An Israeli traveling in a Bulgarian town was shocked to find gift shop mugs with swastikas and Hitler’s picture.
By Michal Margalit
An Israeli traveling in Bulgaria was shocked to find mugs carrying the picture of Adolf Hitler and decorated with swastikas in a souvenir shop in a ski resort. She later realized the shop was not only one carrying the Nazi paraphernalia, and found similar trinkets in other shops on the same street.
Mugs on sale in Bulgarian store – Photo: Janna Kushnir
On the final day of their five-day trip, the mother and son entered a gift shop in the town’s main street and were surprised to find the mugs with swastikas and Hitler’s picture offered for sale, stacked near cosmetic items and various trinkets. Continue Reading »
Oscar-winning film director, writer and producer Steven Spielberg stressed on Monday the importance of gathering testimony to horrors such as the Holocaust in order to create awareness and preventative measures for the future.
Spielberg speaks at the General Assembly hall of the United Nations headquarters in New York, January 27, 2014. – Photo: Reuters
“Mass graves don’t have to open up before we act,” Spielberg said in the keynotes address of a special UN General Assembly session marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Continue Reading »
Deputy FM Zeev Elkin urges Germany to donate all Jewish-owned art from a trove discovered in Munich in 2012 to Jewish or Israeli museums if owners or heirs can’t be found.
Jerusalem asks to join German investigation into the discovery of 1,400 works of art seized by the Nazis.
By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin has urged Germany to give any Jewish-owned art from a trove discovered in Munich to Jewish or Israeli museums if heirs are not found.
Otto Griebel’s “Kind am Tisch” (“Child at a table”), which was among the more than 1,400 works of art seized by German authorities in a Munich apartment in February 2012 – Photo: AP
He said Israel has requested to join the German investigation into the roughly 1,400 artworks found in the apartment of a reclusive Munich collector last year. Continue Reading »
Interview reveals Germany refuses to return all the looted works, publicize what was found or maintain transparency.
By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
A granddaughter of German painter Otto Dix, a few of whose works were discovered in the vast trove of Nazi-looted art stashed in a Munich flat, has called Germany’s approach to the Third Reich’s spoils “scandalous,” AFP reports.
Stolen artwork seized by Nazis – Photo: Reuters
“Germany, generally speaking, has never really addressed the issue of works of art seized by the Nazis. It should have done that much earlier, soon after the war,” Nana Dix told AFP in a telephone interview from her Munich home. Continue Reading »
Newly reported document reveals pieces from the discovered collection in Munich was sold by Hitler’s propaganda minister for a symbolic price. Goebbels reportedly received 4,000 Swiss Francs for some 200 pieces of art.
More details are emerging in the affair of the 1,406 pieces of stolen art found last week in a Munich apartment.
Contract for sale of Jewish-owned artwork by Joseph Goebbels from Bild’s report – Photo: Bild
A document published Sunday by the German paper Bild proved that more than 200 of the pieces in the collection, that are worth nearly a billion dollars, were sold in 1940 to an art dealer named Hildebrand Gurlitt by Joseph Goebbels – Hitler‘s propaganda minister – for only 4,000 Swiss Francs. Continue Reading »
Palestinians hoisted the flag high above the highway between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc for the Jewish travelers to see.
By Arutz Sheva
For at least the second time in five months, Arab residents of Beit Umar in the Palestinian Authority (PA) have placed a Nazi flag over a major thoroughfare where Jews pass in their vehicles.
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Beit Umar is located between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc, not far from Hevron.
Soldiers from the Haruv battalion in Kfir Regiment tried to take down the flag Saturday, but encountered difficulty because it was placed very high up.
A similar event took place at Beit Umar in May, when hundreds of residents of Gush Etzion who drove down Highway 60 were astounded to see an oversized Nazi flag flying next to a mosque in the Arab town.
The Tazpit News Agency posted a photo of a Swastika flag flying high over the Arab village of Beit Ummar, just south of Jerusalem.
Israel’s Tazpit News Agency this morning reported that hundreds of residents of the Gush Etzion area were “astounded” to find a Nazi flag flying next to a mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Ummar. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were notified immediately, claims the report.
Nazi flag flying right near the mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Omar. – Photo: Tazpit News Agency
The flag, as can be seen from the image provided, was found by residents who were driving to Jerusalem on Monday morning. Continue Reading »
The French Protestant group established in 1939 has since become a staunch supporter of ‘Palestinian Rights’ and distances themselves from their honorable past.
A French organization that saved Jews during the Holocaust has declined to attend a commemoration because it was organized by pro-Israel Jews.
The Marseille branch of CIMADE, a French Protestant group established in 1939, declined to attend the region’s main memorial ceremony for Jewish Holocaust victims because of the pro-Israel attitude of CRIF, the umbrella group representing French Jewish communities, which organized the event together with the municipality.
Certificate of Honor
The values that led CIMADE to save Jews make the group “equally committed to oppose the colonial, discriminatory and bellicose policy of Israel with regards to the Palestinians,” CIMADE regional deputies Françoise Rocheteau and Jean-Pierre Cavalie wrote in a letter to the local CRIF branch on Dec. Continue Reading »
Traversing dangerously thin ice, the lightest worker from the municipal cleaning team ventured onto the ice attached to a rope held by his colleagues on the bank.
THE HAGUE, the Netherlands (JTA) — Workers in a Dutch town braved thin ice to remove Nazi symbols etched into the surface of a frozen lake.
The workers first attempted to walk to the area where unidentified persons had carved the Nazi salutation “Sieg Heil!” and swastika into the ice, according to a Jan. 23 report in the AD/Rotterdams Dagblad, a local daily.
The workers quickly left the ice when it began to crack under their weight. Continue Reading »
Polish prosecutors have launched a probe into a Swedish artist’s claims that he used ashes of Holocaust victims mixed into the paint in his artwork.
Polish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a Swedish artist’s claims that he used the ashes of Holocaust victims in his artwork, an official said Tuesday.
The artist, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, claims he stole ashes from a crematorium at Nazi Germany’s Majdanek concentration camp in Poland in 1989 then used them in one of his paintings by mixing them with water.
“The prosecution opened an investigation into this matter Monday,” Beata Syk-Jankowska, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office in Lublin, told AFP. Continue Reading »
Here are the pictures of daily Jewish life during the Holocaust that were hidden in private albums of the Nazi Wehrmacht soldiers for years.
Dariusz Dekiert, a devout Christian from Poland, locates and hands them over to the Jewish, Shem Olam Institute. ‘I see it as rectification,’ he tells Yedioth Ahronoth, a Hebrew language Israeli newspaper
By Yehuda Shohat
Like children their age all over the world in recent decades, these children too stood in front of a photographer, followed his orders and smiled. The result appeared almost routine, but there is nothing routine about this photo.
It is a picture of Jewish children during the Holocaust. Continue Reading »
Massive weapons’ reservoir believed to belong to German imperial army from WWI discovered in Dead Sea due to receding waterline; preserved in near perfect condition thanks to high salt content
By Yoav Zitun
The IDF‘s Combat Engineering Corps will soon uncover another layer of the ‘ancient German bunker’ which was concealed in the northern Dead Searegion.
The Dead Sea’s receding waterline led to the exposure of a massive weapons’ reservoir with thousands of artillery shells, bullets, rifles, guns, mines, explosives and even ancient walkie-talkies which were preserved in near perfect condition thanks to the high salt content in the water. Continue Reading »
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