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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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February 17, 1990 | DAVID BRIGGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jewish high priests will no longer have horns, Judas will be a confused rather than a coldly mercenary figure and the temple merchants will no longer be among Jesus' persecutors in the 1990 Oberammergau Passion Play. But the half-million people who descend on the small German town in the Bavarian Alps for the account of Jesus' final days will still hear the passage from Matthew that has plagued Jews for 19 centuries: "His blood be on us and our children."
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May 18, 1988 | From the Washington Post
West Germany's national Jewish council Tuesday accused its late chairman of embezzling millions of dollars from funds that had been granted by the Bonn government as reparations for Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. An auditors' investigation showed that Werner Nachmann, who headed the Central Council of Jews in Germany for 22 years until his death in January, diverted the money to his own textiles company and to various sham firms, Nachmann's successor, Heinz Galinski said.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1990 | DAVID BRIGGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jewish high priests will no longer have horns, Judas will be a confused rather than a coldly mercenary figure and the temple merchants will no longer be among Jesus' persecutors in the 1990 Oberammergau Passion Play. But the half-million people who descend on the small German town in the Bavarian Alps for the account of Jesus' final days will still hear the passage from Matthew that has plagued Jews for 19 centuries: "His blood be on us and our children."
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April 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A bomb exploded in front of the Frankfurt Jewish Community Center shortly after midnight Sunday, and minutes later another blast ripped through the downtown office of Saudi Arabia's Saudia Airlines, police said. There were no casualties in either explosion, but the airline office was heavily damaged and a Volkswagen bus parked in front of the Jewish Community Center was destroyed, police said. Police spokesman Hans Neitzel said there were no immediate claims of responsibility.
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November 5, 1988 | From Reuters
West Berlin said on Friday it will build a $43-million Jewish museum and stage a major exhibition on the history of Jews. Cultural affairs spokesman Harald Jaener said the museum would be built as an extension of the existing Berlin Museum. "The two will be connected because the history of Jews in Berlin is an integral part of whole city's history," he said. Jaener said West Berlin planned a major exhibition on world Jewish history and the Diaspora for 1991-92.
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July 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government of the West German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has contributed about $1.5 million to Jewish cultural societies to help them recover from a multimillion-dollar embezzlement, a newspaper reported today. Die Welt quoted a state government spokesman, Hartmut Reichl, as saying the leadership of the prosperous southern state considered it in the public interest to assist the religious groups. The money is to be used to build community centers.
NEWS
November 17, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The deputy leader of West Germany's 30,000-member Jewish community was forced to resign his post Wednesday because of his defense of the much-criticized speech last week by the Speaker of Parliament on the 50th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom known as Kristallnacht. Michael Fuerst, 41, drew fire when he said on television that he thought the speech by Philipp Jenninger, which sought to convey the atmosphere of the Adolf Hitler period, stated "blunt truths."
NEWS
August 28, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
"Adolf Hitler once said that it would take 100 years before anyone would shake hands with the Germans again," reflected Axel von dem Bussche, a decorated German army officer of World War II. "He was quite aware of what he was doing to us, let alone to everyone else. We have to live with that legacy." Here in Berlin, the city from which Hitler ordered his troops to invade Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, one aspect of the war's legacy is still physically, depressingly visible.
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August 28, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
"Adolf Hitler once said that it would take 100 years before anyone would shake hands with the Germans again," reflected Axel von dem Bussche, a decorated German army officer of World War II. "He was quite aware of what he was doing to us, let alone to everyone else. We have to live with that legacy." Here in Berlin, the city from which Hitler ordered his troops to invade Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, one aspect of the war's legacy is still physically, depressingly visible.
NEWS
July 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government of the West German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has contributed about $1.5 million to Jewish cultural societies to help them recover from a multimillion-dollar embezzlement, a newspaper reported today. Die Welt quoted a state government spokesman, Hartmut Reichl, as saying the leadership of the prosperous southern state considered it in the public interest to assist the religious groups. The money is to be used to build community centers.
NEWS
November 17, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The deputy leader of West Germany's 30,000-member Jewish community was forced to resign his post Wednesday because of his defense of the much-criticized speech last week by the Speaker of Parliament on the 50th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom known as Kristallnacht. Michael Fuerst, 41, drew fire when he said on television that he thought the speech by Philipp Jenninger, which sought to convey the atmosphere of the Adolf Hitler period, stated "blunt truths."
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
November 7, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Fifty years ago, on the evening of Nov. 9, Nazi thugs attacked Jews and their institutions throughout Germany--a vicious, violent assault that foreshadowed the Holocaust. That dreadful evening in 1938 has gone down in history as Kristallnacht --"crystal night," which is sometimes called the "night of the broken glass," a phrase coined by the Nazis.
NEWS
November 5, 1988 | From Reuters
West Berlin said on Friday it will build a $43-million Jewish museum and stage a major exhibition on the history of Jews. Cultural affairs spokesman Harald Jaener said the museum would be built as an extension of the existing Berlin Museum. "The two will be connected because the history of Jews in Berlin is an integral part of whole city's history," he said. Jaener said West Berlin planned a major exhibition on world Jewish history and the Diaspora for 1991-92.
NEWS
November 7, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Fifty years ago, on the evening of Nov. 9, Nazi thugs attacked Jews and their institutions throughout Germany--a vicious, violent assault that foreshadowed the Holocaust. That dreadful evening in 1938 has gone down in history as Kristallnacht --"crystal night," which is sometimes called the "night of the broken glass," a phrase coined by the Nazis.
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
May 18, 1988 | From the Washington Post
West Germany's national Jewish council Tuesday accused its late chairman of embezzling millions of dollars from funds that had been granted by the Bonn government as reparations for Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. An auditors' investigation showed that Werner Nachmann, who headed the Central Council of Jews in Germany for 22 years until his death in January, diverted the money to his own textiles company and to various sham firms, Nachmann's successor, Heinz Galinski said.
NEWS
April 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A bomb exploded in front of the Frankfurt Jewish Community Center shortly after midnight Sunday, and minutes later another blast ripped through the downtown office of Saudi Arabia's Saudia Airlines, police said. There were no casualties in either explosion, but the airline office was heavily damaged and a Volkswagen bus parked in front of the Jewish Community Center was destroyed, police said. Police spokesman Hans Neitzel said there were no immediate claims of responsibility.
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