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  • Former Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk dies at 91

    March 17, 2012 | 10:17 am

    John Demjanjuk, the Cleveland auto worker convicted as a death camp guard, died in a German nursing home.

    Demjanjuk, 91, died Saturday at an old-age home in southern Germany, where he was free while he appealed his conviction last year in the murder of 28,060 people at the Sobibor...

  • Museum launches fund to honor slain guard

    April 27, 2010 | 10:22 am

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has established an endowment fund in memory of a security guard slain there.

    Stephen Tyrone Johns was gunned down last June 10 by 88-year-old white supremacist James Wenneker von Brunn of Maryland during an attempted raid on the museum. Johns died...

  • Demjanjuk arrives in Germany

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 12, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    John Demjanjuk must be put on trial “as quickly as possible,” a German Jewish leader said.

    Demjanjuk, 89, arrived Tuesday in Germany to stand trial for war crimes committed during World War II. His trial is likely to be one of the last such cases stemming from the Nazi era.

    ...
  • Keep our shuls safe but still friendly

    September 17, 2008 | 9:25 pm

    "Open for us the gates at the time of their closing."

    Worshippers conclude their Yom Kippur prayers every year with this refrain -- a final supplication to be sealed in the Book of Life -- during the Neilah Shearim service that closes the holiday.

    Neilah Shearim, more commonly known...

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  • Boy proves key in getting grandparents into U.S.

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 4, 2008 | 2:28 am

    Tears ran down my face as my grandmother told an interviewer in Persian the story of her miraculous escape from Iran 25 years ago.

    I had heard portions of her story many times before, but this time, I was serving as her translator for an on-camera interview, and for the first time,...

  • Report from Beijing: Security, it’s not just for airports anymore

    By Alison Klayman

    August 13, 2008 | 1:35 am

    BEIJING (JTA)—Security checks no longer just for airports in Beijing

    Olympic security is no easy task. It’s not just about the sports venues — attention must be paid to the entire city’s infrastructure, hot spots and transportation systems.

    One of the transitions that I think...

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