March 15, 2009 |
It's rarely wise to compare someone to a legend. Inevitably, somebody is going to question the math. Yet as you read the first 200 pages of "Pain Killers," Jerry Stahl's second novel to follow the adventures of Manny Rupert -- a private eye with a drug problem -- it's difficult not to conjure up the work of the late Gregory Mcdonald and his creation Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher.
September 3, 2008 |
Israeli agents who kidnapped Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann from Argentina in 1960 also found the notorious death camp doctor Josef Mengele but let him get away, one of the operatives said. Rafi Eitan, 81, an Israeli Cabinet minister, said he and other Mossad agents found Mengele living in Buenos Aires. But they decided that trying to nab him would risk sabotaging the capture of Eichmann. Mengele died in 1979 in Brazil.
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August 23, 2007 |
Dr. Leslie Lukash, 86, a medical examiner who helped identify the remains of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele and studied the deaths of people who disappeared during Argentina's Dirty War, died of lymphoma Aug. 16 at a hospital on Long Island, N.Y. Chief medical examiner for New York's Nassau County for more than 40 years, Lukash was also a founder and former president of the National Assn. of Medical Examiners.
March 5, 2006 |
For years afterward, photographer Wilhelm Brasse saw them in his dreams -- emaciated Jewish girls herded naked in front of his camera at Auschwitz. Eventually, the dreams stopped. But he never took pictures again. "I didn't return to my profession, because those Jewish kids, and the naked Jewish girls, constantly flashed before my eyes," he said. "Even more so because I knew that later, after taking their pictures, they would just go to the gas."
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November 3, 2003 |
John T. Mengel, an electronics pioneer whose team took the first space photograph and who later became one of NASA's first employees, died of pneumonia Oct. 22 at a nursing home in Davis, Calif. He was 85. Mengel was head of the electronic instrument division at the Naval Research Laboratory on March 7, 1947, when he and his team shot the first photo ever taken from space at an altitude greater than 100 miles.
October 8, 1999 |
Does one of the most notorious war criminals of the Nazi era deserve his day in court and the right to a committed defense attorney? That question is asked and answered with a resounding, and disturbing, affirmative by the makers of "Nothing but the Truth," a courtroom thriller depicting the imagined prosecution of Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz doctor who sent as many as 400,000 people to their deaths and performed brutal experiments on the living.