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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 16, 2012.
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Ex-Mossad leader: Ahmadinejad targeted

Ex-Mossad leader: Ahmadinejad targeted

BERLIN, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The former Israeli Mossad agent who kidnapped Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina hinted the same fate may await Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 21, 2008.
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Swiss president: Gaffe was slip of tongue

Swiss president: Gaffe was slip of tongue

BERN, Switzerland, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The president of Switzerland says that a question that seemed to conflate a Nazi doctor with a right-wing Swiss leader was a lapse of memory.

Noted medical examiner Lukash dead at 86

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former New York medical examiner Dr. Leslie Lukash, known for identifying the remains of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, has died at the age of 86.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2007.

Museum, artist in tug-of-war over WWII art

FENTON, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A Felton, Calif., woman survived the Holocaust through her paintings and wants the museum in Poland where they're displayed to return them.

Former Paraguay ruler Stroessner dies

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Former Paraguay military dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled from 1954 until his ouster in 1989, has died in exile in Brazil at the age of 93.

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Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2006 with 193 to follow.
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Hunt is on for Nazi doctor Aribert Heim

BERLIN, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A fresh hunt is on in Germany for the sadistic Nazi concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim who killed thousands of Jews with brutal experiments.

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Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2005 with 193 to follow.
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The Angel of Death unrepentant to the end

SAO PAULO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The German doctor known as the Angel of Death for his part in the murders of hundreds of thousands of Jews during World War II was unrepentant to his end.
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Josef Mengele (16 March 1911 – 7 February 1979) was a German SS officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. He gained notoriety for being one of the SS physicians who supervised the selection of arriving transports of prisoners, determining who was to be killed and who was to become a forced laborer, and for performing human experiments on camp inmates, amongst whom Mengele was known as the Angel of Death.

In 1940, he was placed in the reserve medical corps, following which he served with the 5th SS Panzergrenadier Division Wiking. In 1942, he was wounded at the Russian front and was pronounced medically unfit for combat, and was then promoted to the rank of SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain). After the war, he became one of the most hunted of Nazi war criminals.

In 1943, Mengele replaced another doctor who had fallen ill at the Nazi extermination camp Birkenau. On May 24, 1943, he became medical officer of Auschwitz-Birkenau's "Gypsy camp". In August 1944, this camp was liquidated and all its inmates gassed. Subsequently Mengele became Chief Medical Officer of the main infirmary camp at Birkenau. He was not, though, the Chief Medical Officer of Auschwitz — superior to him was SS-Standortarzt (garrison physician) Eduard Wirths.

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