An official with the World Jewish Congress said the group is making progress in talks with a German bank on claims against it by Holocaust survivors. The talks with Deutsche Bank “have entered a rather constructive phase,” said WJC Executive Director Elan Steinberg. The bank is facing a class-action lawsuit from survivors, who allege it profited from trade in Holocaust victims’ gold. At least one U.S. regulator has called for a delay in the bank’s planned merger with the U.S. firm Bankers Trust until the claims are settled.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.