Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Friday, November 08, 2013
A close friend of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, art dealer Paul Rosenberg once dominated Paris's art scene. Nazi forces confiscated much of Rosenberg's collection, at least 400 artworks worth millions of dollars. Marianne Rosenberg, Paul's granddaughter and Alexandre's son, continues her family's quest to recover their stolen art. This week, Marianne confirmed that one of her family's Matisse paintings was in the trove of Nazi-confiscated art recently discovered in Munich.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Calls have already been made for the German government to operate with more transparency as they move ahead to address claims of ownership over Nazi-confiscated pieces of art. And some, like Marianne Rosenberg, are calling for restitution. Joining The Takeaway to explain how the process is playing out in Germany is Dr. Imke Gielen, a Berlin-based lawyer specializing in restitution claims.
Friday, September 06, 2013
The media's cautious coverage of Syria, a look inside the sordid world of Washington D.C., and the pact between Hollywood and Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
When Wade Michael Page allegedly attacked the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin this past weekend, many were shocked by his identification as a neo-Nazi. Wade, however, is not the first neo-Nazi veteran to have committed murder in the United States.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Today is one of the most somber points in the Israeli calendar, when sirens call the nation for two minutes silence to mark those killed in the Holocaust. The day is a moment to reflect on the continuing research into the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe. This year has seen the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the young men who ran a football league in the ghetto of Thersienstadt in the Czech Republic. This was a ghetto the Germans used to try to deceive the world about the Holocaust, where they fooled visiting Red Cross inspectors and even shot a propaganda film. Kevin Connolly is from our partner the BBC.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Google's eight-month-old think tank, Google Ideas, is paying for 80 former Muslim extremists, neo-Nazis, U.S. gang members, and other former radicals to gather in Dublin today, to discuss what draws people to violent extremism and how technology can carry out de-radicalization efforts. Google is calling the group "formers," and they'll be participating in the talks with 120 activists and business leaders.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
John Demjanjuk has been found guilty of being an accessory to murder as a Nazi concentration camp guard. He was living as a retired autoworker living in Ohio. In 2009, he was deported from the U.S. for a second time and sent to Germany, where he was charged with helping to force nearly 28 thousand Jews to their death at the Sobibor death camp in Poland. Reporter for the BBC, Steve Evans was at the trial.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Alice Herz-Sommer celebrates her 107th birthday today. As if that weren't enough of a an accomplishment, she also happens to be the oldest living survivor of the Nazi Holocaust. Her love of music inspires her to live her life with optimism and faith in the human spirit, even though she lived through one of the most horriying ordeals any human can imagine. Vincent Dowd, arts correspondent for the BBC, visits Alice to hear her story.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
In the 1980s Demjanjuk was extradited to Israel where he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death; his conviction was overturned by the Israeli supreme court which accepted his claim of mistaken identity. But Demjanjuk has remained at the top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of "most wanted" Nazi war crimes suspects.
For more on this story we turn to Tristana Moore, the BBC’s reporter in Berlin.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
For more on this story The Takeaway is joined by David Marwell, Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. David followed Demjanjuk’s deportation and trial in Israel over twenty years ago. We are also joined by Jonathan Silvers who is finishing up his new documentary, Elusive Justice, about the search for and prosecution of Nazi war criminals.
Thursday, February 02, 2006