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  • Accused Nazi war criminal dies in Australia

    SYDNEY, Australia, April 10 (JTA) – An Australian citizen who allegedly helped kill thousands of Jews during World War II died recently without ever facing trial. Jewish community leaders say the death of Karlis Ozols is a reminder of the failure of successive Australian governments to deal with alleged Nazi war criminals who immigrated to…

  • Latvia wants alleged war criminal extradited

    SYDNEY, Dec. 13 (JTA) – Responding to an extradition request from Latvia, Australian officials have detained a war crimes suspect allegedly involved in the deaths of up to 30,000 Jews during World War II. Officials on Wednesday arrested Konrad Kalejs and later released him, but they took his passport to prevent him from fleeing the…

  • Australian athletes tell of trauma after disaster

    SYDNEY, Australia, May 31 (JTA) — An Israeli legislator was in Australia this week to gather testimony for a Knesset inquiry into the fatal bridge collapse at the 1997 Maccabiah Games. Knesset member Eliezer Sandberg held hearings in Melbourne and Sydney, where Australian athletes testified about the injuries and trauma they suffered when the bridge…

  • Anti-Semitic author assigned to cover Holocaust trial

    SYDNEY, Australia, March 1 (JTA) — Australia’s Jewish community is outraged by a magazine’s decision to have a Holocaust revisionist cover a libel suit brought by another Holocaust revisionist. Helen Darville has been assigned to cover the case in London of revisionist David Irving’s suit against American academic Deborah Lipstadt. Darville, using the name “Helen…

  • Australian paper: Athletes fell into a `deadly cocktail’

    SYDNEY, Oct. 8 (JTA) – An analysis of water from the site of this summer’s Maccabiah Games bridge collapse in Israel has revealed that Australian team members “fell into a deadly cocktail of chemicals and pollutants,” according to tests conducted by an Australian newspaper. Barry Lyons, a director for WSL Consultants, which conducted the tests…