Menu JTA Search


  • British Embassy Officials, Jewish Representatives, Attend of Herzl’s Grandson

    Capt. Stephen Norman, grandson of Theodor Herzl and a late member of the British commonwealth scientific staff here, who committed suicide on Nov. 26, was buried in Washington today in the Adas Israel cemetery with a Jewish service arranged by the Washington office of the Jewish Agency. The service was attended by representatives of the… More ▸

  • Theresienstadt Deputy Commander Executed for Crimes Against Jews and Czechs

    Wilhelm Schmidt, a former deputy commandant at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, was executed at Litomerice today shortly after he was convicted on charges of the murder and torture of thousands of Jewish and Czechoslovak prisoners. He was an assistant to Heinrich Joekels who was hanged three weeks ago for similar crimes. The same court found… More ▸

  • Czech Court Trying Commander of Theresienstadt Camp; Jews Testify to Atrocities

    A charge that he was forced to confiscate the rings of Jewish prisoners and later drown them in a swamp was made today by a former prisoner named Hanus at the trial in Litomerice of Heinrich Joeckel, commander of a section of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Other witnesses revealed that Jewish political prisoners were treated… More ▸

  • Nazi Chief of Staff Denies Knowledge of Under of Jews, Challenged by Prosecution

    Col, Gen. Alfred Jodl, former chief of staff of the German High Command, today denied before the International Military Tribunal that he knew of the extermination of Jews by German troops, although the prosecution submitted evidence showing that the Security Police, who carried out the massacres of Jews, operated under the Wehrmacht’s direction. Jodl said… More ▸

  • Nazi Youth Leader Charged at Nuremberg Trial with Deporting 50,000 Jews to Death Camps

    U.S. Prosecutor Thomas Dodd today confronted Baldur von Schirach, former gauleiter of Vienna and one-time Nazi youth leader, with documents proving that he had arranged for the deportation of 50,000 Jews to extermination camps in Poland. Dodd submitted to the International Military Tribunal the minutes of a meeting of Hitler, Hane Frank, then gauleiter of… More ▸

  • 677 Jewish Refugees Arrive Here from Europe on First Post-war Immigrant Ship

    Six-hundred and seventy-seven displaced Jews from Europe arrived here this morning aboard the converted troopship Marine Flasher, after a nine-day trip from Germany. They are the first immigrants to be admitted under President Truman’s directive facilitating immigration of displaced persons. Youngest of the arrivals was five-months old Johanna Koiser, whose parents are natives of Poland…. More ▸