Skip to comments.Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies at 96
Posted on 09/20/2005 7:30:53 AM PDT by Braak
LOS ANGELES - Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down Nazi war criminals following World War II, then spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people, died Tuesday. He was 96. Wiesenthal died in his sleep at his home in Vienna, said Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. I think hell be remembered as the conscience of the Holocaust. In a way he became the permanent representative of the victims of the Holocaust, determined to bring the perpetrators of the greatest crime to justice,
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A hero is gone
RIP, Simon. You were right when the rest of the world was wrong.
A great man who refused to let evil men escape justice. RIP.
God Bless this man. The Kingdom of Heaven is celebrating his arrival, I am sure.
Hec will be missed..
You mde it possible for so many others to rest in peace.
Thanks Simon, hope you enjoy the reward that you earned so much in life.
Amen. Mr. Weisenthal was truly a remarkable man.
Farewell to a great and very brave man. His words, "justice, not veangence" should always be remembered as we fight the War on Terror.
He personally tracked down one of the sickest individuals in history - a woman named Hermine Braunsteiner.
Thank you, Simon, may you find the peace that your actions go greatly deserve.
I wonder how many people, particularly the young, realize how difficult Mr. Wiesenthal's task was. Many of these Nazis fled with sizeable amounts of money and other valuables (no doubt plundered from their victims) and it was with that money they were able to bribe government officials into silence, while at the same time, live quite well, sometimes under their real names. If I remember the Eichmann story correctly, Argentina repeatedly denied he was living there, even though there were numerous witnesses who could attest that he was. I think that was also true of Mengele and probably others.
I would have also thought that the UN would have taken more than a passing interest in Wiesenthal's work...maybe even put some pressure on Argentina and other countries to cough up these criminals...but I doubt that it did, ineffective collective of idiots that it is.
So rest in peace Mr. Wiesenthal. And thank you for your dedication and hard work in bringing these b&stards to justice.
Simon may your struggles in life will never be forgotten. You brought the evil to justice.