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MUNICH (JTA) — Germany this week is abolishing a pricing law introduced by the Nazis to protect small shopkeepers against larger Jewish-run stores.

Under the Discount Law, passed in 1933, retailers could not offer price cuts other than in set winter and summer sales periods, and had to limit discounts to 3 percent.

The law's abolition is expected to help German stores compete with online retailers from around the world.

Following her Germany move, Schindler widow hospitalized

BERLIN (JTA) — The widow of Oskar Schindler is in critical condition at a hospital near here, coming on the heels of her move from Argentina to Germany.

The head of internal medicine at the hospital would not confirm reports that Emilie Schindler, 94, had suffered a stroke.

She is credited with helping her husband save hundreds of Jews from the Nazis, the subject of the Oscar-winning epic film "Schindler's List."

Argentine Jews commemorate AMIA bombing anniversary

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Some 5,000 people gathered here July 18 to mark the seventh anniversary of the bombing of a Jewish community center there.

Jewish leaders denounced Argentine officials, who have not yet found those responsible for the AMIA bombing, which killed 86 people and wounded about 300.

"Seven years have passed without justice, without answers, and death will continue to triumph over life as long as the criminals remain free," said Hugo Ostrower, the president of AMIA.