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Mumbai Jewish centre stormed in 2008 attacks reopens

Mumbai - A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city.

France's 'Death to Jews' hamlet to mull name change

Paris - French authorities will next month consider changing the name of a tiny hamlet near Paris which is officially known as La-Mort-aux-Juifs ("Death to Jews") after a top Jewish group protested.

Jewish group urges name change for French hamlet 'Death to Jews'

Paris - Prominent Jewish group the Simon Wiesenthal Centre has sent a letter to France's interior minister to demand that a tiny hamlet south of Paris called "Death to Jews" be renamed.

France mulls ban on radical Jewish group

Paris - France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel's offensive in Gaza, a source close to the case told AFP on Thursday.

Suspected Jewish Museum gunman charged with terrorist-linked murder

Brussels - A Frenchman suspected of carrying out a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was charged Wednesday with "murder in a terrorist context", the Belgian prosecutor's office said.

Anti-Semitism, violence rise in Europe as Gaza conflict continues

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has sparked anger in cities across Europe, with anti-Semitism seeing a sharp rise, resulting in violent protests, anti-Semitic chants and attacks on Jewish synagogues in some of Europe’s largest cities.

German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate' at pro-Gaza rallies

Berlin - Germany's Jewish community on Monday condemned an "explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews" at a recent string of pro-Palestinian demonstrations in the country.

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' Gaza protests

Sarcelles - France's interior minister on Monday slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting an angry pro-Palestinian crowd against local Jewish businesses.

Pope seeks justice 20 years after attack on Argentine Jews

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis called Friday for justice to be done in the unsolved bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded 300 others two decades ago.

Is Israel losing high ground with murder of Palestinian teen?

Jerusalem - Many Palestinians were outraged when the murders of three Israeli teens became the top story of the day. What about their dead?

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.

Jewish tombs desecrated at Greek cemetery

Thessalon - A dozen tombs have been desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, which was home to the country's largest Jewish community until World War II, police said Friday.

ADL global study finds 1 in 4 adults is anti-Semitic

A first-of-its-kind study of global attitudes toward Jews has revealed that one in four adults, or more than one billion people, harbor anti-Semitic views.

German art hoarder left two 'complementary' wills

Berlin - The late German recluse who hoarded a priceless art trove, some of it suspected Nazi loot, left two wills, a court said Tuesday, adding however that they "complement each other".

French auction house pulls 'Mein Kampf' sale after protests

Paris - French auction house Pierre Bergé & Associés said Wednesday it has withdrawn from sale a rare first edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" following a protest from a Jewish watchdog body.

Belgium bans 'anti-Semitic hatefest'

Brussels - Riot police in Brussels Sunday used water cannon to disperse a crowd defying a ban on a gathering of controversial far-right figures including French comic Dieudonne, which critics called an "anti-Semitic hatefest".

Hungary police oust protestors from WWII monument site

Budapest - Police in Hungary forcibly removed protestors on Tuesday from the site of a planned World War II monument which Jewish critics say glosses over the country's role in the Holocaust.

Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime' of modern era

Ramallah - The mass killing of Jews in the Holocaust was "the most heinous crime" against humanity in the modern era, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday in his strongest remarks yet on the Nazi genocide.

US seeks swift deal with France on SNCF's Nazi past

Washington - The US State Department Wednesday said it hoped to be able to reach a deal quickly with France to compensate victims of French rail firm SNCF for the deportation of Jews in World War II.

Disputed Hungary Holocaust monument sparks fresh protest

Budapest - Several hundred protesters blocked work on a controversial monument in Budapest Tuesday which Jewish critics say glosses over Hungary's active role in the Holocaust.

France's SNCF can bid for US project despite Nazi past

Washington - French rail firm SNCF will be allowed to bid for contracts in the US state of Maryland where lawmakers had threatened to bar it over its Nazi past, sources said Tuesday.

German recluse's 'Nazi art trove' bigger than first thought

Munich - Around another 60 artworks, including pieces by Monet and Renoir, have come to light at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose earlier discovered art hoard is suspected to contain Nazi-looted works.

Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: documentary

London - Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent according to DNA analysis carried out for a British television documentary, the makers said Saturday.

German ready to return Nazi-looted art to Jewish owners

Berlin - An elderly German recluse is prepared to return precious paintings stolen by the Nazis from Jewish families including a priceless Matisse, his spokesman said.Cornelius Gurlitt, 81, had stashed around 1,400 long-lost works by European masters in his Mun...

Ukraine Jews refute Russia's 'neo-Nazi' claims

Kiev - Russia may accuse the protesters who toppled Ukraine's pro-Moscow government of being "fascists" and "neo-Nazis" but the country's Jews insist they have seen no trace of anti-Semitism.

Holocaust haunts French railway's bid for US contracts

Annapolis - Seventy years after the Holocaust, Rosette Goldstein and many fellow Americans are still seeking reparations from French rail firm SNCF for transporting their loved ones to Nazi death camps.Goldstein, now 75, was in Maryland on Monday to testify before...

New Yorker joins legal fray over Nazi art trove

Washington - An elderly New Yorker has joined the legal fray over the ownership of artwork found in a Munich apartment that was allegedly looted by the Nazis during World War II.In a complaint filed Wednesday in US district court in Washington, David Toren asks the...

Germany rejects Greek Jews' Nazi-era reparation claim

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday rejected a fresh Nazi-era reparation claim by a Greek city's Jewish community but offered the group cooperation on future projects."With regard to issues of reparations, there are no new developments and all these questions are ans...

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

London - The world's oldest known Holocaust survivor, the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced.Alice Herz-Sommer, originally from Prague, spent two years of World War II in Czechoslovakia's Terezin concent...

Op-Ed: Clooney’s Monuments Men narrative a work in progress

Munich - The discovery of more art looted by Nazis, almost 70 years after the end of World War II, has made George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” timely.
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Kristallnacht  also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass  was a pogrom or series of attacks a...
Kristallnacht, also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9–10, 1938. Photo: Germans pass broken window of Jewish-owned shop.
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Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp  May/June 1944
Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp, May/June 1944
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The Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
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Dedicative plaque at Perrache train station  Lyon France  in honor of the SNCF railwaymen who died f...
Dedicative plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the SNCF railwaymen who died fighting the Nazis who had invaded France during WWII
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Railways lines at Perrache train station  Lyon France  from which thousands of Jews were deported to...
Railways lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which thousands of Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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Railway lines at Perrache train station  Lyon France  from which many Jews were deported to Nazi dea...
Railway lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which many Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
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The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Plaque at Perrache train station  Lyon France  in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported t...
Plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
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General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
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Jews on a selection ramp at Auschwitz  are shown in this archival photo taken in May 1944
Jews on a selection ramp at Auschwitz, are shown in this archival photo taken in May 1944
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Train to Nazi extermination camps
Train to Nazi extermination camps
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Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
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