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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Jews of Nice, France doubt their future there

NICE, France — This sleepy Mediterranean city has been a haven for Jews for nearly 1,000 years. As recently as 15 years ago, this former trading hub with a tradition...

Transnistria: ‘It’s like a time machine’

TIRASPOL, Transnistria — Officially, this disputed sliver of land between Ukraine and Moldova is called the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. But to visitors to...

Smoked salmon purveyor is also a Brexit politician

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION B PAGE 8 LONDON — Twenty years ago, this city’s oldest maker of smoked salmon endured a series of catastrophes that convinced its...

The Robin Hood of Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova — Given enough vodka, some of Shimon Katz’s non-Jewish acquaintances here usually bring up a name that has complicated his relationship with them....

Bibi tags ‘collaborators’ in Ukraine

KIEV — Speaking in Ukraine this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the actions of the Nazis and collaborators at a killing site in the country...

180º: Jews, Jobbik collaborating?

BUDAPEST — In 2011, Hungary’s largest Jewish group called on the Justice Ministry to ban the far-right Jobbik party, describing it as “anti-Semitic” and...

Agnes Keleti, 98, survived the Holocaust — and one 10 Olympic medals

BUDAPEST — When journalists ask Agnes Keleti about her health, she gently smiles and slowly extends her right hand in apparent gratitude for the question. Keleti yanks...

Dutch museum opts to keep paintings acquired during the Holocaust

AMSTERDAM — Following a protracted legal fight, the family of Irma Klein last year finally got Dutch restitution officials to recognize that the Nazi occupation forced...

Michael Schudrich

Jew vs. Jew in Cracow, as established community clashes with Chabad

CRACOW — When burly guards working for the Jewish Community of Cracow blocked the entrance to a Chabad-run synagogue, it was the culmination of a series of clashes...

Jewish Cemetery Bitola Macedonia

Only a few from Macedonia survived — then five met tragic fates

BITOLA, North Macedonia — In a country where Nazis killed 98% of its Jewish minority, the survival of five members from the Abravanel family was regarded as something...