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August 6, 1995
Stephen Roth, 79, longtime director of the Institute of Jewish Affairs who set standards for monitoring anti-Semitism and racism, died in London July 27. A Hungarian native, He was one of the leaders of the Jewish underground when the Nazis occupied Hungary in 1944. He was captured and tortured by the Nazis and narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz. After the war, he headed the World Jewish Congress offices in Britain until 1966. He then persuaded the World Jewish Congress to revive the Institute for Jewish Affairs, which had been founded in 1941 in New York and had lapsed after the war.Rep.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff | April 16, 2000
Think how much safer the 20th century might have been if only Adolph Hitler had been accepted into a Viennese art institute. As it was, millions of innocent people were murdered. Less well- known, however, is that Der Fuehrer played out his unrealized artistic expression by engineering one of the most extensive art heists in history. By some estimates, between the years 1933 and 1945, the Nazis stole or extorted more than 600,000 pieces of art, including paintings by Rembrandt, Matisse, Gauguin and Picasso.
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By Paul L. Montgomery and Paul L. Montgomery,New York Times News Service | July 8, 1992
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Describing Zionism for the first time as a "liberation movement," the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson brought a message of reconciliation yesterday to a conference of the World Jewish Congress.Leaders of Jewish groups said later that the speech could lead to a rejuvenation of political cooperation between black Americans and American Jews.Mr. Jackson went further than before in affirming the right of Israel to exist, delegates said. While not abandoning his support of Palestinian rights, Mr. Jackson said the victory of Yitzhak Rabin's Labor Party in the Israeli elections last month was "a breath of fresh air for peace and security for Israel."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 30, 1999
GENEVA -- A campaign began yesterday to inform victims of Nazi persecution how to claim compensation from a $1.25 billion fund set up by two Swiss banks.People can apply even if they or their relatives never had a Swiss account. A full-page advertisement ordered by a U.S. court is being published in 500 newspapers and magazines in 40 countries.Toll-free numbers and a World Wide Web site in seven languages, including Yiddish, have been set up, said the World Jewish Congress, which, with a panel of lawyers, oversees the effort.
NEWS
January 10, 1997
THE DISPUTE between Switzerland and the world Jewish community over assets placed by desperate European Jews in Swiss banks between 1934 and 1946 will not be resolved overnight. Also, it will not go away. A spat over temporary measures does not solve much.Last year, the Swiss Bankers Association and the World Jewish Congress agreed to an inquiry by an international committee chaired by former U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker. This panel employs auditors, who have been promised "unfettered access to relevant Swiss bank files and personnel."
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 30, 1999
GENEVA -- A campaign began yesterday to inform victims of Nazi persecution how to claim compensation from a $1.25 billion fund set up by two Swiss banks.People can apply even if they or their relatives never had a Swiss account. A full-page advertisement ordered by a U.S. court is being published in 500 newspapers and magazines in 40 countries.Toll-free numbers and a World Wide Web site in seven languages, including Yiddish, have been set up, said the World Jewish Congress, which, with a panel of lawyers, oversees the effort.
NEWS
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | December 22, 1992
BERLIN -- Ignatz Bubis, the leader of the German Jewish community, will bring a "more or less" hopeful message today to a World Jewish Congress meeting in New York called to discuss what can be done to combat racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe."
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 11, 1996
LONDON -- Victorious Allied powers came up against a fierce foe at the end of World War II: Swiss bankers.The British government said yesterday that Switzerland turned over only a fraction of the hundreds of millions of dollars in gold plunder the Nazis deposited in Swiss bank vaults during the war.The British Foreign Office report said Switzerland paid about $60 million in 1946 to settle Allied claims on the Nazi gold, believed to have been taken from...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff | April 16, 2000
Think how much safer the 20th century might have been if only Adolph Hitler had been accepted into a Viennese art institute. As it was, millions of innocent people were murdered. Less well- known, however, is that Der Fuehrer played out his unrealized artistic expression by engineering one of the most extensive art heists in history. By some estimates, between the years 1933 and 1945, the Nazis stole or extorted more than 600,000 pieces of art, including paintings by Rembrandt, Matisse, Gauguin and Picasso.
NEWS
By Hans Knight and Hans Knight,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 1997
"Hitler's Silent Partners," by Isabel Vincent. Morrow. 337 pages. $25.By now, few people who have scanned the news reports will be shocked to learn that Switzerland's "neutral role" role in World War II was less immaculate than the snows of Matterhorn. The evidence dug up by American Jewish and non-Jewish agencies in the past few years shows beyond reasonable doubt that between the early 1930s and the Allied victory, Switzerland or, more specifically, its secrecy-shrouded banks happily opened the vaults to billions of dollars worth of smelted gold and other assets the Nazis had stolen from their Jewish victims.
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By Hans Knight and Hans Knight,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 1997
"Hitler's Silent Partners," by Isabel Vincent. Morrow. 337 pages. $25.By now, few people who have scanned the news reports will be shocked to learn that Switzerland's "neutral role" role in World War II was less immaculate than the snows of Matterhorn. The evidence dug up by American Jewish and non-Jewish agencies in the past few years shows beyond reasonable doubt that between the early 1930s and the Allied victory, Switzerland or, more specifically, its secrecy-shrouded banks happily opened the vaults to billions of dollars worth of smelted gold and other assets the Nazis had stolen from their Jewish victims.
NEWS
January 10, 1997
THE DISPUTE between Switzerland and the world Jewish community over assets placed by desperate European Jews in Swiss banks between 1934 and 1946 will not be resolved overnight. Also, it will not go away. A spat over temporary measures does not solve much.Last year, the Swiss Bankers Association and the World Jewish Congress agreed to an inquiry by an international committee chaired by former U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker. This panel employs auditors, who have been promised "unfettered access to relevant Swiss bank files and personnel."
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 11, 1996
LONDON -- Victorious Allied powers came up against a fierce foe at the end of World War II: Swiss bankers.The British government said yesterday that Switzerland turned over only a fraction of the hundreds of millions of dollars in gold plunder the Nazis deposited in Swiss bank vaults during the war.The British Foreign Office report said Switzerland paid about $60 million in 1946 to settle Allied claims on the Nazi gold, believed to have been taken from...
NEWS
August 6, 1995
Stephen Roth, 79, longtime director of the Institute of Jewish Affairs who set standards for monitoring anti-Semitism and racism, died in London July 27. A Hungarian native, He was one of the leaders of the Jewish underground when the Nazis occupied Hungary in 1944. He was captured and tortured by the Nazis and narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz. After the war, he headed the World Jewish Congress offices in Britain until 1966. He then persuaded the World Jewish Congress to revive the Institute for Jewish Affairs, which had been founded in 1941 in New York and had lapsed after the war.Rep.
NEWS
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | December 22, 1992
BERLIN -- Ignatz Bubis, the leader of the German Jewish community, will bring a "more or less" hopeful message today to a World Jewish Congress meeting in New York called to discuss what can be done to combat racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe."
NEWS
By Paul L. Montgomery and Paul L. Montgomery,New York Times News Service | July 8, 1992
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Describing Zionism for the first time as a "liberation movement," the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson brought a message of reconciliation yesterday to a conference of the World Jewish Congress.Leaders of Jewish groups said later that the speech could lead to a rejuvenation of political cooperation between black Americans and American Jews.Mr. Jackson went further than before in affirming the right of Israel to exist, delegates said. While not abandoning his support of Palestinian rights, Mr. Jackson said the victory of Yitzhak Rabin's Labor Party in the Israeli elections last month was "a breath of fresh air for peace and security for Israel."
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 6, 1999
NEW YORK -- Deutsche Bank AG's takeover of Bankers Trust Corp. should be allowed to proceed because the German bank has made progress in negotiating Holocaust-related claims, New York City's top financial officer said yesterday.New York City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi previously asked U.S. and New York state regulators to delay approval of the purchase until Deutsche Bank resolved the claims.While a final settlement on Holocaust-related claims has not been reached, Hevesi changed his position after learning of progress in talks in letters received yesterday from Deutsche Bank Chairman Rolf Breuer and World Jewish Congress Secretary General Israel Singer, and from presentations made last month by other parties involved in negotiations.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | March 13, 1994
NEW YORK -- The Justice Department report that led to the barring of Kurt Waldheim from the United States will be released for the first time this week.The report cites Nazi documents indicating that the former United Nations secretary-general "assisted or participated in" the deportation, mistreatment, and execution of civilians and Allied soldiers in World War II.L A Justice Department spokesman, John Russell, said yesterdaythat he could not say why the report by the department's Office of Special Investigations had been ordered withheld by the Bush administration since April 27, 1987.
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