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  • Volunteers save old Jewish recordings

    Volunteers working at an archive in Florida Atlantic University help save Jewish recorded music before it can be discarded.

  • Latvia vows to hunt Nazis, but many skeptical

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (JTA) — Nazi hunters from around the globe are keeping a wary eye on Latvia. While they welcomed Latvia’s announcement that it is committed to investigating suspected Nazi-era war criminals, they are cautioning that they have heard such promises before. Latvia’s announcement came at the end of a two-day conference held last…

  • To deal or not to deal with Austria?

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (JTA) — After years of failing to address the issue of Holocaust restitution, Austria’s new government says it wants to quickly enter negotiations with survivors and Jewish groups to settle outstanding claims. However, some in the Jewish world see this sudden change of heart as an attempt to dampen the criticism of…

  • How to file a Holocaust-era insurance claim

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (JTA) — After nearly two years of work, the international commission seeking to settle unpaid Holocaust-era insurance claims launched a global effort Tuesday to reach out to Jews who may have claims against European insurance companies. Lawrence Eagleburger, the former U.S. secretary of state who chairs the International Commission on Holocaust Era…

  • No troops, no money, say lobbyists””

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (JTA) — It appeared as if they were trying to defend the Golan Heights from Room 105 in the Cannon House Office Building. A contingent of at least 100 American Jews and Christians from across the country converged on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to lobby against any U.S. aid to support a…

  • Bush: Nation of Islam is about ‘love

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (JTA) — While many regard the Nation of Islam to be an anti-Semitic group, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush recently had some kind words for the followers of the group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan. When asked by the Fox network’s Tony Snow on Sunday if the Nation of Islam is a faith-based…

  • Germany drops plan that angered slave laborers

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (JTA) — Negotiators trying to hammer out a plan to distribute payments to Nazi-era slave and forced laborers overcame a key sticking point on Tuesday, but talks will continue later this month. At issue during the two days of talks in Washington is a $5.2 million compensation fund being set up by…

  • Religion comes to fore in presidential politics

    The unprecedented discussion about religion in the race for the U.S. presidency has many Jews uncomfortable. Texas Gov. George W. Bush views Jesus as his favorite philosopher and Vice President Al Gore proudly refers to his born-again Christianity. But ot

  • Religion comes to fore in presidential politics

    The unprecedented discussion about religion in the race for the U.S. presidency has many Jews uncomfortable. Texas Gov. George W. Bush views Jesus as his favorite philosopher and Vice President Al Gore proudly refers to his born-again Christianity. But ot

  • Religion comes to fore in presidential politics

    The unprecedented discussion about religion in the race for the U.S. presidency has many Jews uncomfortable. Texas Gov. George W. Bush views Jesus as his favorite philosopher and Vice President Al Gore proudly refers to his born-again Christianity. But ot