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Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies at 96
MSNBC ^ | 9/20/2005 | Associated Press

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 he’ll 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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TOPICS: Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ca; nazi; obituaries; simonwiesenthal
Thanks Simon, hope you enjoy the reward that you earned so much in life.
1 posted on 09/20/2005 7:30:54 AM PDT by Braak
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To: Braak

A hero is gone


2 posted on 09/20/2005 7:32:20 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: Braak

3 posted on 09/20/2005 7:33:05 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: Braak

RIP, Simon. You were right when the rest of the world was wrong.


4 posted on 09/20/2005 7:33:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: xzins

Shalom.


5 posted on 09/20/2005 7:34:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Peanut Gallery; SAMWolf; vox_PL

ping


6 posted on 09/20/2005 7:41:29 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (As an Engineer, you too can control the awesome power of the Ductalator.)
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To: Braak

A great man who refused to let evil men escape justice. RIP.


7 posted on 09/20/2005 7:41:33 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Braak

God Bless this man. The Kingdom of Heaven is celebrating his arrival, I am sure.


8 posted on 09/20/2005 7:45:25 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: Braak
He is a symbol of how appeasement and arrogance on the part of europe led to the deaths of 60 million people. It seems europe is determined to make those same mistakes again.

Shalom Simon..
9 posted on 09/20/2005 7:47:35 AM PDT by SunKingMCD
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To: richmwill

Hec will be missed..


10 posted on 09/20/2005 7:49:05 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Braak
Rest In Peace

You mde it possible for so many others to rest in peace.

11 posted on 09/20/2005 7:50:17 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: Braak

Thanks Simon, hope you enjoy the reward that you earned so much in life.

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Amen. Mr. Weisenthal was truly a remarkable man.


12 posted on 09/20/2005 7:56:38 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Braak

Farewell to a great and very brave man. His words, "justice, not veangence" should always be remembered as we fight the War on Terror.


14 posted on 09/20/2005 8:33:25 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Bring back Modernman!)
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To: Braak

He personally tracked down one of the sickest individuals in history - a woman named Hermine Braunsteiner.


15 posted on 09/20/2005 8:38:43 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: Braak

Thank you, Simon, may you find the peace that your actions go greatly deserve.


16 posted on 09/20/2005 8:43:39 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.")
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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.


17 posted on 09/20/2005 9:23:39 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Owl_Eagle

Simon may your struggles in life will never be forgotten. You brought the evil to justice.


18 posted on 09/20/2005 9:31:26 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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Does anyone else think that Simon Wiesenthal deserves the same kind of state funeral that Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II got? Who should give it? Who would attend?

-PJ

19 posted on 09/20/2005 7:18:50 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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