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
close Video Trump Foundation to dissolve under court supervision Charity established by the Trump family to shut down amid allegations of unlawful coordination with the campaign and improper charitable contributions. President Trump lashed out Wednesday at New York Democrats -- specifically, “sleazebag” former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman -- after he agreed to dissolve his charitable foundation amid a lawsuit alleging illegal conduct. The foundation was facing numerous accusations about misusing money. But Trump complained Wednesday that the same prosecutors never scrutinized the Clinton Foundation, claiming a "double standard." “The Trump Foundation has done great work and given away lots of money, both mine and others, to great charities over the years –with me taking NO fees, rent, salaries, etc. Now, as usual, I am getting slammed by Cuomo and the Dems in a long running civil lawsuit started by sleazebag AG Eric Schneiderman, who has … [Read more...] about Trump lashes out at New York AGs after foundation agrees to dissolve: ‘Double standard’
close Video Is Trump likely to win again in 2020? The Donald J. Trump Foundation agreed to dissolve “under judicial supervision” on Tuesday, as part of the New York State attorney general’s lawsuit against it alleging illegal conduct and “unlawful political coordination” to benefit President Trump's personal and business interests. Attorney General Barbara Underwood brought the suit against the Foundation in June, following a months-long investigation led by disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. On Tuesday, Underwood announced that, following a court decision in favor of the attorney general, the Foundation “signed a stipulation” agreeing to dissolve, distributing the remaining charitable assets of the Foundation “to reputable organizations approved” by her office. “Our petition detailed a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation – including unlawful … [Read more...] about Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve after lawsuit alleged ‘illegal conduct’
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.