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January 5, 1997 | JOHN FELSTINER, John Felstiner teaches English and Jewish studies at Stanford University and is the author of "Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew" (Yale University Press)
"Thanks to France, anyway" is scrawled on a wall at the Drancy deportation center outside Paris in 1944--"Merci quand meme a la France." And elsewhere on the wall, in the hand of a 17-year-old: "Marcel Chetovy . . . arrived on the 1st, deported 31 July, in very very good spirits and hoping to return soon." He did not return. What do we know of the million Jewish children murdered by Nazis? How can we possibly "know" such a thing?
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January 5, 1997 | JOHN FELSTINER, John Felstiner teaches English and Jewish studies at Stanford University and is the author of "Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew" (Yale University Press)
"Thanks to France, anyway" is scrawled on a wall at the Drancy deportation center outside Paris in 1944--"Merci quand meme a la France." And elsewhere on the wall, in the hand of a 17-year-old: "Marcel Chetovy . . . arrived on the 1st, deported 31 July, in very very good spirits and hoping to return soon." He did not return. What do we know of the million Jewish children murdered by Nazis? How can we possibly "know" such a thing?
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January 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Syrian officials expelled French Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld after he sought to meet with Syrian President Hafez Assad to demand the extradition of a Nazi war criminal, Klarsfeld's wife, Beate, said. For years, the Klarsfelds have been tracking Alois Brunner, the right-hand man to Nazi SS chief Adolf Eichmann and now regarded as the most-wanted Nazi war criminal.
NEWS
June 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jacques Correze, who on Wednesday quit as head of French cosmetics giant L'Oreal's U.S. marketing arm amid a recurring scandal over his collaboration with Nazis, died of cancer only hours later, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. Correze, 79, entered a Paris hospital Wednesday morning and died from cancer of the pancreas during the night, said the spokeswoman for Cosmair Inc. "He was very sick and had been suffering a great deal.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nazi Hunter Asks U.S. to Ban L'Oreal Executive: Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld says he has asked U.S. officials to bar Jacques Correze, the head of French cosmetics giant l'Oreal's U.S. subsidiary from the United States for helping the Gestapo during World War II. In Washington, a Justice Department spokeswoman said it had received the request and would investigate the allegations. Correze has denied taking part in any operations against French Jews.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1991 | From Reuters
The chairman of Cosmair, the U.S. subsidiary of French cosmetics giant L'Oreal, said Wednesday that he had resigned after charges of Nazi collaboration in World War II. Jacques Correze, accused by Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld of helping the Gestapo evict Jews from their houses and shops in Paris in 1941, said in a statement that he felt obliged to offer his resignation to the board because the controversy risked damaging Cosmair Inc.
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June 25, 1986 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The French press is convinced that actress Farrah Fawcett is too sexy and frivolous to portray Nazi-hunter Beate Klarsfeld in a television movie, but Klarsfeld does not agree. Returning to Paris one recent afternoon from a trip to Vienna, where she protested against the alleged wartime activities of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, Klarsfeld expressed confidence in Fawcett.
NEWS
June 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jacques Correze, who on Wednesday quit as head of French cosmetics giant L'Oreal's U.S. marketing arm amid a recurring scandal over his collaboration with Nazis, died of cancer only hours later, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. Correze, 79, entered a Paris hospital Wednesday morning and died from cancer of the pancreas during the night, said the spokeswoman for Cosmair Inc. "He was very sick and had been suffering a great deal.
NEWS
January 11, 1989 | From Times wire services
France has asked Syria to extradite fugitive Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner from Damascus to France, where he is under a death sentence, the Foreign Ministry and Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld said today.
NEWS
October 31, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A French probe into the seizure of apartments from Jews sent to Nazi death camps in World War II should include the taking of the victims' money, jewels and other assets, Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld said. The Paris City Council halted a sale of apartments Monday after allegations that some of the city-owned dwellings, mainly in the medieval Marais area where many Jews live, may have been seized from Jews during the war.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1991 | From Reuters
The chairman of Cosmair, the U.S. subsidiary of French cosmetics giant L'Oreal, said Wednesday that he had resigned after charges of Nazi collaboration in World War II. Jacques Correze, accused by Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld of helping the Gestapo evict Jews from their houses and shops in Paris in 1941, said in a statement that he felt obliged to offer his resignation to the board because the controversy risked damaging Cosmair Inc.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nazi Hunter Asks U.S. to Ban L'Oreal Executive: Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld says he has asked U.S. officials to bar Jacques Correze, the head of French cosmetics giant l'Oreal's U.S. subsidiary from the United States for helping the Gestapo during World War II. In Washington, a Justice Department spokeswoman said it had received the request and would investigate the allegations. Correze has denied taking part in any operations against French Jews.
NEWS
January 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Syrian officials expelled French Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld after he sought to meet with Syrian President Hafez Assad to demand the extradition of a Nazi war criminal, Klarsfeld's wife, Beate, said. For years, the Klarsfelds have been tracking Alois Brunner, the right-hand man to Nazi SS chief Adolf Eichmann and now regarded as the most-wanted Nazi war criminal.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1986 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The French press is convinced that actress Farrah Fawcett is too sexy and frivolous to portray Nazi-hunter Beate Klarsfeld in a television movie, but Klarsfeld does not agree. Returning to Paris one recent afternoon from a trip to Vienna, where she protested against the alleged wartime activities of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, Klarsfeld expressed confidence in Fawcett.
NEWS
October 19, 1988
A former French Cabinet minister has been indicted for "crimes against humanity" for his alleged role in the deportation of Jews from southwest France during World War II, veteran Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld said. Maurice Papon, former budget minister under President Valery Giscard D'Estaing and Paris' longest-serving postwar police chief, was secretly indicted three months ago, but the charges were only revealed this week.
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