Victor Lewinski is a doctor and amateur photographer. He's taken pictures of some of the 650 Jews, mostly from Eastern Europe, who have immigrated to the northeastern German city of Rostock.
Israel's Genesis Award comes with $1 million to be donated to philanthropies of the laureate's choosing. It honors the actress' commitment to social causes and her connection to her Jewish roots.
The head of Austria's Jewish community has cautioned against forming a government with the right-wing Freedom Party. He warned that the party is still highly xenophobic despite its attempts to tone down its rhetoric.
British Foreign Secretary Balfour endorsed creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1917. It was a time shaped by ideas and empires long since gone. Yet a century later, arguing about Balfour is again in vogue.
The 15-year-old girl tried to stop her classmates from making anti-Semitic jokes and displaying Nazi symbols. The Dresden student was awarded for her courage in reporting her classmates to the police.
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