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June 9, 1988
East Germany is prepared to give humanitarian aid to Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and talks are under way to work out details, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The announcement followed remarks earlier this week by West German Jewish leader Heinz Galinski that East Berlin is ready to pay $100 million in compensation.
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July 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
East Germany has reversed its position and agreed to compensate Israel for taking in thousands of refugees from Nazi Germany after World War II, according to a letter from East German Prime Minister Lothar de Maiziere to World Jewish Congress President Edgar Bronfman. Previously, East Germany had agreed to pay reparations to Jewish groups but not to Israel. Negotiations on the amount probably will take place next year after East Germany is united with West Germany, officials said.
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January 26, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
East Germany, reversing a policy in effect since 1952, has agreed in principle to pay reparations to Jewish victims of Nazism, officials of the World Jewish Congress said on Monday. A spokesman for the East German Embassy in Washington confirmed that discussions on reparations are continuing. "I can say that talks are under way between the (East) German Democratic Republic and interested organizations in the United States," embassy press officer Frank Mader said.
NEWS
February 7, 1990 | Reuters
The Jewish councils of both East and West Germany met for the first time Tuesday to discuss the implications of moves toward German unity and ways to ensure the cohesion of their communities. The Central Council of Jews in (West) Germany and the Assn. of Jewish Communities in the GDR (East Germany) met in West Berlin, their first formal conference since the two German states were founded in 1949. West Germany has about 30,000 Jews in its 61 million population.
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February 7, 1990 | Reuters
The Jewish councils of both East and West Germany met for the first time Tuesday to discuss the implications of moves toward German unity and ways to ensure the cohesion of their communities. The Central Council of Jews in (West) Germany and the Assn. of Jewish Communities in the GDR (East Germany) met in West Berlin, their first formal conference since the two German states were founded in 1949. West Germany has about 30,000 Jews in its 61 million population.
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November 25, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The few Jews remaining in East Germany are viewing the tumultuous rush of events here by "laughing with one eye and crying with the other," according to a prominent Jewish community leader. And that German expression--conveying a bittersweet reaction to the fast-moving political and economic changes--is appropriate for several reasons, said Peter Fischer, a sociologist who is secretary of an alliance of East Germany's tiny and far-flung Jewish communities.
NEWS
July 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
East Germany has reversed its position and agreed to compensate Israel for taking in thousands of refugees from Nazi Germany after World War II, according to a letter from East German Prime Minister Lothar de Maiziere to World Jewish Congress President Edgar Bronfman. Previously, East Germany had agreed to pay reparations to Jewish groups but not to Israel. Negotiations on the amount probably will take place next year after East Germany is united with West Germany, officials said.
NEWS
December 2, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The East German Parliament voted overwhelmingly Friday in East Berlin to strip the Communist Party of its monopoly on political power. A handful of members abstained, but the rest of the 500 members agreed by a show of hands to abolish the party's dominant position--a key step demanded by the popular movement for reform.
NEWS
October 18, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
East German President Erich Honecker on Monday presented an award to Edgar M. Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress, who is in East Germany to discuss reparation payments to Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. At a ceremony in the Council of State building, Honecker gave Bronfman the Grand Star of People's Friendship in recognition of Bronfman's work for peace, international cooperation and understanding.
NEWS
November 10, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Germans and Austrians gathered Wednesday to observe the 50th anniversary of the event that ushered in the Holocaust, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl was interrupted by heckling as he attempted a national atonement for the Nazi pogrom against Jews in Germany.
NEWS
December 2, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The East German Parliament voted overwhelmingly Friday in East Berlin to strip the Communist Party of its monopoly on political power. A handful of members abstained, but the rest of the 500 members agreed by a show of hands to abolish the party's dominant position--a key step demanded by the popular movement for reform.
NEWS
November 25, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The few Jews remaining in East Germany are viewing the tumultuous rush of events here by "laughing with one eye and crying with the other," according to a prominent Jewish community leader. And that German expression--conveying a bittersweet reaction to the fast-moving political and economic changes--is appropriate for several reasons, said Peter Fischer, a sociologist who is secretary of an alliance of East Germany's tiny and far-flung Jewish communities.
NEWS
November 10, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Germans and Austrians gathered Wednesday to observe the 50th anniversary of the event that ushered in the Holocaust, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl was interrupted by heckling as he attempted a national atonement for the Nazi pogrom against Jews in Germany.
NEWS
October 19, 1988
Edgar M. Bronfman, the president of the World Jewish Congress, said the East Germans have agreed to accept moral responsibility and pay reparations to Jewish "sufferers and survivors" of the Nazi Holocaust, but he did not give specifics. There was no statement on the issue from the official East German news agency ADN, which had provided extensive coverage of the visit.
NEWS
October 18, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
East German President Erich Honecker on Monday presented an award to Edgar M. Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress, who is in East Germany to discuss reparation payments to Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. At a ceremony in the Council of State building, Honecker gave Bronfman the Grand Star of People's Friendship in recognition of Bronfman's work for peace, international cooperation and understanding.
NEWS
January 26, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
East Germany, reversing a policy in effect since 1952, has agreed in principle to pay reparations to Jewish victims of Nazism, officials of the World Jewish Congress said on Monday. A spokesman for the East German Embassy in Washington confirmed that discussions on reparations are continuing. "I can say that talks are under way between the (East) German Democratic Republic and interested organizations in the United States," embassy press officer Frank Mader said.
NEWS
April 13, 1990 | TAMARA JONES and TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Expressing "sorrow and shame" Thursday, East Germany for the first time shared blame for the Holocaust and begged forgiveness from Israel and "all the Jews of the world." The historic apology ended more than 40 years of Communist denial as East Germany began its uncertain journey on the road toward reunification with West Germany. It came on the day East Germany swore in its first democratic government, confirming human rights lawyer Lothar de Maiziere as prime minister.
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