Holocaust objects to be displayed at German parliament

An exhibition of Holocaust-era items from the collections of Yad Vashem whose stories are intertwined with Jews from Germany will open in the Bundestag next week, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jerusalem-based Holocaust remembrance center announced Tuesday. The exhibition, titled “Sixteen Objects,” will be inaugurated on Jan. 24 by the Yad Vashem Chairman […]

Menorah from iconic 1931 photograph returns to Germany

A brass menorah from a famous photograph taken during the rise of the Nazis made its way back to Germany for a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in Berlin attended by the country’s president. “This light is a strong societal symbol against hatred,” said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. “Each of us must stand up against every form […]

Secretary at Nazi concentration camp guilty of complicity in over 10,500 killings

The former secretary of the Nazi commander of the Stutthof concentration camp was convicted on Tuesday of complicity in the murders of more than 10,500 people. Irmgard Furchner, 97, who worked as a typist at the camp in the German-annexed Free City of Danzig between 1943 and 1945, received a two-year suspended jail term. While […]

Golden menorah donated by German Christians still looking for a permanent home

Three years ago, a group of devout Christians gifted a golden menorah to Israel to “return the stolen light of the Temple” and to do a partial “tikkun” on the Holocaust. Like the original Menorah in the Tabernacle, the golden menorah has yet to find a permanent home.  In 2018, a group of 12 Christians […]

German Bishop tasked with fighting antisemitism preached anti-Israel ideas

A former German state bishop recently appointed to fight Jew-hatred delivered a sermon in 2017 in which he stated that Israel’s “occupation” of the disputed territories “deforms souls.” “On a meeting trip with members of the Lutheran World Federation to Israel-Palestine in November, we were able to experience how the time of occupation weighs on […]

Berlin shuts down investigation into Abbas Holocaust remarks

The Berlin public prosecutor’s office has decided not to pursue a case against Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas for his Aug. 16 remarks downplaying the Holocaust, German newspaper Bild reported on Tuesday. In a two-page letter made available to the German daily, the public prosecutor’s office said it would not investigate Abbas despite a complaint […]

Israel condemns Tel Aviv conference equating Holocaust with ‘Nakba’

Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday harshly criticized a planned Tel Aviv conference linking the Holocaust and Israel’s War of Independence. The conference, titled, “The Holocaust, the Nakba and the German Culture of Remembrance,” was organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Israel in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv. According to the Rosa Luxemburg website, “Almost […]