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November 13, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The forced resignation of West German parliamentary Speaker Philipp Jenninger shows that the 1933-45 Nazi era in German history still smolders and can erupt in national guilt and anger, analysts agreed Saturday. "It indicates that Germans are still extremely sensitive about what you can say or not say about the Nazi period," commented one Western diplomat with long experience here. "That history is still deeply etched in the German psyche."
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November 3, 2002 | Walter Laqueur, Walter Laqueur is the editor of "The Holocaust Encyclopedia" and the author of many books, including "A History of Zionism" and "Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees From Nazi Germany."
The number of Jews living in Germany was tiny, never more than 1% of the nation's population and less toward the end, with the advent of Hitler. But their share in the cultural, social and economic life was far in excess, and their prominence might have been a reason for their undoing. Their contribution to science, the humanities, literature and the theater was enormous; in the plastic arts and music, they acted as catalysts, as leading sponsors and agents of new forms and contents.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1991 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
Michael Verhoeven's film "The Nasty Girl" is Germany's entry in the foreign-language category in this year's Academy Awards. It is an occasionally surrealistic and often very funny account of a teen-aged Fraulein's distinctly unfunny and dangerous attempts to investigate the Nazi years in her hometown.
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October 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Vandals attacked a synagogue for the second time in a week during Judaism's holiest time of year, as a spiral of hate-fueled violence persisted despite condemnations by political leaders and Germany's reborn Jewish community. No one was injured in the rock-throwing in Berlin's western Kreuzberg neighborhood. It followed the attempted firebombing of a synagogue in Duesseldorf on Monday night.
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October 23, 1990 | Associated Press
The leader of Germany's Jewish community issued a strong protest Monday over a march on Saturday by several hundred neo-Nazis in the southeastern city of Dresden to protest the presence of Communists and foreigners in Germany. Heinz Galinski, chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said the march "overstepped . . . the patience of democratic forces."
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January 28, 1996 | Reuters
Germany observed its first remembrance day for the victims of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime with low-key local ceremonies Saturday, drawing criticism from a leading Jew who called for the day to be given a higher profile. Local politicians and former concentration camp prisoners laid wreaths at memorials across the country, including the sites of the Sachsenhausen and Ravensbruck camps, where the Nazis killed tens of thousands of Jews. Earlier this month, President Roman Herzog declared Jan.
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March 30, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every once in a while, Solomon Perel's other personality, an alter ego named Joseph, surfaces in disturbing ways. "Once, I was watching a film, an American one with lots of blood and shooting. It was by a Jewish director, and Jupp began to say things like, 'Look at the Jews. They are poisoning Western culture,' " Perel recalled, using Jupp, a teen-age nickname for Joseph.
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February 10, 1998 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With prayers in Hebrew and the affixing of a glass mezuza to the door frame, the American Jewish Committee on Monday inaugurated a center here--sponsored by Lawrence and Lee Ramer of Los Angeles--dedicated to improving relations between Germans and American Jews. The Lawrence and Lee Ramer Center for German-Jewish Relations is the American Jewish Committee's first permanent facility in Europe.
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November 17, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time of growing worry about the revival of right-wing extremism in Germany, Klaus Kinkel leaves today for his first official visit to Israel since becoming foreign minister in May. Foreign Ministry officials here said a key goal of Kinkel's three-day trip is to reassure Israelis of the German government's determination to fight anti-Semitism and violence from the extreme right. It also will underscore Germany's commitment to one of its most difficult foreign relationships.
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November 10, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewish community and German political leaders pledged Monday to preserve the terrifying memories of the Nazis' Kristallnacht pogrom to ensure that reunited, postwar Germany never succumbs to hatred and intolerance. But even on the solemn 60th anniversary of "The Night of Broken Glass" that foreshadowed the Holocaust, a bitter dispute about how much remembrance is too much punctured Germany's effort to reconcile with its past.
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May 22, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conceived as a talisman against the plague, corrupted by politics through the ages and conscripted by Adolf Hitler to vilify Jews, the controversial Passion Play staged once a decade by this Bavarian hamlet unveiled a radically reformed millennial performance Sunday exorcised of anti-Semitic intonations.
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January 28, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the 55th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Germans dedicated the site for a national Holocaust memorial Thursday in a ceremony replete with the controversy that has delayed the monument for a decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a teenager growing up in Nazi Germany, George Gregory was prohibited from participating in sports with other kids his age because he was Jewish. Two generations and a continent removed from that dark time, Gregory and his wife, Gerry, their children and grandchildren looked on Sunday as a $4.5-million sports complex--with the gym bearing his name as its centerpiece--was dedicated in front of more than a thousand people in West Hills.
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January 16, 1999 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite occasional outbreaks of right-wing extremism and much public anguish about how to preserve the memory of the Holocaust, Germany now has the fastest-growing Jewish population outside Israel. However, the growing tide of Jewish immigration here is less a tribute to German social harmony than a troubling sign that anti-Semitism is on the rise elsewhere.
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November 10, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewish community and German political leaders pledged Monday to preserve the terrifying memories of the Nazis' Kristallnacht pogrom to ensure that reunited, postwar Germany never succumbs to hatred and intolerance. But even on the solemn 60th anniversary of "The Night of Broken Glass" that foreshadowed the Holocaust, a bitter dispute about how much remembrance is too much punctured Germany's effort to reconcile with its past.
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November 8, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Murmured prayers and mournful music follow time-travelers into Germany's past as they enter cyberspace reconstructions of synagogues destroyed 60 years ago by rampaging Nazis during Kristallnacht, "The Night of Broken Glass," which signaled the start of the Holocaust. Technology has allowed young architects at the Technical University here to create something German society in general has been unable to manage: a meaningful memorial to the 6 million Jews killed during the Third Reich.
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November 27, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, Jews are leaving Germany because of fear of persecution. The exodus now is very small. But against the backdrop of a convulsion of right-wing violence in a country that contains a distinct anti-Semitic dimension, the departures reflect a far broader mood of fear and uncertainty that has settled over Germany's Jewish community in recent months.
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June 21, 1998 | DAYE CLARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A South County cantor is traveling this weekend to the German town where her late father was rabbi to sing at a ceremony in his honor. In a far cry from the day 60 years ago when her father escaped the Nazi regime with the help of a sympathetic SS chief, Shula Kalir-Merton will offer liturgical music and contemporary Israeli songs Tuesday at an exhibit commemorating 300 years of Jewish history in the region.
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February 10, 1998 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With prayers in Hebrew and the affixing of a glass mezuza to the door frame, the American Jewish Committee on Monday inaugurated a center here--sponsored by Lawrence and Lee Ramer of Los Angeles--dedicated to improving relations between Germans and American Jews. The Lawrence and Lee Ramer Center for German-Jewish Relations is the American Jewish Committee's first permanent facility in Europe.
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