Jewish athletes from 36 nations was a demonstration of the Jewish people’s triumph over attempted annihilation, speaker after speaker intoned during the ceremony. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Munich upheld a ban on small brass street memorials to Holocaust victims but will allow other kinds of memorials. [Read more…]
(JTA) – A renovated museum in Germany devoted to Richard Wagner addresses the 19th-century composer’s anti-Semitism and his family’s ties to Hitler. [Read more…]