This day in Jewish history / Col. Klink of 'Hogan's Heroes' dies
Actor Werner Klemperer was born in Germany to a Jewish father and fled as the Nazis rose to power. That didn't stop him from portraying a comical German commander on the hit TV show 'Hogan's Heroes.'
On December 6, 2000, actor Werner Klemperer died at the age of 80 in New York. The son of the distinguished Jewish-born, German orchestra conductor Otto Klemperer and singer Johanna Geisler, Werner Klemperer became almost a household name in the United States in the 1960s for his role as Col. Wilhelm Klink, commander of a German prisoner of war camp during World War II in the TV comedy series...
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