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Israeli Museum Launches Looted Holocaust Art Database

From Israeli Museum Launches Looted Holocaust Art Database: Israel’s national museum has launched an Internet catalog of more than 1,000 pieces of art looted by the Nazis to allow Holocaust survivors and their heirs to identify and reclaim property. The pieces include drawings, Judaica items and paintings – several of them worth millions of dollars… Keep Reading

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Obituary: Raul Hilberg

Raul Hilberg, a world-renowned Holocaust scholar, has died from a recurrence of lung cancer, his wife said. He was 81. Hilberg, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Vermont, died Saturday, said his wife, Gwen. Though he had lung cancer, he never smoked, she said. He died with her at his side… Keep Reading

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Obituary: Henri Amouroux

Henri Amouroux, a French historian who testified on behalf of Maurice Papon at his war crimes trial and wrote several books on the Nazi occupation, has died, news reports said Monday. He was 87. Amouroux died Sunday in Normandy, Le Parisien newspaper and France-Info radio reported. No cause of death was given. Amouroux, who served… Keep Reading

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Romanian named ‘righteous gentile’

An heartfelt thank you to the Criveanu family. From Jpost: Yad Vashem on Wednesday posthumously honored a Romanian reserves officer who blocked the deportation of Romanian Jews to Nazi death camps. Theodor Criveanu was inducted into Yad Vashem’s “Righteous Among the Nations” group of non-Jews who rescued Jews from the Nazis. His son, Willie Criveanu,… Keep Reading

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