Yochanan Meroz, Israel’s second ambassador to West Germany, died recently at 86. Meroz died in late April, the European Jewish Press reported. Born in Berlin, Meroz was appointed to Bonn in 1974, less than a decade after Israel and West Germany forged diplomatic relations and two years after the Munich Olympics massacre. During his tenure, he fought to change Germany’s statute of limitations on murder, a law he felt benefited aging Nazis.
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