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September 25, 2015  RSS feed
Just a Nosh

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Dachau concentration camp housing homeless and refugees

Buildings that were part of an herb garden at the former Dachau concentration camp have been turned into housing for homeless people and refugees. The buildings are housing about 50 people, Dachau Mayor Florian Hartmann said Tuesday, Sept. 22, the French news agency AFP reported.

“These are the weakest members of society. This building has been burdened by history but can now take on a useful social role,” Hartmann said, according to AFP. It is not likely that any of the refugees are part of the most recent influx from Syria and elsewhere, according to the news agency.

Dachau is the second former Nazi concentration camp that is housing refugees. The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that Buchenwald was housing asylum seekers from African countries.

91-year-old woman charged as accessory to murder for SS work

A 91-year-old woman alleged to have been a Nazi SS member working in Auschwitz has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder.

German prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 21, that the woman, whose name was not disclosed, is accused of serving as a radio operator for the notorious extermination camp’s commandant for two months in 1944, The Associated Press reported.

The announcement came just days after a German court said it was waiting for medical clearance before trying another Auschwitz employee, Reinhold Hanning, 93, with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

SodaStream offers to bring Syrian refugees to Negev

JERUSALEM – The Israeli company SodaStream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert. SodaStream and the mayor of Rahat, which is near the home beverage maker’s factory, said they can absorb up to 200 families. Some 30 percent of the 1,100 workers at the factory live in the Bedouin city led by Mayor Talal Al-Krenawi.

“As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I refuse to stand by and observe this human tragedy unfold right across the border in Syria,” SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said in a statement. “The time has come for local business and municipal leaders to address the Syrian humanitarian crisis and take the initiative to help those in need.”

The Israeli government must approve the endeavor and so far, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected absorbing any Syrian refugees.


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