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Athens Massacre Victim Was Jewish

Elbert Kersen, one of the three persons killed by Arab terrorists Sunday during their attack in the Athens Airport, was an Orthodox Jew. His wife arrived here and asked the local rabbinate to make arrangements for the Orthodox Jewish ritual prior to transferring her husband’s coffin back to the United States. Kersen, 53, of Union, N.J., was a plumbing contractor. His wife, Kate, had been among the injured and left the hospital to make arrangements with the rabbinate. Meanwhile, the third victim of the massacre was identified as Wolfgang Ullhofen, a 41-year-old lawyer from Austria who was returning to Vienna after a vacation. The other person killed was Mrs. Jeannie Salandi, 23, of Highland Park, N.J.