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Konfektion und Repression

180 years after Berlin fashion designers established one of the most successful clothing industry’s in Europe. Nazis destroyed in 1938, just 100 years after the foundation, Jewish fashion design in Germany. The German federal ministry of justice, today based in the Hausvogteiplatz region of Berlin, took the …

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Open letter to the board of directors at the LBI New York

Dear Sir I am writing to you with reference to your current exhibition: Stolen Heart: The Theft of Jewish Property in Berlin’s Historic Center, 1933–1945 that is promoted on your website: The Stolen Heart Video Map: illustrates the expropriation of five Jewish family homes …

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Nazi action against Jewish fashion shops

I write from Germany as a journalist, broadcaster and author with experience of some 85 pending restitution cases involving Jewish property and businesses within the Berlin fashion industry. Dina Gold’s book hits exactly the right note. I wholeheartedly endorse Michael Pinto-Duschinsky’s excellent article “Holocaust Survivors Are …

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