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September 20, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
The Vatican moved decisively Tuesday to improve strained relations between Roman Catholics and Jews, saying that a convent of Carmelite nuns at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland should indeed be relocated and offering to help pay the cost. Although there was no direct sign of it in a carefully worded statement issued by the Vatican press office, the action was tantamount to papal intervention in a dispute that had become an international embarrassment to the Vatican.
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December 30, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the slightly stooped old man held the official paper with some reverence, it was understandable. Duly stamped and dated by the regional authorities, the document did nothing less than give him back the name taken from him nearly four decades ago. Johann Kroll, German-born, German-bred and German still, was again officially a real person.
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December 30, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the slightly stooped old man held the official paper with some reverence, it was understandable. Duly stamped and dated by the regional authorities, the document did nothing less than give him back the name taken from him nearly four decades ago. Johann Kroll, German-born, German-bred and German still, was again officially a real person.
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September 20, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
The Vatican moved decisively Tuesday to improve strained relations between Roman Catholics and Jews, saying that a convent of Carmelite nuns at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland should indeed be relocated and offering to help pay the cost. Although there was no direct sign of it in a carefully worded statement issued by the Vatican press office, the action was tantamount to papal intervention in a dispute that had become an international embarrassment to the Vatican.
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