Advertisement
  1. Archive

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

DAVID McCALDEN, 39, a right-wing publisher and writer who denied that the Holocaust happened, died Oct. 15 in El Segundo, Calif. A spokesman for the El Segundo Police Department said Mr. McCalden died of complications from AIDS. His Institute of Historical Review in 1979 offered $50,000 to the first person who could prove a single Jew was gassed to death during World War II. Mel Mermelstein, a Long Beach, Calif., businessman who was prisoner A-4685 in Auschwitz, Poland, answered the challenge with documentation but said the Institute of Historical Review refused to pay him. He took the institute to court and won a $90,000 judgment. ZEPHANIA LEKOANE MOTHOPENG, 75, the president of the Pan-Africanist Congress, died Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, of chest and lung cancer complicated by pneumonia. The congress advocates the return of South Africa to its indigenous inhabitants. Its philosophy also envisions the African continent united in a single nation called Azania.

LOUIS ALTHUSSER, 72, a Marxist philosopher who helped inspire a student revolt in 1968, died Monday in a hospital south of Paris. He was best known for his provocative interpretations of the works of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Mao Tse-tung. His writing and teaching career ended suddenly in 1980 after he strangled his wife. For four years, he was confined in a hospital for the criminally insane.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement