Everything you need to know about Erfurt and its Jews — both ancient and modern.
Germany and Chile have agreed to create a commission to document crimes committed at a secretive sect founded by an ex-Nazi.
Erfurt is a jewel-box of a city. Nestled along the banks of the Gera River in the heart of Germany, Erfurt boasts a beautifully preserved medieval center, replete with the storybook spires of a fortress and cathedrals. The Krämerbrücke, or Merchant’s Bridge, is lined with lovely half-timbered houses — which are still in use as cafés and apartments, much as they were centuries ago. In terms of history, Erfurt has strong associations with Martin Luther, the father of the Reformation, who studied and became a monk at the city’s Augustinian Monastery.
The countess, her lover and the officers forced the workers to strip, and then shot 180 Jews, one by one.
The World Heritage site has not always told the stories of the Jews who died there.
The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany praised the new law.
This year the theme of the annual festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, will be “The Other Israel: Seeing Unseen Diasporas.” Besides its usual programming the five-week celebration of Ashkenazi culture will also include a series of concerts and workshops dedicated to the various cultures of Israel and the interplay among them.
A group of people bearing swastika tattoos and SS flags have visited German bars on the Spanish island of Majorca in recent weeks.
— Hungarian officials have handed over to German authorities right-wing extremist Horst Mahler, who fled Germany to avoid serving out the …
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking at a synagogue in Argentina, said anti-Semitism must be fought “where…