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Germany to Compensate 'Kindertransport' Survivors

They fled Nazis as children

(Newser) - Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the government... More »

Billionaire: America's 1% Facing Hate on Holocaust Level

Tom Perkins fears new Kristallnacht

(Newser) - A billionaire venture capitalist has sparked a furor with a worried letter to the Wall Street Journal . In the brief piece, Tom Perkins notes "the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany (and) its war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American... More »

Kristallnacht Remnants Found Near Berlin

Journalist uncovers wreckage dumped after Nazi assault on Jews in Nov. 1938

(Newser) - Weeks before Jews mark the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, wreckage from the Nazi pogrom against Jews across Germany and Austria has been uncovered. Acting on a tip from a local, an Israeli journalist bills as a “historic discovery” a dump site the size of four football fields near Berlin.... More »

Protesters Thwart Neo-Nazi Rally in Prague

'I don't like these idiots with their shaved heads,' says one

(Newser) - Neo-Nazis marching on the anniversary of the infamous 1938 Nazi pogrom Kristallnacht ran into a wall of more than 1,000 counter-protesters bearing the Star of David in Prague's old Jewish quarter yesterday, the BBC reports. Czech police had earlier detained some of the skinheads, members of the Young Nationalist... More »

Berlin Synagogue Reopens

Country’s largest synagogue survived century of strife

(Newser) - Germany’s largest synagogue has re-opened its doors after a major restoration, welcoming political leaders and Holocaust survivors to its unveiling. Built over 100 years ago, the Berlin temple was burned on Kristallnacht but the structure survived Nazism, Communism and decades of neglect. Architects re-created the original appearance with the... More »

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