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  • European Jewish council wants to be included in restitution talks

    RIGA, Latvia, Oct. 11 (JTA) – Europe’s Jewish communities want a voice in the restitution of Holocaust-era assets, the board of the European Council of Jewish Communities resolved at a meeting here. The group’s resolution came in an effort to reverse what it views as American and Israeli domination of the restitution process. In particular,…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Latvian Jews troubled by ‘genocide’ conviction of a former Soviet official

    RIGA, Latvia, Oct. 10 (JTA) – The recent conviction of a Soviet official for “genocide” has many Jews questioning Latvia’s commitment to an honest historical reckoning. Late last month, a court in Riga sentenced Mikhails Farbtuhs, an 83-year-old former member of the Soviet secret police, to seven years in prison for deporting families from Latvia…