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  • Did Chinese diplomat save thousands of Jews?

    LONDON, Feb. 10 (JTA) — The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is looking into claims that a Chinese diplomat helped thousands of Austrian Jews escape from Nazi Europe. The story surfaced this week when Ho Manli told the story of her father, Ho Fengshan, China’s consul general in Vienna from 1938 to 1940, who died three…

  • British financier linked to Barak scandal

    LONDON, Feb. 9 (JTA) — A leading Jewish fund-raiser in Britain has been linked to the campaign finance scandal plaguing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. At the same time, a charitable foundation in Canada has also been named as being among the foreign-based groups that helped Barak’s election campaign last year. The scandal erupted late…

  • British financier linked to Barak scandal

    LONDON, Feb. 9 (JTA) — A leading Jewish fund-raiser in Britain has been linked to the campaign finance scandal plaguing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. At the same time, a charitable foundation in Canada has also been named as being among the foreign-based groups that helped Barak’s election campaign last year. The scandal erupted late…

  • Isolate Austria, say European Jewish groups

    The world is paying attention to every move Austria makes, with far-right leader Jorg Haider’s party sharing power in a nation that is burdened with a Nazi legacy. Haider says he’s no Nazi, but the European Union, Israel and the United States are paying c

  • Isolate Austria, say European Jewish groups

    The world is paying attention to every move Austria makes, with far-right leader Jorg Haider’s party sharing power in a nation that is burdened with a Nazi legacy. Haider says he’s no Nazi, but the European Union, Israel and the United States are paying c

  • Anti-Semitic utterances thrown back at revisionist

    LONDON, Feb. 7 (JTA) — A racist poem read to a young child has provided the toughest test for a Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar and her publisher for libel. Discussing David Irving’s “utterances both in public and private on the subject” of Jews and blacks, Richard Rampton, scholar Deborah Lipstadt’s…

  • Revisionist rejects evidence of gas chambers

    LONDON, Jan. 27 (JTA) — A Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. historian for libel has dismissed eyewitness accounts, drawings and photographs of Auschwitz gas chambers that showed vents in the roof through which lethal gases were introduced. David Irving, who is suing Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University in…

  • Revelation in British Holocaust trial

    LONDON, Jan. 23 (JTA) — A British Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar in a London court has admitted that the Nazis “systematically” gassed 97,000 Jews in trucks. David Irving, whose trial against Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Emory University in Atlanta, is now entering its third week, said last week that…

  • Alleged Nazi living in Britain dies at 78

    LONDON, Jan. 24 (JTA) — A man who allegedly killed inmates at the Mauthausen concentration camp has died at the age of 78, just days after a British group called for an investigation into his wartime activities. The Slovakian-born Alexander Schweidler, who was living in the English town of Milton Keynes, was alleged to have…

  • Holocaust revisionist says his name is ‘blackened

    LONDON, Jan. 18 (JTA) — There is scarcely a dull moment these days in London’s Royal Courts of Justice, where a Holocaust revisionist is engaged in a landmark libel case against a U.S. Holocaust scholar. The latest twist came when David Irving announced to the court, just settling in for a protracted three-month trial, that…