Obituary

  • Nazi Linnas Dies in USSR

    Accused Nazi war criminal Karl Linnas died Thursday of heart failure following surgery in a Leningrad hospital, according to the Soviet news agency TASS. The 67-year-old Linnas, a native of Estonia who had lived in Greenlawn, NY, for 30 years, was deported April 20 to the USSR, where he was sentenced to death in absentia… More ▸

  • Soviet Cancer Patient Refusenik Dies After His Arrival in Vienna

    Soviet cancer patient Yuri Shpeizman died Sunday in Vienna. The ten-year refusenik succumbed to cardiac arrest immediately after his arrival in Vienna after being released from the Soviet Union. Shpeizman was en route to Israel with his wife, Nelly, to be reunited with their daughter, Rita Levin of Jerusalem, who campaigned for her father’s emigration…. More ▸

  • Rebbe of Lelov Dies in Bnei Brak

    Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Biderman, the Rebbe of Lelov, died in Bnei Brak this week and was buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Although the Hasidic sect he led was small, he was admired in Israel and abroad for his long and fervent worship. The Rebbe was born in Jerusalem around the turn of… More ▸

  • Egyptian Jew Who Hid in a Cellar for 22 Years Dies at Age 82

    Cesar Yaacov Douek, an Egyptian Jew who hid in a cellar for 22 years, died in Cairo Sunday at the age of 82, Israel Radio reported. Douek went into hiding in 1957 when then Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser ordered Jews expelled from Egypt in the aftermath of the Sinai campaign. He concealed himself in… More ▸

  • Israeli Officer Dies of Wounds in Lebanon

    An Israeli army officer died last night of wounds he suffered yester-day in Lebanon, a military spokesman announced this morning. The name and rank of the deceased was not immediately released. The spokesman said he was one of two soldiers wounded when their vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire near Kfar Sil, a village… More ▸

  • Yeshiva Student Wounded in Hebron Terrorist Attack Dies of His Wounds

    The terrorist ambush in Hebron claimed its sixth fatality last night when Hanan Kroitheimer, 20, died of his wounds at Hadassah Hospital. Like several of the other victims, Kroitheimer was a student at the Hesder Yeshiva in Kiryat Arba where he combined religious studies with military training. According to a hospital bulletin, the condition of… More ▸

  • Ex-nazi Dies in Prison

    Joseph Kotaella, one of three Nazi war criminals still imprisoned in Holland, died at Breda prison today at the age of 71. A German by birth, he was, as deputy commandant of the Amersfoort concentration camp during World War II, responsible for mass murder and countless other atrocities. Kotaella was sentenced to death after the… More ▸