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BESSY PUPKO, 99, who spent 50 years finding witnesses to Nazi war crimes, died July 26 in New York City. Until a few years ago, she worked for the World Jewish Congress, searching for people willing to testify at trials in West Germany and the United States. Miss Pupko, who lost much of her family in the Holocaust, kept the names of Holocaust survivors on cards in endless file boxes in her midtown Manhattan office and placed small ads in Yiddish newspapers asking witnesses to come forward. "I don't know of any non-governmental person who has done more important work to facilitate Nazi investigations around the world," said Eli Rosenbaum, director of Special Investigations for the U.S. Justice Department.

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