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In Berlin, a New Beginning

At the European Maccabi Games, an estimated 2,000 Jews convened at the site of the 1936 Olympics for a week of competition, remembrance, and moving on

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Plan For Holocaust Memorial ‘Stumbling Stones’ Takes a Tumble

The Munich City Council continued its ban on Stolpersteine, a vote supported by a local Jewish leader. But plans are in the works for other commemorations.

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How One of the World’s Leading Geneticists Recovered His Family’s Stolen Legacy

Will an art restitution allow Michael Hayden to reconnect with his German roots?

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The Vanished Stumbling Stones of Villingen

A German Holocaust memorial marking Jewish deaths with engraved cobblestones meets resistance in a southern town

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Crimes Against Jews on Rise in Germany

Anti-Semitic offenses climbed over 25% last year

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Władysław Bartoszewski Dies at 93

Former Polish foreign minister, an Auschwitz survivor, masterminded Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews

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Visiting Buchenwald With My Grandfather

I knew I’d feel sad on our trip to Germany. I wasn’t expecting to be so angry.

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German Nobel Laureate Günter Grass Dies at 87

Novelist who reckoned with country’s post-war legacy leaves complex legacy

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‘I Am Very Jewish in Berlin’

Voices from Europe: Talking to young Israelis living in the German capital

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A Flourless Hazelnut Torte for Passover

How my German grandmother’s recipe became my go-to holiday dessert

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Tuvia Tenenbom Is a Weak, Insecure, Blustery Jew

‘Catch the Jew!’ is a shoddy, fantastical answer to Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

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Being Jewish in Germany, Then Switzerland

Voices from Europe: Questions of identity, visibility follow a move to Basel

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The Women Who Came Before Her

In my daughter’s eyes, nose, and spirit, I see her strong, diverse foremothers

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Berlin Exhibit Explores Ritual Circumcision

Jewish Museum shows custom in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian contexts

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Germany’s Jewish Community Elects New Leader

Israeli-born doctor Josef Schuster to helm country’s Central Council of Jews

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The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey

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Germany Voted World’s Favorite Country

Beat out longtime first-place winner the United States in annual index

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German Town Pulls One Over on Neo-Nazis

Turns annual extremist march into a fundraiser for a very good cause

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The Jewish Exiles Return to Germany

Jürgen Habermas recalls philosophers and sociologists of Jewish background as returnees in the early Federal Republic Of Germany

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A German-Jewish Zionist Explains Why Anti-Semitism Is All the Same

Faced with specific pressures in Europe, a writer asks, ‘Would I think and write in a different way if there were no Israel?’

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Three New Synagogues Dedicated Across Europe

German city of Cottbus gets first synagogue since 1938, in a former church

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Reexamining FDR’s Response to Kristallnacht

Ken Burns and others call it impressive, but the truth is less inspiring

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‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Gate Stolen From Dachau

Overnight theft of wrought-iron gate has memorial site rethinking security

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Germany’s Chief Jewish Leader Stepping Down

Dieter Graumann won’t seek second term helming Central Council of Jews

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Museum Tries New Approach to Nazi-Looted Art

German museum hangs painting backwards to raise money to rightfully buy it

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German Teens in Trouble Over Hitler Fan Club

Social media messages proclaiming ‘Sieg Heil’ intercepted by authorities

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Study Probes German Financial Distrust Today

Finds lower stock market activity in areas where Jews were most persecuted

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Rediscovering the First Woman Rabbi

Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she’s being honored.

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The Hollywood Mogul Who Saved My Father’s Life

Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle helped hundreds flee Nazi Germany

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Nazi Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

Oskar Groening, 93, to face trial in Germany for role at Auschwitz

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