James von Brunn, Alleged Holocaust Musem Shooter, Dead in Prison at Age 89

January 7, 2010

Von Brunn was a frequent commentor on Ron Paul’s website and was a registered Democrat. I’m shocked that Von Brunn didn’t get a hand shaking ceremony at the Obama White House. his tactics and philosophy is no different then the writing and activism of Abbas and Fatah.

James von Brunn, the 89-year-old St. Louis native and Washington University graduate who made headlines in June for storming the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and killing a security guard, has died in prison, according to several news reports.

Von Brunn died just before 1 p.m. today (noon CST), says an official at Butner federal prison in Butner, North Carolina. Von Brunn was in poor health and had a history of heart problems.

On June 10, he opened fire at the Holocaust National Museum and was injured in a firefight with security. A guard was killed and von Brunn was injured.

Von Brunn was awaiting trial for the murder of Stephen T. Johns, a black security guard who worked at the museum. In von Brunn’s car, investigators found a notebook with more racist messages, specifically one that read “Obama was created by Jews,” according to court documents.​Before the domain name expired, von Brunn operated the Holy Western Empire Web site, which was chock-full of anti-Semitic and racist essays penned by von Brunn.

As Chad Garrison reported in the days following the shooting, von Brunn was a native St. Louisan and was involved in student life at Washington University in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

[Von Brunn] got his undergraduate degree in journalism from Washington University where he attended from 1938 to 1943. While at the school von Brunn was president of the SAE fraternity and played on university’s football team. Now here’s the original speculation I published hours after the shootings…


James von Brunn, Alleged Holocaust Musem Shooter, Dead in Prison at Age 89

January 7, 2010

Von Brunn was a frequent commentor on Ron Paul’s website and was a registered Democrat. I’m shocked that Von Brunn didn’t get a hand shaking ceremony at the Obama White House. his tactics and philosophy is no different then the writing and activism of Abbas and Fatah.

James von Brunn, the 89-year-old St. Louis native and Washington University graduate who made headlines in June for storming the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and killing a security guard, has died in prison, according to several news reports.

Von Brunn died just before 1 p.m. today (noon CST), says an official at Butner federal prison in Butner, North Carolina. Von Brunn was in poor health and had a history of heart problems.

On June 10, he opened fire at the Holocaust National Museum and was injured in a firefight with security. A guard was killed and von Brunn was injured.

Von Brunn was awaiting trial for the murder of Stephen T. Johns, a black security guard who worked at the museum. In von Brunn’s car, investigators found a notebook with more racist messages, specifically one that read “Obama was created by Jews,” according to court documents.​Before the domain name expired, von Brunn operated the Holy Western Empire Web site, which was chock-full of anti-Semitic and racist essays penned by von Brunn.

As Chad Garrison reported in the days following the shooting, von Brunn was a native St. Louisan and was involved in student life at Washington University in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

[Von Brunn] got his undergraduate degree in journalism from Washington University where he attended from 1938 to 1943. While at the school von Brunn was president of the SAE fraternity and played on university’s football team. Now here’s the original speculation I published hours after the shootings…