Jeshajahu Weinberg, 81, a founding director of the U.S...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 05, 2000

Jeshajahu Weinberg, 81, a founding director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, who used his dramatic talents to tell the story of European Jewry, died Saturday in Jerusalem.

His creative vision is credited with giving visitors to the museum a glimpse of the reality in Nazi camps and Jewish ghettos in Europe during World War II. On display are more than 30,000 artifacts, including a railroad car used to transport Jews to camps.

His innovative work in the Tel Aviv and Washington museums helped earn him the 1999 Israel Prize for lifetime achievement, the most prestigious award the Jewish state bestows on its citizens.

Jacob Ghermezian, 97, who built a family business that owns the world's largest retail and entertainment mall, died Monday in Edmonton, Alberta.

Triple Five Corp., started by him at age 17, owns the West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest at about 5.3 million square feet. It includes an amusement park, a water park, a full-sized indoor skating rink and a deep-sea adventure area that houses dolphins.

Triple Five also holds a 22.5 percent stake in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., the largest mall in the United States.

Malcolm Denise, 86, who helped pioneer labor relations at Ford Motor Co. in its contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers, died Thursday in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Dick Pabich, 44, the political consultant who helped elect San Francisco's first openly homosexual supervisor, died of AIDS-related complications Saturday in San Francisco. He worked and campaigned for Harvey Milk and served as one of his aides. He later ran successful campaigns for Harry Britt, who was named to succeed Mr. Milk when he was assassinated in 1978.

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