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Half of Swiss Jews have experienced discrimination, according to survey

About 50% of Jews in Switzerland have experienced harassment and discrimination in the past five years, according to a survey by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

France confirms restitution of Pissarro looted from Jewish collector in WWII

France’s top appeals court has rejected a bid by an American couple to win back a painting by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro looted from a Jewish collector during World War II.

A century on, Finland air force drops swastika symbol

Finland’s Air Force Command has quietly phased out its swastika emblem after over a century, a researcher said.

Francis Kalifat: “CRIF welcomes the closing of Dieudonné’s YouTube Channel”

CRIF President Francis Kalifat Op-Ed : "CRIF welcomes the closing of the Youtube Dieudonné Channel"

New book on the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania presented

A new book by writer Rūta Vanagaitė and historian Christoph Dieckmann on the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania was presented at a launch event held at the Choral Synagogue in Vilnius.

Dutch national railways offer €5 million for Holocaust-era transport of Jewish victims

The Dutch national rail company said it would pay 5 million euros to Holocaust commemoration institutions, including the museums at three former concentration camps, Westerbork, Vught and Amersfoort.

New Shoah memorial unveiled in Germany

An evocative stone and ceramic memorial to German Jews from Würzburg who were deported to concentration camps by train has been unveiled outside the city’s main railway station.

Improve citizenship procedures without affecting rights, say Portuguese Jews

Representatives of the Jewish community of Lisbon (CIL) met with members of the Portuguese Parliament to discuss potential changes to the Nationality Law regarding the descendants of Sephardic Jews.

CRIF president expresses shock and disbelief at reduced sentence for Holocaust denier

CRIF President Francis Kalifat has expressed shock and disbelief after a French court reduced on appeal the prison sentence of a notorious antisemite for denying the Holocaust to a 5.000 Euro fine.

51.000 sign petition against centre being built on 500-year-old Vilnius cemetery

More than 51,000 people have signed a petition opposing plans to build a convention centre on top of a 500-year-old Jewish cemetery in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

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