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  • Former Nazi guard, Johann Breyer, denied bail in Philadelphia

    2 weeks ago

    A former Nazi concentration camp guard awaiting extradition to Germany has been denied bail by a U.S. judge in Philadelphia.

    Lawyers for Johann Breyer, 89, had sought his release before an Aug. 21 extradition hearing, arguing in court papers he suffered from dementia and other...

  • Philly man, 89, arrested for Nazi-era crimes

    June 18, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    An 89-year-old Philadelphia man, Johann Breyer, was arrested for abetting murder during his time as a Nazi guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

    Breyer, a retired toolmaker originally from Czechoslovakia who is also known by the first name John, appeared in court Wednesday, a day...

  • Oy vey: Holocaust Instagrams

    November 21, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Smiley selfies from Auschwitz and Buchenwald? They’re trending, apparently.

    Blogger Hektor Brehl, writing for the German version of Vice magazine, has a piece about the tendency of young travelers to post pics taken at Holocaust memorials in which they show off their new sneakers...

  • Julius Bendorf

    By Jane Ulman

    May 9, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    The morning stillness was shattered in the German village of Ober-Ramstadt, as people started running through the streets, crying out that the synagogue was burning. Julius Bendorf, 23, could see the flames from his house. Later, around 1 p.m., a group of men broke into his...

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  • Holocaust survivors in L.A.  are still struggling

    By Jane Ulman

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Joshua "Joe" Knobler used to go salsa dancing three times a week. He used to play cards with the guys every day. Now, 88, with both his health and finances failing, he sits home all day in his drab one-room apartment in Valley Village watching television.

    "Television is my life," he...

  • Israel Trip Reunites

    By Dina Kraft

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The two men walk as one -- in steady step, shoulder to shoulder, their words a torrent of Yiddish.

    There is much to catch up on since the former neighbors and schoolmates last met. That was more than 60 years ago, when the transports, fear and separations that characterized Jewish...

  • Evil

    By Michael Levine

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    My great-uncle, Jacques Graubart, came to town last weekend. Jacques, a fit and vigorous 79, has always been the superhero against whom I've measured my life. Jacques entered the Resistance when he was 19 and rowed hundreds of Jews to safety from occupied France into Switzerland. He...