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Eliot "E.J." Safirstein

August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Eliot "E.J." Safirstein

Eliot "E.J." Safirstein, an award-winning playwright, died July 31 at the age of 39.

A childhood survivor of cancer, Safirstein wrote the 1988 John Cauble... read full article

  • Bruce Hochman

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bruce I. Hochman, a former president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, died Aug. 11 at the age of 72. Hochman, a tax attorney, founded the Beverly Hills firm of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez. He also elicited high praise for his commitment to charitable work...

  • Obituaries

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rebecca Amato Levy

    Rebecca Amato Levy, an oral historian, storyteller and matriarch in the Sephardic community, died Aug. 4 at the age of 89.

    Well-known for her 1986 memoir, "I Remember Rhodes," which detailed Sephardic life on the Mediterranean island before World War II, Levy was...

  • Author Mordecai Richler Dies at 70

    By Bram Eisenthal

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Mordecai Richler, a Canadian Jewish literary giant, died of cancer Monday. He was 70.

    Richler was known for his stories about Jewish life in his native Montreal. "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" and "Joshua Then and Now" are among his most famous works.

    "The Apprenticeship of...

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  • Obituaries:John J. Baer, 83

    By Tom Tugend

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    John J. Baer, an international lawyer and author, died March 3 at the age of 83, following treatment for pancreatic cancer. Born in Breslau, Germany, Baer chronicled his life under the Nazis and as a refugee in Latin America in his well-received book "Witness for a Generation."

    He...

  • Obituaries:Josif Kirtsman, 50

    By Tom Tugend

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Josif Kirtsman, 50

    Josif Kirtsman was born in 1951 in Odessa, Ukraine. His whole family planned to follow his aunt and uncle, who had emigrated to America in 1912. Moving to the United States was the family's dream for many years. At 6 years old, Josif realized that he was Jewish...

  • Page Dies

    By Tom Tugend

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Leopold Page, a Holocaust survivor who was the catalyst for both the movie "Schindler's List" and the book on which it was based, died March 9 at the age of 87.

    Born Leopold Pfefferberg in Crakow, Poland, Page served as an officer in the Polish army during World War II, was wounded,...

  • Stanley Kramer, 87

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Legendary filmmaker Stanley Earl Kramer, best known for films such as the classic western "High Noon," died on Feb. 19 of pneumonia. He was 87.

    Born in New York's Hell's Kitchen on Sept. 29, 1913, Kramer was among the pioneer independent producers, working outside the studio system...

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