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Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident, 1985

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Klinghoffer Family Papers

Identifier: P-1002

This collection contains papers of the Klinghoffer family related primarily to the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship, Leon Klinghoffer’s murder, and the aftermath of these events. Included are statements and speeches by Marilyn Klinghoffer, eulogies given at Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer’s funerals, clippings, video recordings, photographs, the flag that covered Leon Klinghoffer’s coffin, and other objects. Also included are papers related to the founding and ongoing activities of the Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer Memorial Foundation of the Anti-Defamation League. The bulk of the collection is made of condolences sent to the family. Among them are letters from Ronald and Nancy Reagan and other notable officials. Some personal papers from before 1985 are also included.

Dates: 1933-2014; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1986