Auschwitz gas chambers survivor found murdered in NY apartment

Police arrest woman accused of killing 89-year-old Holocaust survivor in his Upper East Side home.

August 3, 2009 21:18
1 minute read.
Auschwitz gas chambers survivor found murdered in NY apartment

nyc survivor murder feliz brinkmann. (photo credit: Courtesy of Richard 'Bo' Dietl)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


New York City police officers have arrested a woman accused of killing an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor in his apartment on the Upper East Side. Guido Felix Brinkmann was found dead in his apartment on Thursday after he failed to show up for work as a building manager in the Bronx. Police found him lying facedown in his bed, his hands bound behind his back with a sheet. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office said he had been asphyxiated. On Sunday, police charged Angela Murray, 30, with murder and robbery in his death. According to investigators, Brinkmann's apartment had been ransacked and his car stolen, the Associated Press reported. The Honda Civic, with license plates reading FELIX B, was later found in the Bronx. After searching it for evidence, law officials focused on a man and a woman who went to Brinkmann's home late Thursday night. Investigators said Brinkmann frequently invited younger women home for sex, AP said. Brinkmann was the former owner of the Adam's Apple, a 1970's nightclub. During the Holocaust, he was sent to Auschwitz, where he said he evaded the gas chamber on four separate occasions. "Felix is one tough man who lived a life that people could only imagine going through," Richard Dietl, a private investigator and former police detective who was a friend of Brinkmann's since the 1970's, told The New York Times.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
October 15, 2018
UK's Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting first baby next year