All posts tagged Nazis

The fraught situation confronting Germany and German Jewry

THE cry was as jarring and intrusive as it was unexpected. Huddled against a bracing Frankfurt autumn morning, the delegation of Jewish leaders from centres as diverse as Novosibirsk, Siberia,

Nazi items used in high school class

VICTORIA’S Department of Education is investigating how Nazi memorabilia was allowed to be used by a staff member during a class at a high school on the Mornington Peninsula.

Luck and a letter to freedom

What do a dinner party in South Yarra, an ant extermination company and an Australian prime minister have in common? Walter Glaser shares his family’s story of survival against the Nazis at the opening of the latest B’nai B’rith Courage to Care exhibition.


‘Sickening’ attack on war graves

POLICE are investigating an incident where a number of World War II gravestones were defaced with swastikas at Nowra, on the NSW South Coast.

Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning convicted, sentenced

REINHOLD Hanning, a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau is appealing his conviction on 170 000 counts of accessory to murder. A statement released by the Detmold state court said that Hanning’s […]

The Aussie who saved Shimon Peres’ dad from the Nazis

IN the middle of World War II, Yitzhak Peres, the father of Israel’s immediate past president Shimon Peres, having enlisted with the British army, was captured by the Nazis. However, they didn’t know he was Jewish and thought he was a soldier from New Zealand.

Szubanski’s serious side

ACTRESS Magda Szubanski will tell harrowing and inspiring tales of her family’s plight during World War II when she addresses a Courage to Care function next week.

Wartime drama in French Alps

MOVIE REVIEW by Don Perlgut. The new movie of the iconic French children’s story Belle and Sebastian has added a fascinating sub-theme of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis into Switzerland […]

Not quite Hollywood

When Alicia Mayer learnt of a book which charged her great-uncle, film icon Louis B. Mayer, with being – in her words – “practically Hitler’s man in Hollywood”, she had flashes of her “family’s legacy in tatters”. Then she dug deeper.

Fischer sparks row over Pope Pius XII

FORMER deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has attacked “the Jewish lobby” for unfairly attacking Pope Pius XII.