Gideon Hausner, 75, who prosecuted Nazi war criminal Adolf...

Deaths elsewhere

November 18, 1990

Gideon Hausner, 75, who prosecuted Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann as Israeli attorney general, died Thursday in Jerusalem. He had been hospitalized for the past three months in Jerusalem, but his family declined to give the cause of death. Mr. Hausner became a world figure during the 1961-1962 trial, which ended with Eichmann's conviction and hanging for his role in murdering millions of Jews. Mr. Hausner later became chairman of Yad Vashem, the national monument and documentation center of the Holocaust. In 1965, he went into politics for the Independent Liberals, a small centrist party, and served four terms in Parliament. He was a minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin for three years.

Adolf Rudnicki, 78, a leading Polish writer and essayist known for his complex characters and his depictions of Jews during the Holocaust, died Wednesday in Warsaw. Mr. Rudnicki's works were translated into English, French, Hebrew, German and Russian.

Joseph E. Attles, 88, an actor whose career on Broadway spanned 50 years, died Oct. 29 of prostate cancer at his home in Charleston, S.C. Mr.Attles first appeared on Broadway in "Blackbirds of 1928" with Ethel Waters. In 1952 he took a leave from his job as a dining-car waiter for the Pennsylvania Railroad to replace Cab Calloway as Sportin' Life in "Porgy and Bess." Mr. Attles also appeared in "Do Lord Remember Me," "Jericho-Jim Crow," "Tambourines to Glory," "La Belle Helene," "The Reckoning" and "John Henry," which starred Paul Robeson. He retired in 1980 after working in "Bubbling Brown Sugar."

Princess Mahine Banou Qajar, 90, a member of the ruling family of Iran in the mid-1920s, died Nov. 10 of heart failure at D'Huys Hospital in Paris, where she lived. Princess Mahine was born Sept. 15, 1900, at the Golestan Palace in Tehran. In 1922, she married Crown Prince Mohammed Hassan, whose father was deposed in 1925 by Shah Riza Pahlevi. She left Iran in 1980 after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini came to power.

Leo Gross, 87, a scholar in international law who taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University for four decades, died of pneumonia Nov. 8 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He was born in Austria-Hungary and earned a doctoral degree in political science

from the University of Vienna. He came to the United States in 1930 as a Rockefeller Fellow and received a law degree from Harvard University in 1931.

Benjamin Clapp, 96, an engineer who helped develop television in the mid-1920s, died Nov. 12 of a heart attack at his home in Warlingham, England. Mr. Clapp worked closely with John Logie Baird, a Scot who was one of the pioneers of television. In February 1928 he took part in the first trans-Atlantic transmission of television pictures, from Covent Garden in England to Hartsdale, N.Y.

Col. Ezra Kotcher, the first director of the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, died Nov. 8 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif. Colonel Kotcher, who lived in Oakland and was 87, died of a heart attack, his family said. During and after World War II, as an officer in the Air Materiel Command, he helped to perfect in-flight fueling.

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