November 6, 1988 |
The Nazi persecution of the Jews entered a chapter of brutality 50 years ago this Wednesday with a night of terror that left 7,500 Jewish businesses and 177 synagogues demolished. Later known as Kristallnacht, or night of the broken glass, the violence touched virtually city and village in Germany. Rabbi emeritus Fred Susman of Beth Israel Synagogue at Fifth and Harmony Streets in Coatesville will speak about Kristallnacht and the Holocaust on Friday night at 8 p.m. during the regular Sabbath services.
March 24, 1991 |
Joseph H. Stalbaum, 76, who for three decades was chief executive officer of a Center City travel agency and was active in area community groups, died Friday at Hollywood Memorial Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. Stalbaum left Bartlett Tours when his family sold the business in 1986. He had spent the last few winters in Florida. In World War II, Mr. Stalbaum served in a battalion in Europe that liberated Nazi concentration camps. He was active for years in the Max Slepin Post of the American Legion.
August 27, 2013 |
Theodor Szehinskyj should have left the country long ago, federal officials say. It's been years since he lost his last deportation appeal. It's been more than a decade since he was ordered out in the first place - since he was accused of serving as a guard at Nazi concentration camps in Germany, Poland, and his native Ukraine. He remains under "a final order of removal," the Justice Department said Friday, and an organization that attempts to hunt down alleged Nazi war criminals recently placed him on its "most wanted" list.
September 2, 1992 |
WARSAW EX-COMMUNIST BOSS MURDERED A former Communist prime minister and his wife were found murdered today in their suburban home, his body showing signs of torture, police said. Piotr Jaroszewicz, who was 82, served as prime minister from 1970 until he was forced to resign in 1980 as a scapegoat for the country's economic woes and the rise of the Solidarity movement. Jaroszewicz was hanged and his body showed signs of torture, while his wife, Alicja Solska, was killed by a shot from a hunting rifle, the PAP news agency quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Piotr Szczypinski as saying.
May 19, 1999 |
Petro Mirchuk, 85, a historical author who survived Nazi concentration camps and lived to see his lifelong dream of an independent Ukraine, died Sunday at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia after a long illness. He lived in Fox Chase. Born in western Ukraine, Mr. Mirchuk first became active in the Ukrainian liberation movement as a youth and was imprisoned six times by Polish authorities for his activities. With the outbreak of World War II, he was arrested by the Gestapo along with other members of the Ukrainian anti-Nazi movement and spent four years in the camps, withering to 70 pounds before being liberated by American troops in 1945.
December 15, 2001 |
IF THERE EVER was a time when Americans should speak up on behalf of people in this country whose rights are being abridged, that time is now. I remember with tremendous sadness the statement of Martin Niemoller, a Lutheran minister in Berlin, after World War II as a warning of what can happen when people do not come to the defense of others. Niemoller said, "In Germany they came first for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
April 14, 1991 |
Ani ma-amin. I believe. Those words of faith about the coming of the Messiah were on the lips of many Jews as they died in Nazi concentration camps. "They recited them each day in their prayers," said Rabbi Eliott Perlstein, "and they recited them their last day as they were led to their death. They still believed. " Rabbi Perlstein read a prayer he wrote, "I believe," at an event marking the Holocaust attended by members of six Bucks County congregations and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
September 4, 1995 |
Fritz Nova, 80, whose escape from Nazi Germany planted a love of democracy that he tried to impart to his political science students at Villanova University, died Thursday at his home in Newville, Pa. He formerly lived in Berwyn. Born in Berlin, Mr. Nova narrowly escaped from Germany after the Nazis rose to power, then returned with the U.S. Army as an interrogator of Nazi war criminals and others. In an Inquirer interview in 1985, Mr. Nova recalled how an SS border guard let him cross the Austrian border to safety in 1936.
April 17, 2009 |
John Fox, 82, of Huntingdon Valley, a retired union official and a Holocaust survivor, died of cancer Wednesday at his daughter Lynne's home in Dresher. From 1981 until his retirement in 1999, Mr. Fox was manager of the Philadelphia joint board and international vice president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. He had worked for the union since becoming a business agent in 1966. Mr. Fox was born in Tuszyn, Poland. He was 11 in 1939 when the Germans invaded his homeland and forced him to work in a glass factory and in army stables.
November 10, 1997 |
As a child, Gerhard Vogel watched in horror as the Nazis burned synagogues and Jewish businesses in his native Germany. Yesterday, 59 years after he watched those flames, Vogel recalled them at a new museum designed to keep memories of the Holocaust alive. On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, a German word meaning "the night of shattered glass," Vogel and hundreds of others gathered to dedicate the Goodwin Holocaust Museum in Cherry Hill. "[The Holocaust] was the biggest mass murder and annihilation in the history of mankind," said Vogel.