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Germany’s New Guide for Jewish Travelers

The detailed, downloadable 57-page guidebook is a bid to encourage tourism

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Merkel Receives Israel’s Highest Civilian Honor

German chancellor calls getting the award ‘something of a miracle’

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German Paper Depicts Zuckerberg as Hook-Nosed Octopus

Cartoonist says he’s shocked anyone misread his caricature of Facebook’s CEO

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Germany Arrests Suspected Auschwitz Guards

Three nabbed in investigation of 40 former guards still living in Germany

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If You Want To Combat Hate, Don’t Outlaw Hate Speech—Counter It With Better Ideas

Europe’s approach to banning expression lets people feel good but does nothing to eradicate racism

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‘Generation War’ Shows Nazi Mass Killers With Love in Their Hearts

A blockbuster German TV miniseries, now showing in U.S. theaters, aims to depict what the war was like for average citizens

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Brawl Exposes Berlin Jewish Community’s Rifts

Escalating cultural and financial tensions divide the community

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A Reluctant Jew in Post-Holocaust Germany

Yascha Mounk’s entertaining new memoir sheds light on postwar history and current German politics

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Germans Want To Put the Holocaust Behind Them. One Citizen Says, ‘Not So Fast.’

Yascha Mounk talks about growing up in a place where people fetishized, reviled, or resented him simply for being born a Jew

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San Francisco Federation Chief Resigns; Woody’s Family Tree

Plus new fiction from Nicole Krauss, and more in the news

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German Town Revokes Hitler’s Citizenship

Opponents argue that it is a distortion of history

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Germany to Stop Monitoring Scientology

Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations

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Famous Jewish Poster Collection Up For Auction

Confiscated by the Nazis in 1938, Hans Sachs’ recovered collection is for sale

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Why the Germans Haven’t Returned $1 Billion Worth of Nazi-Looted Paintings

Munich authorities seem more interested in protecting an art dealer than in returning stolen works to their rightful heirs

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Tel Aviv Prosecutor Targeted in Car Bomb; El Bloombito’s Exit Interview

Plus Kerry extends his Middle East trip, and more in the news

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Uncovering My Family’s History—or a Clever Scam—75 Years After Kristallnacht

A woman in Germany claimed to have photos that could solve a mystery about my great-uncle’s death. But was she telling the truth?

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German Spa Sorry About That Kristallnacht Deal

Offered ‘long, romantic Kristallnacht’ on the 75th anniversary of the pogrom

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Merkel Says Friends Don’t Spy on Friends

Expresses anger at possibility U.S. monitored her communications

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Let’s All Be Juden: Germany’s Hip New Jew-Pop Revival

A wave of American-influenced pop artists rethinks the Holocaust, Israelis, and shtetl stereotypes

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Do Your Favorite Gummy Bears Have a Nazi Past?

Questions you never thought you’d have to ask

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Jewish Heirs Lay Claim to German Treasure

Say $200 million Guelph Treasure was sold under duress in 1935

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Germany to Stop Publishing ‘Der Landser’

After pressure from the Simon Wiesenthal Center

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The Emancipation of Fanny von Arnstein and the Quandaries of German Jewry

Hilde Spiel’s newly re-translated biography of the Austrian aristocrat is a cautionary tale of Jews during the German Enlightenment

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Hitler’s Jews: Max Von Oppenheim and the Myth of German Jewish Guilt

New biographies shed light on the cohort of Germans of Jewish descent who historians have portrayed as having served the Nazis

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The Problem With Wagner Festivals

They lead to naked dancing on the German chancellor’s plane

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Bringing Decent Bagels, and a Sense of Jewish Culinary History, to Berlin

An American expat opened her bakery in the German capital because what locals were doing to bagels was ‘bad for the Jews’

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German Loses Its Longest Word

And the precious debate over Hebrew’s longest word

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Hezbollah’s Safe European Home Funds Terror in the Middle East—and in Europe

Will the call to list the Lebanese group’s military wing as a terrorist organization in the European Union have any effect?

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When Berlin Meant Business

Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.

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The Good Murdoch

Media magnate Axel Springer’s significant, and unheralded, role in repairing German-Jewish relations

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