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In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Chaim Erez, left, Zvi Kan-Tor, center, and Yitzhak Arad stood inside the unfinished museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans, in Latrun, Israel. Arad, a Holocaust survivor and scholar who was the director of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial for more than two decades, has died at the age of 94.

Holocaust survivor Yitzhak Arad, who led Yad Vashem memorial, dies at 94

Yitzhak Arad’s parents were among the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. He managed to escape and joined the Soviet partisans in 1943, at the age of 16. He remained with them until the end of the war, fighting the Nazis in Belarus and Lithuania.

Michelangelo Lovelace, artist of city life in Cleveland, dies at 60

An artist whose poignant sketches of people he cared for as a nursing home aide and whose bold paintings of urban Black life gained increasing attention and critical praise late in his life, Michelangelo Lovelace drew distinctive cityscapes of his hometown.

Edmond Freeman, newspaper publisher who shook up 1960s Arkansas, dies at 94

Edmond Freeman, a small-city Arkansas newspaper publisher whose principled editorials and ambitious news coverage influenced the course of race relations, politics and wilderness conservation, died May 3 at his home in Little Rock. He was 94.

A photo provided via Theatre Calgary of Sharon Pollock circa 2017.

Sharon Pollock, playwright who explored Canada’s identity, dies at 85

Sharon Pollock, an oft-produced Canadian playwright who was known for works that explored Canadian history and identity at a time when few of her contemporaries were doing so, died April 22 at her home in Calgary, Alberta. She was 85.

James Serritella, counselor in church sex abuse crisis, dies at 78

James R. Serritella, a onetime seminarian who as counsel to four cardinals overseeing the Archdiocese of Chicago encouraged them and eventually the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to bar priests credibly accused of sexually abusing children, died April 23 in Chicago. He was 78.

David Swensen, chief investment officer of the Yale University Investments Office, speaks at the John C. Bogle Legacy Forum in New York.

Yale endowment chief David Swensen dies at 67

David Swensen, the chief investment officer at Yale University who helped revolutionize how college endowments are managed, has died.

Mr. d'Amboise demonstrated a jump amid his young students backstage at New York's Lincoln Center in 1965.

Jacques d’Amboise, exuberant dancer, choreographer, and educator, dies at 86

Mr. d’Amboise was 15 when he joined the New York City Ballet.

Martin Bookspan, radio announcer for WQXR, posed in the radio booth backstage in the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, ca. July 1960.

Martin Bookspan, broadcaster who brought classical music from concert halls into the home, dies at 94

Martin Bookspan, a radio and television announcer known to millions of classical music aficionados as the voice of the New York Philharmonic and the PBS series “Live From Lincoln Center,” died April 29 at his home in Aventura, Fla. He was 94.