Yad Vashem Rebukes Israeli and Polish Governments Over Holocaust Law

Yad Vashem Rebukes Israeli and Polish Governments Over Holocaust Law

JERUSALEM — Israel’s official Holocaust memorial heart on Thursday issued a stinging critique of a joint assertion by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers that was meant to resolve a rift between the international locations over a contentious Polish law on the Holocaust. The Polish regulation, which made it unlawful to accuse Poland of complicity […]

Claude Lanzmann, Epic Chronicler of the Holocaust, Dies at 92

Claude Lanzmann, Epic Chronicler of the Holocaust, Dies at 92

Much of the impression of those units was realized within the 5 years Mr. Lanzmann spent enhancing his footage. Before that, he had spent seven years taking pictures, partly as a result of he was 4 years into the mission when, on his first go to to Treblinka, he encountered issues “that forced me to […]

Max Fuchs, G.I. Cantor in Historic Battlefield Service, Is Dead at 96

Max Fuchs, G.I. Cantor in Historic Battlefield Service, Is Dead at 96

The American Jewish Committee had made the service attainable, finding Sidney Lefkowitz, an Army corps chaplain, to preside. The division had no cantor on the time, so Private Fuchs volunteered to fill the position. “Since I was the only one who could do it, I tried my best,” he informed The Times. Charlotte Bonelli, the […]

French and Swiss Museums to Share a Cézanne With a Murky Past

French and Swiss Museums to Share a Cézanne With a Murky Past

The household of Paul Cézanne and the museum in Switzerland that holds the controversial artwork assortment of Cornelius Gurlitt have settled a dispute over the possession of an impressive panorama by the artist, “Montagne Sainte-Victoire,” painted in 1897. The portray is likely one of the most essential of the works bequeathed to the Kunstmuseum Bern […]

‘Merci Madame’: Simone Veil Is Honored With Panthéon Burial

‘Merci Madame’: Simone Veil Is Honored With Panthéon Burial

In 1974, Ms. Veil additionally helped go a legislation that legalized reimbursement for the price of contraception drugs by France’s public well being care system. During her second time period as France’s well being minister, from 1993 to 1995, she launched measures to assist these with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. Following Ms. Veil’s […]

Poland Backtracks on Holocaust Law, but Presses Ahead on Judicial Overhaul

Poland Backtracks on Holocaust Law, however Presses Ahead on Judicial Overhaul

WARSAW — Just a number of months after making it unlawful to accuse the Polish nation of complicity within the Holocaust, Poland moved on Wednesday to defang the controversial regulation by eliminating felony penalties for violators. The United States and different conventional allies had excoriated the Polish authorities over the law, handed in February, condemning […]

Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin Don’t Talk. They Sing.

Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin Don’t Talk. They Sing.

HAMBURG, Germany — Opera and philosophy make unusual bedfellows. The larger-than-life theatricality and emotionalism of Puccini and Verdi don’t precisely lend themselves to clarifying advanced, exact concepts. Yet by coincidence, not one however two new music dramas about main 20th-century thinkers — two German-Jewish intellectuals who fled the Nazis — have their premieres in Germany […]

Was Autism a Nazi Invention?

Was Autism a Nazi Invention?

Sheffer’s account of the “program of systematic child killing” that grew out of this mind-set is chilling. Starting in the summertime of 1939, a Nazi decree mandated that each one physicians, nurses, and midwives report any little one underneath three with psychological or bodily disabilities. Sheffer goes on to clarify: “The children would enter one […]

Massachusetts High School Apologizes After Nazi Quote Is Printed in Yearbook

Massachusetts High School Apologizes After Nazi Quote Is Printed in Yearbook

A Massachusetts highschool pupil captioned his senior picture within the faculty’s yearbook with a quote typically attributed to the Nazi leaders Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler, the college’s principal stated in an apologetic letter to oldsters this week. Hundreds of copies of the yearbook had been printed and distributed to college students at Andover High […]