Of Mercy, Fame--And Hate Mail

Dubious rewards for the guard who uncovered the Holocaust bank accounts

And for the righteous gentiles, may your mercies be heaped upon them, O Lord. --Hebrew prayer

The mercies bestowed upon the righteous gentile are mixed blessings. He jets into Southern California from New Jersey on a Friday midnight. By Monday morning he must be back at his doorman post in downtown Manhattan. But meantime, as he steps forward to give a speech here at Whittier Law School, some 200 attorneys, historians, journalists and government officials rise to applaud. An elderly lady grasps his hand, murmuring, "God bless you." A student asks for his autograph. And then, in broken English, the...

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