The annual dinner here of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, which provides financial aid to more than 600 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, was picketed Tuesday — by Holocaust survivors.
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When the German insurance company Allianz bid for the naming rights to the Meadowlands stadium in 2008, there was such an outcry over the company’s past complicity with the Nazis that the talks were called off.
Hearing this week is latest attempt to allow survivors to press claims in state court; French rail case testimony also heard.
After years of getting the runaround from the German insurance giant Allianz, Herbert Karliner recently learned why he had been unable to collect on his father’s life insurance: the company claims his father cashed in the policy on Nov. 9, 1938 — the day of Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom against Jews.
On that day, Karliner said, his “father’s store was burned down and he was taken from our home to Buchenwald,” a Nazi concentration camp.
(JTA) -- Holocaust survivors are set to picket a golf tournament in South Florida sponsored by the international insurance company Allianz.
The company still owes an estimated $2 billion in unpaid claims to Holocaust survivors, say the protesters, who plan to picket Monday at the Boca Raton course of the $1.8 million Allianz Championship. The survivors also plan to return on the final day of the tournament.