European Jewish Congress- Newsletter 07-09 November 2018

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

AUSTRIA
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AUSTRIAN PRESIDENT WARNS AGAINST EXTREMISM AS COUNTRY COMMEMORATES KRISTALLNACHT

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen warned against “the politics of scapegoating” on Thursday as his country marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazis’ antisemitic Kristallnacht pogrom.

Friday, November 9, 2018

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FRANCE
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AFTER OUTCRY, MACRON SAYS FRANCE WILL NOT HONOUR NAZI COLLABORATOR

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday there would be no official homage to Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain as part of World War I ceremonies this week, a day after sparking outrage by saying his inclusion would be “legitimate.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

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FRENCH JEWS ANGERED BY MACRON’S PRAISE OF VICHY LEADER

President Macron has provoked anger from Jewish groups by praising Philippe Pétain, the First World War commander who was later disgraced for leading France’s Vichy government under the Nazis.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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GERMANY
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MERKEL TO ADDRESS KRISTALLNACHT CEREMONY AT BERLIN SYNAGOGUE

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, was to address a ceremony at a Berlin synagogue to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of Nazi terror across Germany and Austria that led thousands of Jewish families to flee.

Friday, November 9, 2018

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FORMER NAZI SS GUARD GOES ON TRIAL IN GERMANY

A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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POLAND
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POLAND BLOCKS FAR-RIGHT MARCH

The mayor of Warsaw banned radical Polish nationalists from marching on the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence due to security concerns.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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BRITAIN REJECTS ROALD DAHL COIN OVER ANTISEMITIC VIEWS

Plans to celebrate the life of British author Roald Dahl with a commemorative coin were rejected because of concerns about the author’s antisemitic views.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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NEWS AND VIEWS

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CANADA APOLOGISES FOR TURNING AWAY JEWISH REFUGEE SHIP IN 1939

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised for his country’s role in turning away a ship carrying over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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