A Holocaust survivor from Brooklyn was killed when floodwaters swept away a Catskills motel. A Good Samaritan died trying to rescue a child from downed power lines.
When a rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck this week, it reminded many of the old Richter scale. Beno Gutenberg, a Jew who fled the Nazis, helped create the tool.
Larry Cohen cut his teeth in the antiwar and civil rights movements. The longtime union leader kept a low profile, until the giant strike at Verizon thrust him into the spotlight.
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