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Dec 2000 Journal

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NEWS EXTRA

Wagner premiere

The first scheduled performance in Israel of Wagner’s music took place after an unsuccessful application by Holocaust survivors failed to persuade a judge to intervene.

Contentious bishop

Slovak Bishop Jan Vojtassak, who agreed to the deportation of his country’s Jews during World War II, has been proposed for beatification by the Pope. Research carried out by Israeli historians led to their protesting against the nomination.

French honour

Serge Klarsfeld, French Nazi hunter, lawyer and Holocaust writer, has been honoured by President Chirac with the rank of Officer in the Legion of Honour.

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