World Briefs: Stanford Digitizes Thousands of Pages of Nuremberg Trial Documents and more


Stanford Digitizes Thousands of Pages of Nuremberg Trial Documents, Available to Public
Stanford University digitized thousands of pages and documents from the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, which followed the defeat of the Nazis and the end of World War II in 1945, reported.

The archive is a collaboration with the library of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. It relied on funding from Taube Philanthropies and cataloging assistance from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“The idea is to present to the public, without any cost, information that is directly derived from these trials, directly derived from the prosecution of people who have committed crimes against humanity,” Michael Keller, a librarian at Stanford, told NBC’s Bay Area affiliate.

The Taube Archive of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, 1945-’46, includes a digital version of Nuremberg courtroom proceedings, films, audio recordings of the proceedings and about 250,000 pages of digitized English, French, German and Russian documents, according to its website.

The more than 9,900 items — searchable and viewable in digital form — include “evidence exhibits filed by the prosecution and the defense” and “documents of the Committee for the Investigation and Prosecution of Major War Criminals,” as well as the judgment.

Greece Arrests 2 Men Suspected of Planning Attacks on Jewish Sites in Athens
Greek authorities arrested two men on March 28 who were planning mass terrorist attacks on Jewish sites in Athens, including a Chabad outpost and a Jewish restaurant, reported.

The Mossad, Israel’s spy agency which contributed to the investigation, told the Associated Press that the men, who are Pakistani nationals, are also part of an Iranian terror network.

A third man is wanted for questioning. The group reportedly entered Greece from Turkey illegally four months ago.

“After the investigation of the suspects began in Greece, Mossad assisted in unraveling intelligence of the infrastructure, the methods of operation, and the connection to Iran,” the Israeli agency said in a statement.

In Greece, home to between 2,000 and 3,000 Jews, the attacks were believed to be imminent, officials said, noting that the suspects “had received final instructions” to carry them out. Police searched for the suspects in Athens, southern Greece and the island of Zakynthos.

Greg Weiner Becomes First Jewish President of a US Catholic University
When he was inaugurated as Assumption University’s 17th president on March 23, Greg Weiner reportedly became the first Jewish person to run a Catholic university in the United States, reported.

After serving in the role on an interim basis the prior year at the educational institution in Worcester, Mass., he was eventually nominated for the position.

Weiner, who earned a doctorate at Georgetown University, a Jesuit school, came to Assumption in 2011 as a professor in the political science department. In 2019, he became provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Weiner has authored four books on U.S. politics and history. He has also served as a non-resident senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute. He also worked on the Hill in Washington, including as communications director and press secretary to senators.

Raised Orthodox, he is an active member of a Conservative synagogue. His grandparents founded an Orthodox synagogue in Florida.

— Compiled by Andy Gotlieb

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