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  • Murder mystery of JDC official persists

    After 36 years, new details are emerging about a mysterious murder in Czechoslovakia involving a Jewish official, shadowy deals with Arab agents and the Czech secret police

  • Czech Jew shines on jazz CD

    A new compilation of World War II-era jazz by Fritz Weiss reflects the determination of Czech Jewish musicians in the face of a Nazi ban on "Judeo-Negroid" music.

  • Czech students research Holocaust

    A project encouraging Czech schoolchildren to document the fate of Jews during the World War II has proven so popular that it’s spawning similar projects elsewhere in Europe.

  • Turning Czech shul into museum

    A Czech publisher hopes to turn an aging synagogue into a museum of Czech-German-Jewish history, rather than seeing it converted to commercial use. With prominent supporters but little local Jewish funding, the success of the project is not yet assured.

  • Restitution battle over tennis courts, offices

    Czech Jewish leaders are considering legal action against the Czech government after it opted not to return two properties seized by the Nazis or the former Communist regime. The properties – tennis courts and an administrative building – were

  • Prague shul gets facelift

    Prague’s Smichov Synagogue is being given a new lease on life more than 60 years after it was closed and turned into storage space for goods confiscated by the Nazis from the Jewish community.

  • Germany urged to finish paying slave laborers

    Germany is being pressed to provide full compensation immediately to all Nazi-era slave and forced laborers. Critics say time is of the essence, considering the advanced age of the former laborers.

  • Czech writer reflects on Shoah literature

    A man lauded recently as the Czech Republic’s greatest living author says his Holocaust novels are about two ways of survival: the honest way and the cowardly way.

  • Golem legend springs to life

    One of Prague’s most popular legends sprang to life this month with a series of events celebrating the story of the golem. The centuries-old golem has been given a new lease of life with a joint Czech-Argentine project, “Golem 2002/5763.&#8221

  • Czech teens document Jewish past

    Teen-agers across the Czech Republic have been contributing to the country’s Jewish history by uncovering information about Holocaust victims from their own neighborhoods.