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CHICAGO (JTA) -- A man accused of Nazi-era war crimes recently died in Chicago.

Joseph Guzulaitis was accused of participating in atrocities while a member of a Lithuanian police battalion during World War II. He also was an armed guard at the Majdanek concentration camp and guarded prisoners during a death march to Dachau in 1945, the U.S. Justice Department alleged.

Guzulaitis was arrested in 1945 in Germany but released in 1947 after paperwork was misplaced. He entered the United States in 1960 and became a citizen four years later.

Protesters call on U.S. to shut PLO offices

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Dozens of protesters piled signs condemning Palestinian terrorism on the doorstep of the Palestinian Liberation Organzation's mission to the United Nations, after the recent string of suicide bombings.

The demonstration, organized by the Coalition of Jewish Concerns-Amcha, included prayers for the victims of the latest attacks and calls on the Bush administration to close the PLO office in New York.

"Unless the PLO is expelled, New Yorkers are in danger," said Amcha president, Rabbi Avi Weiss.

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