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Holocaust survivor launches legal claim against German railway

A Holocaust survivor who successfully campaigned for the Dutch railway to pay compensation for transporting people to the Nazi concentration camps has tabled a legal claim against the German state over the wartime role of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.

Dozens of headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Russia

Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Russian city of St. Petersburg were smashed.

Lockdown results in slight decrease in antisemitic incidents in the UK

Antisemitic incidents in the UK have dropped by 13 percent in 2020 compared to the year before, likely due to COVID-19 lockdown regulations, according to the latest CST report.

Instituto Cervantes to open new centre in Thessaloniki to promote Sephardic culture

Thessaloniki’s Jewish community signed a deal with the Spanish government’s Instituto Cervantes to create a small centre where people will be taught modern Spanish while also learning about Sephardic culture and Ladino.

Holocaust denier Alain Soral indicted again for calling for a “fascist revolution”

Holocaust denier Alain Soral, who has multiple convictions against him, has been charged for hate speech, after calling for a "fascist revolution" on his website.

Bulgaria court to consider application to de-register political party behind ‘Lukov March’

The Sofia City Court said that it has agreed to hear an application by the Prosecutor’s Office to cancel the registration of the organiser of the far-right Lukov March.

Facebook and Instagram suspend UK rapper Wiley as he continues antisemitic rants

British rapper Wiley has continued his online antisemitic rants and threatened to come to a largely Jewish-populated neighborhood of London.

Britain reaffirms position of Holocaust-era property restitution

The British government reaffirmed its support for Holocaust-era property restitution in Poland as well as other countries, the House of Lords stated during session.

Simone Veil portrait defaced again in Paris

A street painting of Simone Veil in the 5th arrondissement of Paris has been defaced again. The author of the work and several political figures have expressed their indignation on social networks.

Guard at Ukrainian synagogue fends off ax-wielding attacker

A man armed with an ax burst into a synagogue in southeastern Ukraine and was disarmed and chased away by the security guard.

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