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RUTH A. SWARTZ,
age 89, of Southfield, for-
merly of Newton, Mass.,
and Boca Raton, Fla.,
died Feb. 16, 2007. Mrs.
Swartz was a registered
nurse and also a college
professor. She was active
in Hadassah and Jewish
She is survived by daughters and a son-
in-law, Toby and Dr. Alan Bulotsky, Ellen
Meisner; grandchildren, Amy and James
Berlin, Abby and Eric Kushner, Rebecca
and Robert Shearer, Monique and Todd
Weaver, Joshua and Sara Bulotsky, Rachel
and Eric Dinges; great-grandchildren,
Annabel and Miles Berlin, Caleb and
Rayna Kushner, Joseph, Jacob, Sofia and
Ari Bulotsky, Henry and Isaac Dinges,
Samuel Weaver, Hannah and Maxwell
Mrs. Swartz was the beloved wife of the
late Myrton Swartz, the dear mother of the
late Jerry Swartz; the devoted daughter of
the late Hyman and the late Bella Gold; the
cherished sister of the late Seymour and
the late Abraham Gold.
Interment in Florida. Contributions may
be directed to JARC-Jewish Association
for Residential Care, 30301 Northwestern
Hwy., suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI
48334. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
ANITA S. TUCKER,
66, of Brighton, died Feb.
She is survived by
her beloved husband,
mother, Irene Rodman
of Southfield; son and
and Holly Malone
of Riverside, Ill.; sister, Joan Rodman-
Smoller of Riverdale, N.Y.; grandchildren,
Nickolas and Benjamin Malone. Also sur-
vived by many loving family members and
friends. Anita was the dear daughter of the
late Joseph Rodman.
Contributions can be made to the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of
America, 1421 E. 12 Mile Rd., Madison
Heights, MI 48071. Phone: (248) 582-2900.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
French Nazi Collaborator
Paris/JTA—French Nazi collaborator
Maurice Papon has died. Papon, who
worked with German forces occupying
France during World War II and oversaw
the deportation to German Nazi death
camps of at least 1,500 of his Jewish
countrymen, succumbed Saturday, Feb. 17,
2007, to complications from heart surgery
in the Paris region. He was 96.
Papon evaded the postwar purge of Nazi
collaborators and rose through the ranks
of French politics to become a Cabinet
minister in 1978. But a few years later,
his wartime past was exposed, and he
was convicted in 1998 of crimes against
humanity and sentenced to 10 years in
The lawyer representing the families of
deported Jews was Arno Klarsfeld, the son
of famed Nazi hunter and lawyer Serge
Klarsfeld. Papon fled to Switzerland but
was extradited to France, where he was
jailed in 1999, winning an early release
three years later for health reasons.
Arno Klarsfeld, also the head of the
Association of Sons and Daughters of
Deported Jews in France, called Papon's
"What is important to us," he told Le
Figaro,"is his condemnation in Bordeaux
[which was] very symbolic because,
through him, the entire Vichy regime was
Yiddishist Mordkhe Schaechter
New York/JTA—Yiddish linguist Mordkhe
Schaechter died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007,
in New York after a long illness. A native of
Romania, Schaechter dedicated his life to
preserving Yiddish as a spoken language.
He taught at several New York-area
universities, was associate editor of
The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish
Language in the 1980s, and was associate
editor of The Language and Culture
Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, the New
York Times reported. Schaechter also
was connected to the YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research, serving variously as bib-
liographer, proofreader and editor of the
organization's journal, Yiddishe Shprakh,
and teaching in its Weinreich Program in
Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture,
a joint project with Columbia University.
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Congregation Beth Shalom
presents "Purim at Beth Shalom," such as Oznei Haman.
7:15 am, Sat, March 3, 2007
Event preceded by Minchah/
Congregation Beth Shalom
Ma'ariv services at 6:30 pm
14601 West Lincoln Rd,
in the Daily Chapel.
Traditional reading of the
Megillah follows at 7:05 pm.
Celebrate Purim with Beth Shalom.
Program features Megillah reading
Admission is free.
by congregation's teens and
costume parade with prizes
for adult's and children's costumes.
For reservations or more
View "Purim Shpeil," a play
by the Beth Shalom Players
call (248) 547-7970.
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