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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Thomas T. Johnson dies at 88; judge ruled that Holocaust was a fact

    Thomas T. Johnson dies at 88; judge ruled that Holocaust was a fact
    Retired Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Thomas T. Johnson, who in 1981 ruled that the Holocaust was "a fact and not reasonably subject to dispute," died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades home, said his son, Will. He...
  • Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim
    Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...
  • Moshe Landau dies at 99; Israeli jurist presided over Adolf Eichmann trial

    Moshe Landau dies at 99; Israeli jurist presided over Adolf Eichmann trial
    Respected Israeli jurist Moshe Landau, who fled Nazi Germany as a young man and later presided over the historic trial of captured war criminal Adolf Eichmann, died Sunday in Jerusalem after a heart attack. He was 99. The former Israeli Supreme Court...
  • Joe Lumer dies at 62; chief executive of L.A. parking lot firm

    Joe Lumer dies at 62; chief executive of L.A. parking lot firm
    Joe Lumer, who was born in a Holocaust-survivors camp in Germany and went on to run a sprawling parking-lot empire that includes 75 Joe's Auto Parks in downtown Los Angeles, drowned this week in Argentina. He was 62. Lumer, a Brentwood resident who was...
  • Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...
  • Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
  • Yitzhak Shamir dies at 96; former Israeli prime minister

    Yitzhak Shamir dies at 96; former Israeli prime minister
    JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
  • Elan Steinberg dies at 59; former head of World Jewish Congress

    Elan Steinberg dies at 59; former head of World Jewish Congress
    The son of Holocaust survivors, Elan Steinberg preferred to keep his family history private. But the fierce strategist and former leader of the World Jewish Congress was clearly motivated by it, according to observers, as he relentlessly pushed to...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig

    PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig
    Charles Jarrott Directed TV and film, including 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Charles Jarrott, 83, a British film and TV director best known for the Hal Wallis productions "Anne of the Thousand Days" and "Mary, Queen of Scots," died Friday at the Motion...
  • PASSINGS: Steve Bridges, Ronnie Montrose, Edna Milton Chadwell, Carl Q. Christol, Tina Strobos, Terri Dial

    PASSINGS: Steve Bridges, Ronnie Montrose, Edna Milton Chadwell, Carl Q. Christol, Tina Strobos, Terri Dial
    Steve Bridges Impersonator of George W. Bush Steve Bridges, 48, a comic actor and impersonator who was best known for his mimicry of President George W. Bush and appeared alongside the chief executive at the 2006 White House Correspondents Assn. dinner,...
  • Jack Tramiel dies at 83; founder of Commodore computers

    Jack Tramiel dies at 83; founder of Commodore computers
    Jack Tramiel, the tough and aggressive Commodore International founder who brought millions of people into the world of personal computers in the late 1970s and early '80s with his low-cost PCs, has died. He was 83. Tramiel, who lived in Monte Sereno,...
  • Yaffa Yarkoni dies at 86; Israeli singer

    Yaffa Yarkoni dies at 86; Israeli singer
    Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who entertained Israeli soldiers on the front lines for half a century and later reaped public censure for her outspoken criticism of the military's treatment of Palestinians, died Sundayof Alzheimer's disease in Tel Aviv. She...