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Philly Man, 89, Arrested For Nazi-Era Crimes

06/19/2014
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An 89-year-old Philadelphia man, Johann Breyer, was arrested for abetting murder during his time as a Nazi guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

German Man, 93, Charged With Auschwitz Crimes

05/08/2013

 Hans Lipschis, reportedly one of the 10 most wanted Nazis, was arrested in Germany.

Another Lens On The Shoah

04/09/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

In the tiny German village where she grew up, Rivka Weinstein was known as Cathrin. She played in the meadows and prayed in a church.

Elicia Brown

Gertrude Stein: Why Her Fascist Politics Matter

Gertrude Stein’s collaboration with the fascist Vichy government was never a secret.  But, until now, many have simply ignored it; or, to use the critic Frederic Jameson’s phrase, given over to the “innocence of intellectuals.”  Stein’s avid support for Petain, the Nazi collaborator who headed the Vichy government, has often been written off as merely the tragic consequence of many a brilliant artists.  What mattered was her prose, not her politics.

Grassyards and Anti-Grassyards: Notes on The Gunter Grass Affair

In the war waging over Gunter Grass—the Nobel Prize winning German author, teenage Nazi soldier, and author of a poem denouncing Israel’s threats on Iran—it’s hard to tell whose national psyche is more scarred.  In Germany, where Grass, 84, published the poem, translated into English as “What Must Be Said,” the intellectual landscape has been virtual

Depicting Nazi Flag-Draped White House Was ‘Insensitive At Best’

Ami Magazine editor apologizes, says controversial cover was not meant to ‘suggest anything about the present administration.’

01/24/2012
Staff Writer

The editor of Ami Magazine acknowledged in this week’s edition that the cover of last week’s issue depicting the White House draped in Nazi flags with Nazi storm troopers marching in front “was insensitive at best.”

Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter admitted the error in a message at the end of a letter to the editor from Miriam Schlesinger, who wrote that she had read the rabbi’s apology last week in the online edition of The Jewish Week.

Publication’s cover picture of swastika-adorned White House brought readers’ criticism and editor’s apology.

The Nazis and Spielberg: The Coming Storm

Nothing quite gets the public going like a Spielberg movie.  Even if you hate his movies (not that I do), it's hard to avoid the excitement they engender. Especially come Christmas.  This year, Spielberg's big holiday release, you may have heard, is "The Adventures of Tintin," an animated 3D film about the legendary children's book.  And this year, I'm predicting a minor controversy about it.

Window Opening On Nazi Prosecutions

Following Demjanjuk verdict, Germany to reopen hundreds of dormant investigations.

10/11/2011
Staff Writer

In the years since the Holocaust, fears have increased that the window of opportunity to bring Nazi war criminals to justice is closing — perpetrators and witnesses are dying, and many countries’ political will to bring charges against old men and women is diminishing.

Last week, the window opened a little.

John Demjanjuk, whose war crimes conviction in Israel.

Is Kanye West a Philo-Semite?

The easy thing to do after Kanye West's poorly chosen words this weekend--in which he likened the noxious stares he gets these days to ones people might give Hitler--is to ask for an apology.  No word yet on whether any Jewish groups are asking for one, but my bet is that it's in the offing.  But perhaps a better thing to do is to ask: are his comments a reflection of philo-semitism?  

Accused Nazi Dies Before Denaturalization Trial

02/01/2011

(JTA) — A retiree living near Seattle, Wash., accused of committing genocide and other crimes as a Nazi officer during World War II died a month before his denaturalization trial.

Peter Egner, 88, died last week in an assisted-living community in Bellevue, Reuters reported Monday, citing a facility representative who did not give her name.

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