is JTA's correspondent for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A former assistant director of the American Jewish Committee's Berlin office, she has also worked as staff writer and editor at the New York Jewish Week. She has won numerous awards from the New York Press Association and the American Jewish Press Association. She has published books on Holocaust history for teen-agers.
May 7, 2013 12:43pm
BERLIN (JTA) — A new production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” opera in Dusseldorf has drawn criticism for staging Nazi atrocities. The opera company apparently is considering modifications, according to reports. At performances over the weekend by the Deutsche Oper am Rhein company at the Dusseldorf Opera House, the audience reacted negatively to scenes featuring the…
April 29, 2013 11:41am
Germany’s worsening economic situation is strengthening the far-right, German actor Christian Berkel, co-patron of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam, told a local newspaper.
April 26, 2013 11:37am
The Jewish community of Dresden is installing its first hometown rabbi since 1938.
April 24, 2013 11:03am
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate issued a letter to Berlin’s Chabad rabbi upholding the importance of a controversial circumcision rite, metzitzah b’peh.
April 19, 2013 11:06am
A Chabad rabbi criticized a rival group for its public disapproval of a circumcision-related ritual currently under investigation in Germany.
April 15, 2013 3:49pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive a top award from Europe’s mainstream Orthodox rabbinic body.
April 14, 2013 10:43am
An archaeologist who said anti-Semitism fueled opposition to the opening of a Jewish museum in Cologne filed an injunction to stop his demotion.
April 12, 2013 1:19pm
Berlin’s district attorney is investigating complaints about a circumcision in the German capital involving the controversial metzizah b’peh ritual.
April 7, 2013 5:34pm
A Nazi crimes agency in Germany will launch an investigation of 50 alleged former Auschwitz guards living in the country.
April 3, 2013 3:25pm
JTA’s Berlin correspondent recalls her French cousin’s story of Holocaust survival toiling in a Siemens work unit and his longtime effort to have the company opens its wartime archive.