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December 1, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout his adult life, Paul Grueninger was a marked man: Convicted by a Swiss court of illegally helping as many as 3,000 Austrian Jews cross into Switzerland and flee the gathering storm of World War II, he was cashiered from the national constabulary, evicted from his apartment, shunned by his community. Rumors flared that he had filched valuables from defenseless refugees and taken advantage of Jewish girls.
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December 1, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout his adult life, Paul Grueninger was a marked man: Convicted by a Swiss court of illegally helping as many as 3,000 Austrian Jews cross into Switzerland and flee the gathering storm of World War II, he was cashiered from the national constabulary, evicted from his apartment, shunned by his community. Rumors flared that he had filched valuables from defenseless refugees and taken advantage of Jewish girls.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990
In reply to Petru Popescu's article "Breaking With Precedent, a Nation Fights Its Past" (Opinion, June 24): The statement "Austria-Hungary occupied Transylvania until 1918" has to be refuted. Everyone who is even superficially acquainted with European history would know that Transylvania was part of Hungary for over a thousand years, precisely until June 4, 1920. Millions and millions of people were forced to leave their birthplace and even now the same thing is happening.
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August 11, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anny K. Maass, who headed the West Coast United Restitution Organization assisting Holocaust refugees for 45 years, has died. She was 89. Maass, who fled the Nazis only to lose both parents and her brother to Hitler's death camps, died July 23 in her Beverly Hills home. She served as director and manager of the Los Angeles-based restitution office from the time it was established in 1952 until last year when ill health forced her to step down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1997
Today in bustling Shanghai there is little evidence of the Jewish ghetto that existed on the edge of the city during World War II, a "restricted area" for refugees from Austria, Germany and Poland. But while the physical markings may be gone, the painful memories of squalor and fear remain. Jews who fled the Nazis in Europe before the outbreak of World War II found a place that would take them in, but little else.
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April 8, 1985 | ERIC MALNIC and RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Staff Writers
For 25 years now, controversy has swirled around L. Joe Bass--accusations of dishonesty, stories of an intemperate man on a personal power trip, entrenched behind a security screen of electronic surveillance gear and subordinates sworn to silence. But throughout those years, despite the complaints of critics--and the occasional probing of government investigative agencies--the religious leader has survived and prospered.
NEWS
December 18, 1990
Ahmed Fakhr, a career military officer who risked his life for Egypt in three wars, sat back in his chair and paused. The words were clearly difficult. "Fifteen years ago, I used to tell my two boys, if you leave this country and go work abroad, you are betraying your national cause. Stay here. Develop Egypt. The government paid for your health care, for your education. Stay here ." Fakhr sighed, then shrugged. "Today, I am preparing my two boys to emigrate," he said.
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September 13, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Moving to abate a growing political crisis, the Communist regime of East Germany on Tuesday demanded that Hungary curb the tide of East Germans crossing the border to the West as refugees continued to arrive at camps here and elsewhere. "East Germany expects Hungary immediately to take back its unilateral decision to suspend parts of the agreement on visa-free travel," said an official protest to the Hungarian government whose text was reported by the state-run ADN news agency.
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August 9, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
From the moment she saw that supermarkets in this capital overflowed with food and that people didn't cringe automatically when police appeared, May Li began mulling the idea over in her mind. Li, who is afraid to disclose her real name or nationality for fear of reprisal, is an exchange student from a Communist country in the Far East. Here in socialist Hungary, she is learning technical skills desperately needed by her developing nation. But 30-year-old Li has other plans.
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