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  • Investigation: Canadian officials knew about wartime laundering

    MONTREAL, July 29 (JTA) — A preliminary investigation has revealed that Canadian government officials were aware of wartime moves by the Bank of Canada that, in effect, laundered Nazi gold owned by the central bank of Portugal. The investigation, launched earlier this month by the Bank of Canada, came in response to the release two…

  • Bank of Canada launches probe into reported link with Nazi gold

    MONTREAL, July 15 (JTA) — The Bank of Canada has responded to demands from Jewish groups that it launch an investigation into allegations that it laundered gold looted by the Nazis. The demands came in response to a U.S. intelligence document released last week indicating that the central banks of Switzerland and Portugal may have…

  • Montreal federation survey shows Jews intend to leave

    MONTREAL, Dec. 17 (JTA) — More than one-quarter of Montreal’s Jews expect to leave Quebec within the next five years, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted by the Montreal Federation CJA, comes amid the tense atmosphere surrounding Quebec’s separatist movement. Some of the movement’s leaders have made disparaging remarks about Jews. But the…

  • Canadian newspaper accused of printing anti-Semitic story

    MONTREAL, May 29 (JTA) — Canadian Jewish groups are demanding an apology from a Montreal French daily for a story they claim is anti-Semitic. The article focused on Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrests of Jewish members of a criminal organization, even though most of the group is not Jewish. Wednesday’s story in the newspaper La…

  • U.S. investigator gives Canada tapes of alleged war criminals

    MONTREAL, Dec. 26 (JTA) — An American private investigator has turned over to the Canadian government taped confessions of suspected Nazi war criminals living in Canada. Steven Rambam secretly taped interviews with 58 former Nazis. Seven of them gave full confessions that they had murdered people, including children, during the Holocaust. The 58 individuals were…

  • Canadian Jews urge pursuit of German veterans in Canada

    MONTREAL, Jan. 12 (JTA) — Canadian Jewish leaders have reacted with indignation to reports that some 300 German veterans of World War II who now reside in Canada are receiving pensions from the German government. “Remember these people wore the uniform of, or collaborated with, the most evil regime in humanity which sponsored mass murder…