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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.
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BUSINESS
May 4, 2001 | From Reuters
Bowing to pressure from anti-hate activists around the world, online auction site EBay Inc. on Thursday said it will ban the sale of items associated with Nazi Germany, hate groups and murderers. The ban followed a similar move by Internet portal Yahoo Inc., which pulled memorabilia associated with hate groups earlier this year after a storm of controversy and a legal battle.
NEWS
April 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
In his most direct anti-Semitic statements yet, Russian ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky on Wednesday blamed Jews for starting World War II and provoking the Holocaust. "The essence of the conflict around the Jewish people is that when their number grows too much in some country, war breaks out there," said Zhirinovsky, who leads the third-largest faction in the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament. "That happened in Germany . . .
BUSINESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
OPINION
May 2, 1999
Rabbi Abraham Cooper's commentary ("Tokyo Must Address the Actions of Its Wartime 'Killing Machine,' " April 26) is right on target. But it fails to mention the Japanese army's revenge killings following the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' air attack of April 1942. All but one of Col. Jimmy Doolittle's 16-plane force were abandoned in the air or crash-landed along the coast of China. Crewmen who survived their parachute jumps or crashes were protected and returned to safe areas through these Japanese-controlled zones by the Free Chinese underground forces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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