FBI File on Holocaust Museum Shooter Reveals 1963 Incident

James von Brunn/facebook photo
James von Brunn/facebook photo
By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON –– It’s not particularly shocking. Nonetheless, it’s interesting that the FBI had a file on a 1963 incident involving James von Brunn, the man who killed a Holocaust museum guard in Washington  last June 10, according to the Associated Press.

Von Brunn, 88, died in January before he could go to trial.

The AP reports that it obtained FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act for von Brunn,who came to the FBI’s attention over a death threat in 1963 over a business dispute.

AP reported that a Greensboro, N.C. company official  told the FBI that von Brunn called  and threatened to kill him over not getting paid. The wire service reported that von Brunn admitted making the call, but denied threatening the person’s life. He was never prosecuted.

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