BERLIN — When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler's chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, she was only sure of one thing: she didn't want them. Despite determining they probably hadn't been looted from Jews during World War II, she wanted their legacy to somehow benefit others. So she huddled with friends around a rickety green table at her home-office in Berlin and came up with a plan to sell them and use the proceeds to support Jewish women's creative projects in Germany. In 1994, that became the Zurueckgeben foundation, a project for which Schramm is receiving an Obermayer German Jewish History Award on Monday. The honor was established by an American Jewish philanthropist to recognize the efforts of non-Jewish Germans to keep alive their nation's Jewish cultural past. The foundation's name translates as "return" or "give back" but also can mean "restitution," and Schramm said it was intentionally chosen to emphasize its … [Read more...] about Nazi’s paintings now fund foundation for Jews
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David Rising, Associated Press Updated 4:09 am CST, Monday, January 21, 2019 FILE - In this file photo dated Feb. 19, 1937, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, left, discusses plans for building a convention hall at Nuremberg with Lord Mayor Willy Liebel, centre, and Prof. Albert Speer, right, at Nuremberg, Germany. Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler’s chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, but she didn’t want them. Instead, Schramm sold them and used the money to start the Zurueckgeben foundation, translated to “return” or “give back”, for which she is receiving an Obermayer German Jewish History Award on Monday Jan. 21, 2019. less FILE - In this file photo dated Feb. 19, 1937, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, left, discusses plans for building a convention hall at Nuremberg with Lord Mayor Willy Liebel, centre, and Prof. Albert Speer, ... more … [Read more...] about Reinvented legacy: Nazi’s paintings fund foundation for Jews
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff July 28, 2018 Getting into Harvard requires top grades, impressive extracurricular pursuits, and a dynamic personality.But there’s another way in: the Z list.Never heard of it? That’s generally the way Harvard likes to keep it. Advertisement But according to filings in the recent affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard, the university’s records show that every year about 60 students — mostly white and well-connected — enter Harvard through what is called the Z list. There’s a catch, though: These applicants are required to defer the start of college for a year. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Universities across the country have their admissions … [Read more...] about How do you get into Harvard? For the lucky few, there’s the Z list.
NEW YORK - Lawyers for Jay-Z told a judge that the Securities and Exchange Commission has gone on a "celebrity hunt" by demanding the rapper submit to unlimited questioning beginning Friday about a company to which he sold his apparel business more than a decade ago. Jay-Z is concerned that the SEC's request is "driven more by governmental fascination with celebrity and headlines than by any proper investigative purpose," the lawyers wrote Monday in a submission at Manhattan federal court. They said he has agreed to appear for one day before the SEC, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Jay-Z, whose birth name is Shawn Carter, must appear before the SEC in Washington on Friday for a deposition of unlimited duration unless he can explain why it should not be required, U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardelphe wrote last week. The judge also set a hearing for Tuesday, though it was unclear whether Jay-Z will be there or just his lawyers. The SEC described Jay-Z, whose … [Read more...] about Jay-Z lawyers: SEC probe has become a “celebrity hunt”
It took hard work for JAY-Z to keep his marriage to Beyoncé afloat. The hip hop mogul — who opened up about his past infidelity last year following more than a year of fan speculation — says he and his wife put in major effort to overcome his past missteps, and he credits her for being "understanding" through it all. "Much like you, I have a beautiful wife who is understanding and knew that I'm not the worst of what I've done," JAY-Z told David Letterman during a wide-ranging interview on the latest episode of the "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction." "We did the hard work of going to therapy, and really we love each other so, we really put in the work, and for years," the rapper continued. "This music that I'm making now is a result of things that happened already and, like you, I like to believe that we're in a better place today but still working and communicating and growing." Beyoncé, Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy bid $19,000 at … [Read more...] about JAY-Z says it took ‘hard work’ for him and Beyoncé to move past his infidelity