Lorch, a unique voice in Israeli academia, criticized rote learning and once referred to pedagogical methods in science education as 'a song of praise to violence'
Germany is a country in central-western Europe. It is a federal parliamentary republic with a population of 82 million people – the most populated country in the European Union.
The loosely connected German states, which were part of the Holy Roman Empire, were unified in 1815 after the establishment of the German Confederation. And later became a nation state under the Prussian German Empire, which was replaced by the democratic Weimar Republic after its defeat in the First World War. In 1933, the Nazi Party seized control in Germany and came under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, and resulted in the Holocaust.
Following the Second World War, Germany was divided into four zones, controlled by the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Three of these merged in 1949 to for, the democratic West Germany, while the Soviet zone became the socialist East Germany. In 1961, they were divided by the Berlin Wall, but after the collapse of the Communist government of East Germany, the two were officially united in 1990.
The Reparations Agreement was signed between Germany and Israel in 1952. Under this, Germany acknowledged its responsibility for the Holocaust and agreed to compensate those persecuted by the Nazis, and transferred $845 million worth of goods to Israel. A military partnership was also established, under which Germany supplied arms and military aid to Israel. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially established in 1965.
Years after he died while his conviction was under appeal, pictures may provide final proof that Dejmanjuk was a guard at the Sobibor death camp
The so-called 'Jew pig' is perhaps the best-known of more than 20 such relics from the Middle Ages
Prosecutors say the five suspects are accused of 'having scouted out locations for a possible later attack motivated by Islamism'
The museum in Amsterdam is a former religious seminary that was used to smuggle hundreds of Jewish children to safety
Unlike the United States, which on Friday imposed new economic sanctions on Iran, the Europeans have given Tehran more time to comply with the 2015 deal
Towns of Shpira, Vermayza and Magentza, now known as Speyer, Worms and Mainz, were the center of Jewish life in the Middle Ages
The writing helps reveal a vibrant world where Jews weren't outsiders, in a city that provided a secular alternative to other Jewish communities in Germany at the time
Polish officials are going to lengths to stress the suffering endured by their countrymen in World War II, while downplaying discussion of the Shoah and of the help Poles gave the Nazis. Israel's government is ignoring this trend, but may soon be forced to face shifts in the collective memory of the war
Motion calls on government to end its policy of distinguishing between the Iran-backed Lebanese group's political arm and military units
Signs designed to fight anti-Semitism with the inscription 'Du Jude' alongside a picture of a rag and a bird with a large beak appear at first glance as demeaning
About a week after the anti-Semitic attack, head of Halle's Jewish community said there were different ideas on where the door would be kept in the future
During World War I, many Jews fought for Germany. Rabbis were relatively common in the military until Adolf Hitler’s Nazis came to power in 1933 and excluded Jews from all spheres of public life
Request has been popular with German elites, pointing to renewed self-confidence among Europe's nobility and its deposed royal dynasties. Their main obstacle: the House of Hohenzollern’s involvement in the Nazi regime
In contrast to the warm welcome refugees received early on in the Syrian war, the goal now is to encourage asylum seekers to leave
An art activist group wanted to warn politicians off working with the far right, but its 'Holocaust memorial' installation infuriated Jewish groups and led to a swift rethink
Abdallah Chatla paid $660,000 at auction for the items, which include Hitler's personal effects, but said he had 'had no right to decide' what to do with them
Associates of the prime minister are set to be charged in the case involving Israel's purchase of naval vessels. Benny Gantz’s party wants a commission of inquiry to see if Netanyahu is no mere innocent bystander
Donation cements Germany's place as largest contributor to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, where over one million people died in Nazi-occupied Poland
Notes from an eye-opening vacation in Germany, a land that drives me mad, time and again
The 60 million euro donation will cement Germany's place as the largest donor to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
Jewish groups came after the Center for Political Beauty for placing an urn said to hold Holocaust victims' ashes outside the Reichstag building
International Auschwitz Committee says survivors were aghast at the over-sized urn containing remains of holocaust victims placed in front of German Parliament
Peter Schäfer stepped down last June after several incidents, including inviting an Iranian delegation to discuss a possible exhibit on Iranian Jewish culture
'If they don’t find these jewels quickly, they will be taken apart, and they will disappear', said an Israeli professor, who has been doing his research inside the Green Vault
In Germany, every Jewish celebration is a collective act of defiance against a rising, violent far right. But shadowed by thousands of armed extremists, and an ascending political far right, they face a fateful choice: Stay, or go
Toward the end of World War II a suicide wave swept the areas of Germany occupied by the Red Army. Florian Huber’s new book blames the influence of Nazi anti-Bolshevik propaganda and the mass rapes by Russian soldiers
In departure from prepared address, Francis says some leaders' speeches remind him of the Nazi dictator's
Canceling the sale would 'send a message that some things particularly when so metaphorically blood soaked, should not and must not be traded,' the rabbi writes