Menu JTA Search


  • Norway’s Jewish Community is Small but Active

    Although the majority among some 50 Israelis who established themselves here are married to non-Jewish women, the local Jewish community is not troubled by mixed marriages. This view was expressed here by the president of Norway’s Jewish community. Harry Koritzinsky, in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. This, however, might be due to the… More ▸

  • Clemency for Leningrad 11 Urged by French, Danish, Norwegian, Australian Governments

    The French government, which has had serious differences with Israel over the last three years, has emerged in the forefront of European powers urging clemency for two Russian Jews sentenced to death in Leningrad last week. Such an appeal was conveyed by the French Ambassador in Moscow today to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. The… More ▸

  • Appeals Court Orders New Jury Trial for Former Norway Gestapo Chief

    The high court at Baden Baden has handed down a ruling revoking a five-year sentence imposed on former Gestapo chief Helmut Reinhard by a Karlsruhe court and ordering him retried by a jury. Reinhard, former head of the Nazi secret police in Norway, was convicted of having deported more than 500 Norwegian Jews to their… More ▸

  • Joint Israeli-norwegian Ship Firm Set; Assets Total $20, 000, 000

    Establishment of a joint Israeli-Norwegian shipping company, understood to be capitalized at $20,000,000, was reported here today. An eight-man Norwegian delegation of merchant marine executives is expected to arrive here next week for finalization of the plans and the formal signing of contracts. Under the reported plans, the new form will operate two refrigerated vessels… More ▸

  • Bonn Asks Norway to Submit Evidence Against Nazi Who Deported Jews

    West Germany has asked Norway to submit evidence against Helmuth Reichard, wartime Gestapo chief in the Oslo area who has been arrested in Baden Baden, it was reported here today. Some 15 witnesses have reported to Oslo police and numerous documents and testimonials will be sent to the Baden prosecutor. Reichard was considered directly responsible… More ▸

  • ‘shalom’ Owners File $2,350,000 Suit Against Norwegian Company

    Damages of $2,350,000 were sought today by owners of the Israeli liner, the Shalom, from the owners of the Norwegian tanker, the Stolt Dagali, as the aftermath of a Thanksgiving Day collision last year between the two ships off a log-shrouded New Jersey coast. The suit was filed in United States District Court for the… More ▸

  • Diplomats Welcome New Israeli Ship in Belgium; Was Built in Norway

    Diplomats representing Israel and Norway as well as commercial representatives accredited to the European Common Market, joined a large crowd here today in an official welcome to a new Israeli ship, the 9,072-ton fruit carrier Lemon Core, which docked in this port after delivering a cargo of citrus fruit at Rotterdam. The Lemon Core, a… More ▸

  • Israel Delegation Attends Memorial Service for Norwegian Seamen

    An Israeli delegation attended yesterday the memorial service at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Brooklyn for the seamen who lost their lives in the Thanksgiving Day sea disaster off the New Jersey coast. The delegation consisted of Consul General Katriel Katz, Consul Moir Ayalon, Gottlieb Hammer, president of the American Israeli Shipping Company, and Capt…. More ▸

  • Norwegian Minister Sees Time Solving the Arab Refugee Problem

    Olav Gjaervoll, Norway’s Social Affairs Minister, arrived in Israel today after touring the refugee camps in neighboring Arab countries, and said that “time will solve the refugee problem.” He reported that, with the exception of the refugees in the Gaza Strip, residents of the refugee camps were being absorbed into the host countries. His ministry… More ▸

  • Norwegian Award Presented to J.D.C. Director; Lauded for Refugee Work

    The Norwegian Refugee Council plaque was awarded yesterday to Charles H. Jordan, director-general of the Joint Distribution Committee and chairman of the governing board of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies. The award is presented annually to an individual or an organization but it is rarely given to an official of a voluntary organization outside… More ▸