Julius Berman, 78, chairman of the organization that distributes millions of dollars in German reparation funds to Holocaust survivors, has long been seen as one of American Jewry’s most capable lay leaders. But that reputation was called into question this year.
Israel has brusquely dismissed Iran’s move away from denying the Holocaust. But many Shoah survivors are pleased that Hassan Rowhani acknowledges the history they lived through.
To the roster of righteous Gentiles that includes Oskar Schindler, Masha Leon adds Sir Nicholas Winton, whose British chutzpah lights up the new documentary ‘Nicky’s Family.’
Julius Berman was reelected as board chairman of the Claims Conference. But he still faces questions — and possibly a legal probe — over the handling of a $57 million fraud.
A blistering 80-page report blasts Claims Conference management for ‘enabling’ a $57 million fraud. Two of four members objected to the findings.
Claims Conference board chairman Julius Berman will face critics at an annual meeting. The revolt comes as prosecutors look into his handling of a $57 million fraud probe.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Julius Berman has tarnished his own reputation by mishandling the probe into massive fraud at the Claims Conference. There is still time for him to change course.
Julius Berman may have hoped to keep a lid on a fraud scandal by appointing a sympathetic internal investigation committee. Instead, calls for an independent probe have only grown sharper.
An ombudsman will investigate how top officials at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany handled an anonymous letter that could have drastically reduced a multi-million dollar fraud at the organization.
Julius Berman wants an in-house investigation to look into the botched fraud probe at the Holocaust Claims Conference. It’s not the first time the board chairman has used the tactic.