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March 23, 1999 | GREG MILLER
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is scheduled to release a report today that shows a sharp rise in the number of Internet sites that promote racial violence, anti-Semitism and other categories of hate speech. The report lists the addresses of 1,426 sites, more than double the number documented in the center's initial study in December 1997. The report, compiled by researchers at Jewish human rights organization, is designed primarily as a tool for law enforcement and educators.
November 10, 1999
Representatives from insurance companies that owe restitution for unpaid claims of Holocaust survivors must appear at a state hearing in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 to determine if they are prepared to comply with the Holocaust Registry law, state insurance commissioner Chuck Quackenbush said Tuesday.
August 2, 2001 | Henry Weinstein
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and several other members of Congress introduced legislation Wednesday to require all insurance companies operating in the United States to disclose the names on policies written in Europe during the Holocaust era, 1933 to 1945. The bill calls for a Holocaust insurance registry to be established at the National Archives in Washington. "The Nazis never issued death certificates, and most policy deeds were lost or destroyed," said Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.
November 9, 1991
I am writing in response to Rabbi Abraham Cooper's call for a retail-chain boycott of Ice Cube's new record, "Death Certificate" ("Wiesenthal Center Denounces Ice Cube's Album," Calendar, Nov. 2): While the Simon Wiesenthal Center is wasting its time and energy hunting down an important black artist, they stand by silently while America elects the likes of David Duke. Where has the Wiesenthal Center been the last 12 years when the real enemies of freedom have been undermining the civil rights of all Americans?
February 21, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday. More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch Holocaust diarist have reportedly been found with pages ripped out at 31 public libraries across the city since January. "Books related to Ms. Anne Frank are clearly targeted, and it's happening across Tokyo," city official Mitsujiro Ikeda told the Associated Press.
The founder of the Ikea international furniture store chain based in Stockholm, Sweden, has written a letter to about 25,000 company employees worldwide acknowledging and apologizing for associating with pro-Nazi groups in the 1940s and 1950s. The unusual admission by Ingvar Kamprad, now one of Sweden's richest men, drew mixed reactions Tuesday from U.S. Jewish organizations. The response of the public here and elsewhere could have major business implications for the fast-growing chain.
September 15, 1986
The tragedy of the worshiping Jews killed in the synagogue in Istanbul will only be worsened if put into a context of a never-ending series of retaliations. Those interested in a lessening of anti-Israeli tensions and peace in the Middle East (and elsewhere) should not let the statements made by some mourners at the Simon Wiesenthal Center go unanswered. Rabbi Abraham Cooper calls on the Turkish government to close the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization in that country.
March 7, 1992 | SHERRY JOE
The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday urged the Conejo Valley Unified School District to expand lessons about the Holocaust in its curriculum after a fifth-grader dressed up as Adolf Hitler and delivered a speech about the Nazi dictator's life. In a letter to Assistant Supt. Richard Simpson, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Los Angeles-based institute for Holocaust studies offered to provide the district with videotapes, posters and speakers on the Holocaust.
June 27, 1996
The West Los Angeles Jewish community has joined the hunt for those responsible for the recent rash of church burnings across the nation. "An attack against a church is an attack against us, our synagogues, our places of worship," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said Wednesday.
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