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Media Reports - 2003
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  • BBC NEWS | Business | Former Zyklon-B maker goes bust
    The German company which produced the poison gas used in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War is to file for bankruptcy.
    by Jonathan Charles
    BBC Europe correspondent
    Monday, 10 November, 2003, 12:57 GMT
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • IG Farben (Aventis, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, and Bayer AG) (Germany)

  • BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Nazi row hits Holocaust memorial
    A company which supplied poison gas to the Nazis is stopped from working on a Holocaust memorial.
    Monday, 27 October, 2003, 21:48 GMT
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Degesch (now Detia Degesch GmbH) (Germany)
    • Degussa AG (Germany)

  • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Christie's denies Nazi cover-up
    Auction house Christie's denies reports it covered up the Nazi past of a painting it offered for sale.
    Friday, 24 October, 2003, 13:58 GMT 14:58 UK
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Christie's (UK)

  • Christie's hid Nazi past of painting
    Auction house could face legal action from family of original Jewish owners who died in Auschwitz. Nils Pratley on the trail of a work of art sold in Berlin in 1937
    Friday October 24, 2003
    The Guardian
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Christie's (UK)
    • Gerhard Harms

  • Nazi Chemical Giant Declares Bankruptcy | Business & Economics | Deutsche Welle | 10.11.2003
    The infamous Nazi poison-gas manufacturer IG Farben is insolvent, possibly leaving thousands of former forced laborers trying to claim compensation out in the cold.
    ... After World War II, the Allies stripped the firm of most of its assets, which were transferred to the three chemical firms Bayer, Hoechst (now Aventis) and BASF. Since then IG Farben's legal successor has been in the process of being liquidated, while its stocks continue to be traded.
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • IG Farben (Aventis, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, and Bayer AG) (Germany)
      • Aventis (formerly part of IG Farben) (Germany)
      • BASF (BASF Aktiengesellschaft) (formerly part of IG Farben) (Germany)
      • Bayer AG (formerly part of IG Farben) (Germany)
      • Hoechst (now Aventis) (formerly part of IG Farben) (Germany)

  • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Peer intervenes in Nazi art row
    A British peer campaigns in Austria for the return of a painting stolen from a British family in World War II.
    Monday, 11 August, 2003, 11:46 GMT 12:46 UK
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Sotheby's Holdings, Inc.

  • [PDF] TRADING WITH THE ENEMY: Holocaust Restitution, The United States Government, and American Industry
    by Michael J. Bazyler & Amber L. Fitzgerald
    June 24, 2003
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Eastman Kodak Company (USA)
    • Ford Motor Company (USA)
    • IBM (International Business Machines) (USA)
    • J. P. Morgan Chase & Company (USA)
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  • BBC - BBC Four Documentaries - DEATH MARCH: A SURVIVOR'S STORY
    A 75-year-old Holocaust survivor retraces the steps of her 'death march' - a 1000 mile trek from Auschwitz to East Germany
    Saturday 9 August 2003 7pm-8pm; 12.30am-1.30am

  • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Family demands return of 'looted' art
    A British family presses Austria to return a painting they say was stolen by Nazis during World War II.
    Monday, 4 August, 2003, 11:51 GMT 12:51 UK
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Sotheby's Holdings, Inc.

  • AJC Criticizes Washington Hotel for Playing Host to Neo-Nazi Group
    June 19, 2003
    The American Jewish Committee
    - WASHINGTON -- The American Jewish Committee sharply criticized the Crowne Plaza Hotel, National Airport, and its parent company, The InterContinental Hotels Group, for agreeing to host this weekend's conference of the Barnes Review, a neo- Nazi group.

    "Meetings of racist groups like the Barnes Review belong in dark corners and back alleys, not major hotel facilities," said David Bernstein, Washington Area Director of the American Jewish Committee.

    "We urge Washington area hotels to develop policies about which kind of organizations they will and will not invite into their facilities in the future," he said.

    For two consecutive years, Washington area hotels, the Holiday Inn on New Jersey Avenue and the Crowne Plaza Hotel, National Airport, have agreed to host the annual conference of this organization.

    The Barnes Review is a well known white supremacist group that promotes Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic and racist doctrines. The group's conferences have been a virtual who's who of American and international racists. The Barnes Review most recently promoted and distributed long-time white supremacist David Duke's newest anti-Semitic book.

    "Hotels are under no obligation to host such groups," Bernstein pointed out. "They have the right to refuse to hold conferences and meetings of groups that promote hatred and genocide," Bernstein said. "Do these well respected Hotel chains really want their guests to be dining along side of neo-Nazis attending hate conferences?"

    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • The InterContinental Hotels Group

  • The Detroit Jewish News - "Return Unto Zion"
    by Yosef Cohen
    The Holocaust did not end with Hitler's ovens, but continues in a new form appearing on the buses of Israel's cities, at a wedding, a holiday or Sabbath festivity, and many other places throughout Israel in the form of terrorist suicide mass murderers...
    Friday, 25 April, 2003

  • The Jewish Press - "Time To Leave The 1920's Behind Us"
    by Yosef Cohen
    The Jewish people were silent during the early 1920's when anti-Semitism was spawned by Henry Ford in his Dearborn Independent newspaper. Ford's articles inspired a young Adolf Hitler and helped pave the road to the Holocaust. A compilation of Ford's articles was later published in book form, and to this day The International Jew - The World's Foremost Problem continues to inculcate hatred of Jews.
    Friday, 11 April, 2003
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Ford Motor Company (USA)

  • BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Yahoo boss cleared over Nazi sales
    The former head of internet giant Yahoo is cleared in France of illegally selling Nazi memorabilia on the website.
    Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, 18:16 GMT
    Company names appearing in this article are:
    • Yahoo!

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