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Jewish Groups Laud First Steps to Return Nazi-Looted Art

By Jspace Staff on 11/13/2013 at 1:05 PM

Categories: Europe, History, Art

Jewish Groups Laud First Steps to Return Nazi-Looted Art

Jewish groups are lauding German efforts to find the rightful owners of a trove of Nazi-looted art in Munich. The collection, worth more than $1 billion, made headlines last week after the public was made aware of its existence. The pieces were discovered three years ago in a private apartment, following an investigation into the flat’s resident, but have only recently been made public knowledge. The works, which include paintings by Matisse and Chagall, were reportedly stolen from Jewish owners in World …More

Billions of Dollars Worth of Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich

By Jspace Staff on 11/4/2013 at 1:01 PM

Categories: Art, Europe

Billions of Dollars Worth of Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich

A trove of Nazi-looted artwork was recently discovered in a private Munich residence, a cache totaling billions of dollars in worth. The 1,500 pieces were found hidden in the home of an elderly man who was the son of an art collector. The man reportedly sold some of the pieces to pay for his everyday expenses. Among the collection were pieces by Picasso, Chagall and Matisse. The pieces are said to have been taken from Jewish owners during World War II. Officials are already trying to determine how some of the …More

Holocaust Memorial App Launches in Germany

From JTA on 10/29/2013 at 1:43 PM

Categories: Europe, Science & Technology, History

Holocaust Memorial App Launches in Germany

A virtual Holocaust memorial has been launched to memorialize Jewish victims from Munich. Visitors to the Bavarian capital can now see the biographies of hundreds of Jewish victims of the Holocaust as they pass by their former homes, thanks to a new app launched last week called Stolpersteine Muenchen, or Munich Stumbling Blocks. Martina Bachmann, who is not Jewish, launched the app with business partner Sacha Bertram, who has a Jewish father. Bachmann told JTA that the aim is to create a digital memorial to all …More

Bavarian Ministry Unveils Plans for Munich 11 Memorial

From JTA on 9/9/2013 at 10:43 AM

Categories: History, Europe

Bavarian Ministry Unveils Plans for Munich 11 Memorial

Plans for a memorial in Munich to the 11 Israelis and a German police officer murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics there were unveiled. The Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs announced the plans for the memorial during a news conference last week. The announcement took place the day before a ceremony in Israel marking the 41st anniversary of the attack by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. The planned hall of remembrance is slated to be built near the site that housed the games and …More

Argentinian Athletes Commemorate AMIA Bombing at Maccabiah Games

From JTA on 7/23/2013 at 2:51 PM

Categories: Israel, Sports

Argentinian Athletes Commemorate AMIA Bombing at Maccabiah Games

American, Canadian, Australian, Russian and British athletes started filing out of a Jerusalem hotel lobby last Thursday to buses that would transport them to the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games. They paid little mind to the semicircle of older people forming around a table. A man lit two memorial candles and uttered a few words in Spanish. Within five minutes, the short ceremony had concluded. Those in the semicircle—Argentinian tennis players in the master’s division—were …More

Champion Bayern Munich Has Strong Jewish Roots

By Jspace Staff on 5/29/2013 at 2:02 PM

Categories: History, Europe, Sports

Champion Bayern Munich Has Strong Jewish Roots

Bayern Munich was crowned as European Champion Saturday, another title for the German club considered as the best in the world. But the team is also known for something else – survival, and Jewish roots. During the years leading up to the second World War, Bayern developed a strong tradition of having senior administrators, sponsors, fans and coaches that were Jewish. That alone made the club and its leaders targets of the Nazis, who were determined to erase any sign of Jewish success or positivity. Bayern …More

Historic Munich Synagogue to be Renovated

From JTA on 1/11/2013 at 12:14 PM

Categories: Judaism, Europe

Historic Munich Synagogue to be Renovated

A historic synagogue in Munich will get a shot in the arm thanks to efforts by a local Jewish cultural activist with help from the German city. Rachel Salamander, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, formally announced plans on Tuesday to renovate the Reichenbachstrasse Synagogue, which has fallen into disuse since the Jewish community dedicated the Ohel Jakob synagogue in the center of Munich in 2006. Architect Christoph Sattler, a founding member of the Association for the Reichenbachstrasse Synagogue, told …More

Ankie Spitzer Has Harsh Words At Munich 11 Ceremony (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 9/6/2012 at 1:14 PM

Categories: History, Europe, Israel

Ankie Spitzer spoke at a memorial in Germany yesterday, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre. Spitzer is the widow of Andre Spitzer, one of the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic games. The tragedy was marked with a ceremony at the Furstenfeldbruck airfield in Munich, where the final showdown between German police and the terrorists took place four decades ago. In her remarks, Spitzer criticized the International Olympic Committee, which refused to …More

40th Anniversary of Munich Remembered Today

By Jspace Staff on 9/5/2012 at 12:46 PM

Categories: Sports, Israel, History

40th Anniversary of Munich Remembered Today

Today marks exactly 40 years since Palestinian terrorists kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. It is an anniversary being marked around the world by news outlets, politicians, Jewish organizations, and individuals who have promised to never forget. In Munich this morning, diplomats including Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom and relatives of the slain attended a ceremony to mark the occasion. Wreaths were laid at the Fuerstenfeldbruck airfield, where the final showdown took …More

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Faces of a Crisis: Declassified Archives Show Incompetencies in Munich Massacre

By Jspace Staff on 9/4/2012 at 6:44 PM

Categories: Politics, History, Israel

September 5th marks exactly four decades since a group of Jewish fencers, weightlifters and coaches was killed in a senseless pursuit of terrorism. The story of the Munich massacre has seeped into the public consciousness—books, films and documentaries have covered the subject at length. Global efforts and advocates like Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano have ensured that the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinians at the ’72 Olympics have not been forgotten. Still, there remains much that is …More

7/5/12 Round Up AM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 7/5/2012 at 10:17 AM

Categories: Round Up, United States, World

7/5/12 Round Up AM Edition

Yohanan Plesner says that all ultra-Orthodox males should complete military or national service to some extent by the time they are 24. [Israel Hayom] Female Jewish singers will come together on July 9 to sing songs of the Sephardic Diaspora. [The Jewish Daily Forward] Why does Raoul Wallenberg’s centennial matter? [The Jewish Press] Americans should be offered more Zionism to keep them Jewish. [ynet] Jews in London remember the Munich massacre while preparing for the Olympics. [The Times of …More

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German Neo-Nazi Helped in Munich 11 Murders

From JTA on 6/18/2012 at 5:12 PM

Categories: Israel, Sports, World

German Neo-Nazi Helped in Munich 11 Murders

German neo-Nazis helped the Palestinian Black September group kill 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, according to German documents. The connection between neo-Nazi activist Willi Pohl and Palestinian terrorist Abu Daoud was published Sunday in the German weekly Der Spiegel. The report was based on a 2,000-page file compiled by Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Pohl helped Abu Daoud procure fake identification, including passports and other documents, according …More