Sonia Pressman Fuentes was born in Berlin in 1928 to Polish Jewish parents. When Hitler rose to power in 1933, her brother Hermann fled to Antwerp, where she and her parents reunited with him a few months later.
HARP was co-founded in September 1997 in Washington, DC, by Ori Z. Soltes, Willi Korte, and Marc Masurovsky to document cultural property losses suffered by Jewish individuals, families, and institutions between 1933 and 1945 at the hands of the National Socialists and their Fascist allies across continental Europe; to conduct historical research into the wartime and postwar fate of stolen, confiscated, misappropriated cultural property.
Works by Chagall, Klee, Matisse and Picasso – worth up to £860m – had been considered lost until raid on flat in Schwabing
About 1,500 modernist masterpieces – thought to have been looted by the Nazis – have been confiscated from the flat of an 80-year-old man from Munich, in what is being described as the biggest artistic find of the postwar era.
A Pennsylvania woman set out with a video camera to learn what college students in her state know about the Holocaust -- and discovered an incredible lack of knowledge not only of the genocide of the Jews, but of basic facts about U.S.
Quand Hitler arrive au pouvoir, l’écrivain juif autrichien Joseph Roth, l’auteur de la Marche de Radetzky, publié l’année précédente, fait aussitôt le constat qui s’impose : «Mises à part les catastrophes privées - notre existence matérielle et littéraire est détruite - tout cela mène à une nouvelle guerre. Je ne donne plus cher de notre peau. On a réussi à laisser gouverner la barbarie. Ne vous faites aucune illusion. C’est l’enfer qui gouverne.» (Février 1933.) Celui à qui il s’adresse, son ami Stefan Zweig, également juif et autrichien, tergiverse comme tant d’autres. Son humanisme et ses intérêts le conduisent à ne pas voir tout à fait - à ne pas vouloir voir - le nazisme tel qu’il est. Lire la suite
Stefan Zweig/Joseph Roth, «Correspondance 1927-1938», traduit de l’allemand et préfacé par Pierre Deshusses. Rivages, 476 pp., 25 €.
Qui aujourd’hui a entendu parler des furies d’Hitler?
Pas totalement une " découverte" pour qui s'intéresse au sujet mais un travail utile, l'article du Mail online en anglais est aussi interessant..Le livre est sorti et peut être commandé sur le sites habituels.
Since May 2012, Katja Happe has been a research associate at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Freiburg, Germany, for the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) project "The history of the persecution of Jews in...
BERLIN (AP) — A retired Minnesota carpenter, shown in a June investigation to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit, ordered his men to attack a Polish village that was razed to the ground, according to testimony newly uncovered by The...
A collection of works owned by Hildebrand Gurlitt, the deceased art dealer behind the trove of Nazi-confiscated art discovered in Munich, traveled to the U.S. as part of a 1956 exhibition of German art.
OpEd: Too many questions about the recent news of 'Nazi era looted' paintings hoarded by Gurlitt
by Lynda Albertson, ARCA CEO
Sunday afternoon at about 1PM GMT the Museum Security Network received an announcement of a breaking story in Focus, a weekly news magazine published in Munich and distributed widely throughout Germany. As the nation’s third-largest weekly news magazine, their stories tend to be fact-checked well though they don’t often have breaking news in this sector of the art world. Scanning the announcement, I had to reread the notice twice before it sunk in. It seemed like an unbelievable fairytale.
Berlin Free University has confirmed that Meike Hoffmann of its degenerate art research unit is helping identify these art works but no information has been given as to how long the art historian has been working with authorities on the process or why, given the number of pieces involved, other researchers familiar with modernist painters have not been brought on board.
Red Shirley, a 99-year-old woman formally known as Shulamit Rabinowitz, is the star of this short film co-directed by her cousin, none other than former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed.\
Rabinowitz lived through the devastation of the First World War, and fled Poland for Canada during the Second. At ninteen, she immigrated illegally to the U.S., where she spent 47 years toiling at a New York textile factory. She tracked down her long-lost sisters in Palestine, engaged in union struggles and took part in the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.
Enhanced by its dark soundtrack — courtesy of Mr. Reed, naturally — and judicious use of freeze frames, this intimate cousin-to-cousin encounter is a fascinating distillation of an individual’s unique experience over a vast expanse of 20th century history.
Children’s book author Steven Winkelstein hopes to make his latest story, of a young girl surviving the Holocaust, into the first iPad app on the subject
In writing his book, Winkelstein realized that there are zero interactive apps about the Holocaust available for the iPad, despite the fact that educational platforms are quickly shifting to its technology. “Without moving into the future with these stories, the lessons learned from the Holocaust will be lost entirely on new generations,” Winkelstein says in a video on the project’s indiegogo page, where he hopes to raise $54,000 to launch the app. He partnered with Twin Engine laps to create the technology, and says that the app will be available for sale through the Apple Store as soon as it is completed.
Through the app, which includes maps and photos that aren’t available in the paper copy, readers in faraway classrooms can connect and talk about the story.
“Students can discuss the book with students all over the world,” Winkelstein says. “There’s no telling how many classrooms and iPads Brisko might reach.”
Nestled in Argentina's snow-capped Andes, overlooking a vast pristine lake, this picturesque ski town has long been a favorite of Latin American jet-setters. No wonder it was chosen as the site for the recent annual meeting of presidents from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
But despite Bariloche's many gingerbread houses, chocolate and fondue shops, pine forests and jagged peaks, which have led many visitors to compare it to Bavaria, the town's reputation has been undermined by an 82-year-old former Nazi who has become its most infamous resident.
Erich Priebke, a former SS captain who has lived in Bariloche for 50 years and has admitted taking part in the killings of 335 Italian civilians at the Ardeatine Caves outside Rome in 1944, is under house arrest here as the Argentine Supreme Court decides whether he will be extradited to Italy.
For decades Argentines have quietly referred to Bariloche as a haven for Nazis who fled Germany after World War II. But it was not until two years ago, when Mr. Priebke was uncovered by a team from ABC News television, that the world began to associate this town with Nazis.
This 1995 NYT article reminds us that Argentina has been a safe haven for Nazi and no one bothers there.
"You'd have to be either crazy or blind and deaf to think that Bariloche does not have its share of Nazis," said Rosario Zaballa, 48, a store clerk who has lived here all her life. "They don't bother anybody, but they are here."
Swastikas are regularly scrawled on walls and even appear in some public artwork. Throughout the town, people tell tales of Germans who still hold secret celebrations of Hitler's birthday on April 20."
Priebke was deported to Italy and sentenced to life in prison in 1998 but because of his age was allowed to serve his sentence under house arrest
La galerie « Lumière des Roses » à Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis) est spécialiste de la photographie anonyme et d’amateurs. Du 12 au 25 octobre, elle présente ses trouvailles sur les « Roms ». La plupart issues du XIXe siècle et produites par les photographes ambulants, elles témoignent de l’existence sur nos routes de Roms ou Gitans, Tsiganes, Romanichels, Bohémiens...
Quand Flaubert s'indignait , en 1867 il écrivait
Je me suis pâmé, il y a huit jours, devant un campement de Bohémiens qui s'étaient établis à Rouen. Voilà la troisième fois que j'en vois. Et toujours avec un nouveau plaisir. L'admirable, c'est qu'ils excitaient la haine des bourgeois, bien qu'inoffensifs comme des moutons. Je me suis fait très mal voir de la foule, en leur donnant quelques sols. Et j'ai entendu de jolis mots à la Prudhomme. Cette haine-là tient à quelque chose de très profond et de complexe. On la retrouve chez tous les gens d'ordre. C'est la haine qu'on porte au Bédouin, à l'Hérétique, au Philosophe, au Solitaire, au Poète. Et il y a de la peur dans cette haine. Moi qui suis toujours pour les minorités, elle m'exaspère. Du jour où je ne serai plus indigné, je tomberai à plat, comme une poupée à qui on retire son bâton.»
Gustave Flaubert, lettre à Georges Sand - 12 juin 1867
The Vienna Project is a new social action memorial project. Slated to begin in October of 2013 and conclude in May of 2014, the project is to be situated on the streets of Vienna and along the Danube Canal. If you are interested in participating in our Sidewalk Installation Project, click here.
The Vienna Project will be the first public art memorial of its kind in Europe and the first public naming memorial in Vienna to symbolically represent, in a differentiated format, the multiple groups of persecuted victims of National Socialism, while also naming individual victims and dissidents on record within a given country, murdered between 1938-1945. Forging a dynamic relationship between different disciplines: art, video, new technologies, typography, web design, street theater, sound art, history, archival research, and Holocaust education, The Vienna Project is envisioned as a “living” memorial based on a participatory model of engagement. READ MORE…
I am quiet curious about the Digital Memorial as from what I understood of the project; only murdered victims were recorded, as if exile was no trauma..
Anyways it worths following the outcome of that project
1975. À Rome, Claude Lanzmann filme Benjamin Murmelstein, le dernier Président du Conseil Juif du ghetto de Theresienstadt, seul “doyen des Juifs” -selon la terminologie nazie - à n’avoir pas été tué durant la guerre.