5 German firms each give 11 million to Holocaust memorial

BERLIN — Five well-known German companies, including the country’s only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial for the development of a facility to preserve, catalogue and store Holocaust-related artifacts.Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer said Tuesday that the club thought the project important to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany, as well as fighting anti-Semitism today.Daimler, railway operator Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank and Volkswagen are also donating to the construction of the “Shoah Heritage Collections Campus,” which is scheduled to open in 2021.The memorial has collected more than 210 million documents, 500,000 photographs, 131,000 survivor testimonies, 32,400 artifacts, and 11,500 works of art since it was established in 1953.The Associated Press read more

​How Tom Watsons championing of Nick sparked a major inquiry into a

Carl Beech, a narcissist, fantasist and now a convicted paedophile, must have been cock-a-hoop. Tom Watson, then a backbench MP and soon to be elected the Labour Party’s deputy leader, had granted Beech an audience. This was Beech’s opportunity to tell Mr Watson of the sexual abuse he had suffered at the hands of a murderous paedophile gang that had operated from the Palace of Westminster. The meeting would set in chain the perfect storm. Scotland Yard’s finest detectives would believe every word Beech told them of three murders and unimaginably depraved child sexual abuse committed by a gang that included a former prime minister and a home secretary, the ex-chiefs of MI5 and MI6, the former…