Holocaust survivor murdered

July 31, 2009 4:21:47 PM PDT
Police on the Upper East Side trying to figure out who murdered a holocaust survivor. "I think that that's what people need to know... this wasn't some 90-year-old man who got his head bashed in. He was remarkable," said celebrity private investigator Bo Dietl.

Dietl was a young NYPD cop 40 years ago when he first met the man he would later ask to become his son's godfather.

Felix Brinkmann was a survivor of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. His wife, whom he met there, died last year.

In the 70s, Brinkmann was the flashy club owner of the famed disco Adam's Apple on the East Side.

Dietl says he learned his work ethic from Brinkman, who at 90 still went to work every day running a Bronx real estate agency.

When Brinkmann didn't show up for work on Thursday, Dietl called 911. The building super at the luxury co-op at 435 East 65th Street found the 90-year-old face down in the bedroom. His head was bludgeoned and his hands were bound behind his back. Police sources believe he gave the doorman permission to let up a young woman and a man to the fourth floor who may have looked to rob his safe. Police say Brinkman's new Honda Civic with the vanity plate FELIXB is also missing from the co-op's garage.

Brinkmann He also owned the popular Adam's Apple disco the 1970s. More recently, he owned a real estate agency in the Bronx.


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