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July 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A German company said it is willing to drop plans to build a supermarket on the site of the Ravensbrueck concentration camp, where nearly 100,000 women and children were killed by the Nazis. The Kaiser supermarket chain's construction project has outraged the Jewish community and has split the government of Brandenburg state. An official of the Tengelmann store group, which owns the chain, said it is willing to drop the project "without demanding compensation."
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July 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Authorities and a food chain agreed to scrap a nearly completed supermarket on the edge of the former Nazi concentration camp of Ravensbrueck after protests from Jewish groups and Holocaust survivors. Brandenburg Premier Manfred Stolpe said his state government will provide an alternative site for the store. From 40,000 to 90,000 prisoners from 20 European states died during World War II from forced labor, starvation, medical experiments and executions at the Ravensbrueck camp.
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July 19, 1991 | MARC FISHER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Despite strong protests from Holocaust survivors around the world, local German officials said Thursday they cannot prevent a supermarket from opening on the grounds of the Ravensbruck Nazi concentration camp north of here. But the supermarket chain and the state premier indicated Thursday night that they are having second thoughts about the project.
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July 19, 1991 | MARC FISHER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Despite strong protests from Holocaust survivors around the world, local German officials said Thursday they cannot prevent a supermarket from opening on the grounds of the Ravensbruck Nazi concentration camp north of here. But the supermarket chain and the state premier indicated Thursday night that they are having second thoughts about the project.
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April 28, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Germaine Tillion, 100, a celebrated anthropologist and French Resistance fighter during World War II, who wrote about her experiences in a Nazi camp, died April 19 at her home near Paris. Tillion -- who was sent in 1943 to the Nazi camp for women and children in Ravensbruck, Germany, for her work with France's underground network -- was the recipient of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, one of France's highest distinctions.
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May 6, 2005 | Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writer
Sixty years after the liberation of the Nazi death camps, some 2,000 people, many of them schoolchildren, gathered Thursday in Los Angeles's Pan Pacific Park to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. As with other recent Holocaust memorials, Thursday's was suffused with a sad urgency as the Jewish victims who survived the death camps dwindle in number. Nathan Shapell, 83, an Auschwitz survivor who helped build the Holocaust monument at the park, said Holocaust programs are a must.
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