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  • Simon Wiesenthal Center Calls on Obama to Condemn Muslim Brotherhood

    10/14/2012 5:55:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/12 | William Bigelow
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is calling on President Obama to publicly condemn the anti-Semitic call for jihad against Israel by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohammed Badie. The SWC also called for Obama to cut off all contact with the Muslim Brotherhood until the threat is retracted. Al Ahram, Egypt’s largest newspaper, reported Badie’s speech in which he said: "The Jews … have spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profane holy places, including their own." Badie urged Muslims to confront Israel “through holy jihad, high sacrifices and all forms of resistance …...
  • Controversy Arises Over LDS Practice of Baptisms for the Dead

    02/15/2012 8:49:06 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 33 replies
    Fox13Now.com ^ | Moni Basu, CNN, and Fox 13 Web Staff
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has apologized for "a serious breach of protocol" in which the parents of the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized as Mormons.
  • Malmö mayor in new 'anti-Semitism' row

    03/18/2011 7:47:05 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 5 replies
    www.thelocal.com ^ | 2011/03/18 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    The conflict between the US-based Wiesenthal Center and Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu has taken another acrimonious turn after he was accused of anti-Semitism and echoing "conspiracy theories against Jews in the 1930s". Following a five-day visit to Malmö in southern Sweden, one of the Wiesenthal Centre's representatives, Dr. Shimon Samuels, has penned a letter in which he forwards strongly worded criticism of Reepalu, according to the local Sydsvenskan daily. Samuels has taken offence over Reepalu's comments after Monday's meeting in which he said the responsibility for policing was a matter for the police and the justice ministry in Stockholm. One...
  • Nazi hunter Zuroff on trial for libel

    10/15/2010 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 17 replies
    JTA ^ | 10/13/10 | Staff
    Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff is fighting libel charges filed by an alleged war criminal in Hungary. The case, being heard in a Budapest courtroom, began Oct. 8 and is scheduled to continue through a final hearing Dec. 16.It is likely the first time that a man under investigation for mass murder has sued his accusers, Zuroff told JTA. Zuroff, who has been searching for Nazi war criminals under the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Operation Last Chance program, submitted documents to the Hungarian authorities in August 2006 to prove that Sandor Kepiro, while serving as a Hungarian gendarmerie officer in World War...
  • Militant and hate group Internet use grows: report (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, up 20% in past year)

    03/15/2010 12:31:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 567+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/10 | Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by militant and hate groups grew by almost 20 percent in the past year, a report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center found on Monday. The study, using research by the center and tips from the public, found more than 11,500 social networks, websites, forums and blogs promoting violence, anti-Semitism, homophobia, hate music and "terrorism," an increase from 10,000 last year. "The numbers are probably, at the end of the day, multiples of that," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the center's associate dean who has been...
  • Wiesenthal Center shocked at pope Pius sainthood moves

    12/22/2009 11:22:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies · 826+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/21/2009
    The founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center voiced dismay and disappointment Monday at weekend Vatican moves to raise controversial wartime pope Pius XII to sainthood. The Vatican sparked anger in Jewish communities worldwide with moves to nudge Pius -- whose beatification process was launched in 1967 -- closer to sainthood, its ultimate honor. The Catholic Church argues that Pius saved many Jews who were hidden away in religious institutions, and that his silence during the Holocaust -- when millions of Jews were exterminated by Germany's Nazi regime -- was born out of a wish to avoid aggravating their situation. But...
  • Islamist Terror Group Complains About Simon Wiesenthal Center

    05/26/2009 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 230+ views
    Seattle Times/The Lid ^ | 5/26/09 | The Lid
    In one corner you have the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance (the Wiesenthal Center’s educational arm). The museum teaches people to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. The Seattle Police department has contracted the center's professional development programs which include Tools for Tolerance, Teaching Steps to Tolerance, Task Force Against Hate, National Institute Against Hate Crimes, and How Not to Racial profile. In the other corner you have the domestic terror group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The FBI has proven CAIR to be involved with the terrorist group...
  • Hate goes viral on social network sites: group

    05/13/2009 2:37:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 1,077+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/09 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Militants and hate groups increasingly use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube as propaganda tools to recruit new members, according to a report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The report released on Wednesday noted a 25 percent rise in the past year in the number of "problematic" social networking groups on the Internet. The report was based on "over 10,000 problematic Web sites, social networking groups, portals, blogs, chat rooms, videos and hate games on the Internet which promote racial violence, anti-semitism, homophobia, hate music and terrorism." "Every aspect of the Internet is...
  • Wiesenthal Center Skeptical Nazi Doctor Is Dead (The 'Dr. Death Reported Dead in Cairo)

    02/06/2009 12:10:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 974+ views
    JTA ^ | February 5, 2009
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has doubts about reports that a wanted Nazi doctor is dead, according to reports. The New York Times and German television station ZDF reported Wednesday that Aribert Heim, known by the moniker "Dr. Death," hid for 30 years in Cairo using the name Tarek Hussein Farid and died there of cancer in 1992. Heim is said to have killed hundreds of concentration camp inmates by injecting gasoline into their hearts. He also documented surgeries performed without anesthesia. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Wiesenthal Center's Israel office, told several news outlets Thursday that the human rights and...
  • 'Dr. Death' Believed to be Living in Chile[Nazi]

    07/09/2008 12:35:58 PM PDT · by BGHater · 61 replies · 245+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | 09 July 2008 | Spiegel
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has received leads that "Dr. Death" Aribert Heim, the center's most wanted Nazi war criminal, is alive and living in Patagonia, Chile. The center's chief Nazi hunter is due to travel there this week. The hunt for "Dr. Death" Aribert Heim, the Nazi war criminal wanted for murdering hundreds of prisoners in concentration camps during World War II, has intensified after the Simon Wiesenthal's chief Nazi hunter received fresh leads during a visit to South America. Efraim Zuroff, a Holocaust historian who heads the center's Jerusalem office, told media that he had received information that Heim...
  • Nazi Doctor Tops Most Wanted List

    04/29/2008 6:43:48 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 16 replies · 277+ views
    AP ^ | April 29, 2008 | AP
    The hunt for Heim has taken investigators from the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg all around the world. Besides his home country of Austria and neighboring Germany where he settled after the war, tips have come from Uruguay in 1998, Spain, Switzerland and Chile in 2005, and Brazil in 2006, said Heinz Heister, presiding judge of the Baden-Baden state court, where Heim was indicted in absentia on hundreds of counts of murder in 1979. Thousands of German war criminals were prosecuted in West Germany after World War II. In the 1970s Western democracies began a hunt in earnest for Eastern European...
  • 'Nazi hunt' launched in S America

    11/26/2007 12:36:00 PM PST · by BGHater · 62 replies · 159+ views
    BBC ^ | 26 Nov 2007 | BBC
    An estimated six million Jews were murdered in the Nazi death camps A "final effort" is under way in South America to track down and prosecute ex-Nazi war criminals before they die.Operation Last Chance - a scheme devised by the Simon Wiesenthal Center - attempts to locate Nazis in hiding. It takes the form of a media campaign and offers financial rewards for any information that results in conviction. The four countries involved are Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil - where large numbers of Nazis are thought to have fled following World War II. 'Important results' The operation -...
  • Complaint prompts State Web site change (accused of minimizing the Holocaust and Germany's role)

    08/06/2007 2:17:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 275+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON - The State Department said Monday it would revise a portion of its Web site after a Jewish group accused it of minimizing the Holocaust and Germany's role. The department's special envoy for Holocaust issues said a section of the site devoted to "background notes" on Germany would be altered following a protest from The Simon Wiesenthal Center. The center said the entry omitted key information. "We intend to change the language in order to more accurately reflect historical facts," said the envoy, J. Christian Kennedy. The department's Bureau of European Affairs, which compiled the section on Germany that...
  • Wiesenthal Center: Removal of Soviet-Era Memorial Reflects Lack of Sensitivity to Nazi Crimes

    05/07/2007 10:07:41 PM PDT · by tetuhe1898 · 14 replies · 515+ views
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center today criticized the removal from the center of Tallinn to a military cemetery by the Estonian government late last week of a Soviet memorial commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany, which had stood for decades in the center of the Estonian capital. In a statement issued in Jerusalem by its chief Nazi-hunter, Israel director Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Center noted that the removal of the monument minimizes the severity of the crimes of the Holocaust in Estonia and insults the Nazis‘victims in the country. According to Zuroff: “While the Center unequivocally condemns the crimes committed against...
  • Jimmy Carter Criticizes Simon Wiesenthal Center

    02/07/2007 10:52:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,378+ views
    Weisenthal.com | 2/7/2007 | Rabbi Marvin Heir
    In reaction to your 25,000 signed petitions that were sent to former US President Jimmy Carter protesting his book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," Mr. Carter has responded. In a hand-written letter to Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center’s dean and founder, President Carter accused the Center of "falsehood and slander." Rabbi Hier responded, in part, "Let me say, Mr. President, that I am not one who believes that Israel is infallible ... the only reason there is no peace in the Middle East is because of Islamic extremists who refuse to compromise, not because of the State of Israel.” Read the...
  • SWC calls for international arrest of Hamas leader (Simon Wiesenthal Center)

    06/29/2006 5:19:42 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 10 replies · 224+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 30, 2006 | HAVIV RETTIG
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center called for an international arrest warrant to be issued for the apprehension of Hamas leader and one of Israel's most wanted men, Khaled Mashaal, according to a press release put out by the organization. According to the SWC, Mashaal is the chief architect in the terror campaign against Israel. "The time has come for the United Nations to demand that Syria give up Khaled Mashaal and to issue an international arrest order for his apprehension," wrote Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center's Founder and Dean, in a letter to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Thursday....
  • Wiesenthal Center: UK boycott redolent of Nazi campaign

    05/30/2006 9:30:03 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 5 replies · 793+ views
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | May 30, 2006
    Addressing British Secretary of State for Education, Alan Johnson, and Universities UK President Drummond Bone, the Simon Wiesenthal Centers Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, called for their action against the British academic boycott of Israeli universities. “The ongoing campaign, last year at the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and this year at the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) to incite to a British academic boycott of Israeli universities - is redolent of the Nazi 1930's 'Kaufen Nicht Bei Juden' boycott of Jewish professionals and enterprises,” Samuels said in a letter to the British...
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center blasts Estonia

    04/26/2006 12:54:49 PM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 301+ views
    The Baltic Times ^ | Apr 25, 2006
    Simon Wiesenthal Center blasts Estonia Apr 25, 2006 TBT Staff Efraim Zuroff, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which specializes in investigating Nazi war crimes during World War II, called Estonia’s investigation of Nazi crimes a total failure. The report singled out two cases, one involving Venezuela resident Harry Mannil, who the center accused of arresting Jews and communists in German-occupied Estonia, and another involving Mikhail Gorshkov, who moved back to Estonia from the United States in 2002. The center’s F ranking places Estonia in the same company as Romania and Norway.
  • Wiesenthal to Germany: Declare Ahmadinejad 'persona non grata'

    04/18/2006 9:37:22 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 15 replies · 447+ views
    AP ^ | April 18, 2006
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged Germany to declare Iran's president "persona non grata" if he decides to attend this year's World Cup. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has drawn international outrage for labeling the Nazi Holocaust a myth and calling for Israel's destruction. He has not said whether he will travel to the World Cup, where Iran is one of the 32 teams competing. The German government has said a visit would be problematic but that, like other heads of state, he has a right to attend. The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed its concerns in a letter to Foreign Minister Frank-Walter...
  • Statement from the Simon Wiesenthal Center on its Jerusalem Project

    02/20/2006 5:37:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 153+ views
    IMRA ^ | 2-20-06
    Statement from the Simon Wiesenthal Center on its Jerusalem Project February 19, 2006 You may have read some recent articles in the press regarding the discovery of human remains at the construction site of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Center for Human Dignity-Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem. Unfortunately many of these articles are inaccurate and we would like to set the record straight. A group of Islamic organizations petitioned the Supreme Court of Israel to permanently halt the construction of this project on the grounds that it is a Moslem cemetery. Here are the critical points: . The Center for Human Dignity...
  • Nazi hunter brands Austria a "paradise" for Nazis

    02/01/2006 10:42:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 894+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/06 | Reuters
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's legal system and its insufficient zeal in investigating alleged crimes committed under Hitler's Third Reich make it a "paradise for Nazi war criminals," a top Nazi hunter said on Wednesday. Frustrated at slow progress in finding suspected war criminals in Austria and bringing them to court, Simon Wiesenthal Center director Efraim Zuroff came to Vienna for talks with ministers aimed at accelerating the process. "The law in this country does more to protect Nazis than to bring them to justice," Zuroff told reporters after talks with Austria's ministers for justice and the interior. "There is a...
  • When the Nazi Hunters Become Nazis

    11/30/2005 9:14:56 AM PST · by joeclarke · 19 replies · 702+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/30/3005 | JoeClarke.Net
    Demjanjuk in court to fight extradition to UkraineLong story, short: John Demjanjuk is an ill, wheelchair bound 85 year old Russian immigrant who originally served as a Russian soldier, but was taken prisoner by the Germans in WW II. As a Russian prisoner of war he may have been assigned to Jewish death camps [his entire history is conjecture] Wilkipedia He emigrated to the U.S. in 1951 and spent the most of his American life working at a Ford plant and raising a family. In the late seventies Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal with fellow U.S. Justice Department Nazi Hunters...
  • Send a hamburger, pizza, or ice cream to the brave IDF soldiers

    08/11/2002 12:15:01 AM PDT · by GaryMontana · 56 replies · 1,443+ views
    Yediot Aharonot ^ | May 21, 2002 | Amir Rappaport,
    Jews Worldwide Bombard* I.D.F. Soldiers with Pizza An Internet Site Allows People From All Over the World to Send Pizza to Soldiers in the Field -- and the Interest is High I.D.F. soldiers out in the field have been suprised in recent days, but the surprise introduces a new trend: without any prior warning a box of pizza suddenly arrives. Behind the pizza boxes is an internet site that was set up by a group of reserve soldiers. The site, http://PizzaIDF.org, offers supporters of Israel throughout the whole world the opportunity to join the war effort in the territories and...
  • US lawmakers introduce legislation honoring Wiesenthal

    09/23/2005 9:26:16 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 21, 2005 | JTA
    US lawmakers introduced legislation honoring Simon Wiesenthal. Bills were introduced Tuesday in the US Senate and House of Representatives marking the Nazi hunter's death at age 96. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) introduced the bill in the House; Sens. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced the bill in the Senate. The legislation honors Wiesenthal's life and reaffirms Congress' commitment to fighting anti-Semitism and prosecuting remaining Nazi war criminals. "In his pursuit of justice, he honored the memory of Nazi victims and inspired world leaders and individuals to fight anti-Semitism and intolerance," Waxman said in a statement. President Bush also...
  • WSJ: Nazi Hunter (Simon Wiesenthal)

    09/21/2005 5:21:50 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 341+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2005 | Editorial
    In taking note of the life of Simon Wiesenthal, the great Nazi hunter who died yesterday at 96 after surviving the Soviet NKVD, numerous German death camps and a 1982 assassination attempt, we are reminded of Andrew Jackson's famous aphorism: "One man with courage makes a majority." ...[I]t is difficult to remember that when Mr. Wiesenthal began tracking Nazis from a tiny "Documentation Center" in the Austrian city of Linz, his work was hardly popular. Much of Europe wanted to put its collaborationist chapters behind it; some of the most prominent Nazis had fled to distant corners and assumed new...
  • Simon Wiesenthal: "The Conscience of the Holocaust, Dies in Vienna" at 96

    09/19/2005 11:50:37 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 24 replies · 583+ views
    Wiesenthal.com. ^ | September 20, 2005
    Simon Wiesenthal: "The Conscience of the Holocaust, Dies in Vienna" at 96 Simon Wiesenthal, the famous Nazi Hunter has died in Vienna at the age of 96, the Simon Wiesenthal Center announced today (September 20th). "Simon Wiesenthal was the conscience of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the International Human Rights NGO named in Mr. Wiesenthal’s honor, adding, "When the Holocaust ended in 1945 and the whole world went home to forget, he alone remained behind to remember. He did not forget. He became the permanent representative of the victims, determined to bring the perpetrators of...
  • Austria - Simon Wiesenthal has died

    09/20/2005 12:21:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 68 replies · 1,725+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 20, 2005
    ALARM - Died of Simon Wiesenthal, hunter of Nazis VIENNA - Simon Wiesenthal, celebrates it Austrian "hunter of Nazis", died Tuesday at the 96 years age in Vienna, announces the center which bears its name on its Internet site.
  • Jewish Group Urges Removal of Film Clip

    08/10/2005 6:11:22 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 17 replies · 721+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/10/05 | JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press Writer
    PARIS - An Internet film clip that depicts the Auschwitz death camp as a rave party drew sharp criticism from a leading Jewish rights group Wednesday, which urged authorities to order the film to be removed from several European Web sites. ADVERTISEMENT The 3-minute video depicts SS soldiers as DJs and flashes offensive messages over images of concentration camp victims. The video alternates black-and-white photos of Holocaust atrocities with color images of youths partying at an open-air rave. The Simon Wiesenthal Center's European office in Paris denounced the film as "outrageous," saying in a statement that it goes "beyond the...

    08/09/2005 4:32:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 72 replies · 803+ views
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization, is urging Bishop Mark Hanson and the leadership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to reject a proposed resolution by the Church’s Caribbean Synod that denies Israel’s legitimacy and calls for ELCA to push for divestment of the Jewish State. ELCA is convening its biennial Assembly in Orlando today. "The Caribbean Synod’s proposed resolution is a major escalation in the worldwide political campaign to delegitimize Israel and is in keeping with the spirit of the 1975 UN resolution that equated Zionism with racism," charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate...
  • President Bush Urged To Protest Antisemitic Broadcast At White House Meeting with Abbas

    05/27/2005 6:48:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 548+ views
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged President Bush to protest the broadcast of an antisemitic sermon by Palestinian TV during his May 26th White House meeting with PA President Abbas. The request to the President by Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, dean and associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (respectively) came on the heels of a May 13th genocidal sermon broadcast live on Palestinian Television by Gaza cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Mudairis. In that sermon, Mudairis, who appears frequently on Palestinian Television, charged that, "The Jews are the cancer spreading all over the world...the Jews are a virus like...
  • Wiesenthal Petition: Urge President Chirac to Block Hezbollah'S Antisemitic...[French TV]

    11/25/2004 2:48:05 PM PST · by risk · 17 replies · 412+ views
    Simon Wiesenthal Center ^ | November 24, 2004 | SWC Snider Social Action Institute
    Against the backdrop of continuing hate crimes against French Jewry, France's Broadcasting Authority had banned Hezbollah's Al-Manar viciously antisemitic and anti-Israel TV (see right and below) for violating French anti-incitement laws. Earlier this week, French Broadcasting Authority announced that it had reversed its ban thereby giving Al-Manar the license to continue broadcasting into France and elsewhere in Europe via French satellite television after the Beirut-based mouthpiece of the terrorist Hizbollah organization allegedly agreed not to broadcast any hate programming. The Wiesenthal Center has protested to French Broadcasting Authority President Dominique Baudis (click here to read) and we urge you now...
  • Nazi-hunter Wiesenthal knighted

    06/18/2004 8:17:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 167+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 19 2004 | The Times
    SIMON Wiesenthal, the last great Nazi hunter, will be knighted by Britain today in a tribute to his role in tracking down more than 1000 war criminals from the Third Reich. The presentation for the appointment as Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, by John Macgregor, the British ambassador to Vienna, is likely to be a poignant one. Mr Wiesenthal, 95, is ill - so frail that the ceremony will be conducted in his living room - and has withdrawn from the search for Nazi criminals. Since many of the suspects are almost as old as Mr...
  • Nazi hunter bows out with knighthood

    06/17/2004 2:42:19 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 215+ views
    The Times ^ | June 18, 2004 | Roger Boyes
    Simon Wiesenthal believes his work must continue to remind world of a tarnished past SIMON WIESENTHAL, the last great Nazi hunter, will be knighted by Britain today in a tribute to his role in tracking down more than 1,000 war criminals from the Third Reich. The presentation for the appointment as Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, by John Macgregor, the British Ambassador to Vienna, is likely to be a poignant one. Mr Wiesenthal, now 95, is ill — so frail that the ceremony will be conducted in his living room — and has withdrawn from the...
  • Money reward in hunt for Nazis stirs criticism in Poland

    06/17/2004 2:29:52 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 30 replies · 354+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 16/06/2004
    WARSAW, Poland - The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Wednesday launched a drive to track down remaining Nazi war criminals in Poland by offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to their prosecution, drawing criticism from prominent Polish figures. The Los Angeles-based center opened a telephone hotline and plans to broaden its campaign with newspaper ads in the next months. Efraim Zuroff, its chief Nazi hunter, said a similar drive already has led to eight investigations in Lithuania and one in Latvia. But critics worried it sent a message that Poland, which was invaded by Germany in 1939 and lost millions...
  • Our Hometown Boy

    10/09/2003 6:03:29 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 141+ views
    <p>GRAZ, Austria -- Those of us from his hometown here who have known Arnold Schwarzenegger a long time -- indeed consider him a friend -- never had any doubt that he could win the California election to become governor.</p> <p>First, America is the land of immigrants: Where else but in America could an immigrant, a former bodybuilder turned Hollywood star, become governor? Second, as we know well, the word that defines Arnold is "discipline"; what he sets his mind to he gets. He would not be derailed by the lies that were told about him or by those dismissive of his abilities.</p>
  • Nazi hunters probe Ah-nold's dad

    08/25/2003 2:21:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 20 replies · 186+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/24/03 | HELEN KENNEDY
    WASHINGTON - Nazi hunters are reopening their investigation into Arnold Schwarzenegger's father's war record. Schwarzenegger, the leading Republican in California's recall election, has long known - and made public his dismay - about his father's membership in the Nazi Party. But last year's unsealing of records showing his father was a member of the paramilitary SA — the Sturmabteilung, known as the brownshirts, or storm troopers — prompted the new probe. The Simon Wiesenthal Center will comb the information and make a new report to the actor before the Oct. 7 recall vote, Rabbi Marvin Hier told The Associated Press,...
  • Nazi-Hunting Center Criticizes Austria

    07/27/2003 7:11:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 335+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 27 2003 | WILLIAM J. KOLE/AP
    VIENNA, Austria - Austria has an exceptionally poor record in bringing Nazi war criminals to justice even though numerous suspects still live there, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a new report. The 40-page report, which was posted Saturday on the organization's Web site, reviewed Nazi investigations and prosecutions in 39 countries between April 2002 and this past March. "Austria has failed to convict a Holocaust perpetrator in more then two decades and refuses to establish a special prosecution agency despite the existence of numerous suspects in the country," the center said. At least a dozen countries, including some in...
  • Anti-Semitism at highest level since World War II, Wiesenthal center says

    05/12/2003 12:08:34 PM PDT · by yonif · 14 replies · 236+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 12, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    An international conference on intolerance opened Monday with a stern warning that acts of hatred against Jews, particularly in Europe, have reached their highest level since World War II. "A new generation of haters has been brought up and are ready to act," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Los Angeles-based Jewish rights group. The center jointly organized the three-day meeting in Paris with the United Nations' cultural agency to discuss ways to reverse the trend and promote religious tolerance in schools and universities. But dozens of protesters outside UNESCO's Paris headquarters accused the Wiesenthal...
  • Rights group: hatred of Jews at highest level since WWII

    05/12/2003 2:33:00 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 10 replies · 282+ views
    Ha'aretz.Com ^ | Last Update: 12/05/2003 22:55 | By The Associated Press
    PARIS - An international conference on intolerance opened Monday with a stern warning that acts of hatred against Jews, particularly in Europe, have reached their highest level since World War II. "A new generation of haters has been brought up and are ready to act," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Los Angeles-based Jewish rights group. The center jointly organized the three-day meeting in Paris with the United Nations' cultural agency to discuss ways to reverse the trend and promote religious tolerance in schools and universities. But dozens of protesters outside UNESCO's Paris headquarters accused...
  • At 94, legendary Nazi tracker still presses for justice

    05/12/2003 4:35:42 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 132+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/12/03 | Vanessa Gera
    <p>At 94, Simon Wiesenthal has to be chauffeured to his office by his secretaries, skips public appearances, and cannot get out of his chair without bracing himself against the wall.</p> <p>But the legendary Nazi hunter perseveres in his unending mission: to keep the Holocaust from being forgotten.</p>
  • Wiesenthal's proud record

    04/29/2003 10:04:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 242+ views
    National Post ^ | April 29 2003
    It is the start of a well-deserved rest: Simon Wiesenthal, the world's foremost Nazi hunter, announced his retirement earlier this month. In the April issue of Format, an Austrian magazine, the 94-year-old Mr. Wiesenthal proclaims that "my work is done ... I found the mass murderers I was looking for. I survived them all. Those who I didn't look for are too old and sick today to be pursued legally." Mr. Wiesenthal can look back on his five decades of patient detective work with great pride. By carefully studying wartime records and cultivating informants, he exposed more than 1,000 suspected...
  • Give Up Chase for Nazis? Not So Fast

    04/22/2003 4:20:27 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 5 replies · 197+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 4/22/02 | CLYDE HABERMAN
    SIMON WIESENTHAL, the world's most famous pursuer of Nazi war criminals, says his work is done. "I have found the mass murderers I was looking for, and I have outlived all of them," Mr. Wiesenthal, who is 94, said the other day to an Austrian magazine called Format. "If there's a few I didn't look for, they are now too old and fragile to stand trial." It was a strong statement, not easily ignored. Did it signal that Nazi-hunting as we have known it is all but finished? Not a chance, say federal prosecutors in New York, where three men...
  • Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal Says His Work Is Done

    04/19/2003 1:06:24 AM PDT · by metalboy · 8 replies · 240+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 4/19/04 | metalboy
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Renowned Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal was quoted as saying on Thursday he would soon close his files after nearly half a century because his work to track down the perpetrators of the Holocaust was complete. "I found the mass murderers I was looking for, and I have outlived all of them. If there's a few I didn't look for, they are now too old and fragile to stand trial. My work is done," the 94-year-old told the Austrian weekly magazine "Format." "It is very difficult to get the public to really understand the crimes of these people,"...
  • A Hero Retires

    04/18/2003 2:40:07 PM PDT · by GrimCoffee2003 · 3 replies · 117+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, April, 18, 2003 | BBC
    Nazi Hunter Wiesenthal to Retire Renowned Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal says he is to retire after spending most of his life tracking down perpetrators of the Holocaust. Mr Wiesenthal, himself imprisoned in several Nazi concentration camps during World War II, is credited for bringing several high-profile members of the Nazi leadership to justice. But in an interview with an Austrian magazine Mr Wiesenthal, who is now 94, said he felt that his work was complete. "My job is done," he told Format magazine. "I found the mass murderers I was looking for. I survived all of them. "Those whom I...

    04/18/2003 1:14:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 156+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/18/03 | Reuters
    <p>April 18, 2003 -- VIENNA - Renowned Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal says he will soon close his files after nearly half a century because his work to track down the perpetrators of the Holocaust was complete.</p> <p>"I found the mass murderers I was looking for, and I have outlived all of them. If there's a few I didn't look for, they are now too old and fragile to stand trial. My work is done," the 94-year-old told the Austrian weekly magazine Format.</p>
  • Top Nazi hunter says work is done

    04/17/2003 3:12:52 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 338+ views
    The Times ^ | April 18, 2003 | Allan Hall
    SIMON WIESENTHAL, the world’s most famous Nazi hunter, has ended his search for the murderers of his people. Mr Wiesenthal, 94, says in an interview published today that his days of hunting down the killers are over. “I found the mass murderers I was looking for, and I have outlived all of them. If there are a few I didn’t look for, they are now too old and fragile to stand trial. My work is done,” he told the Austrian weekly magazine Format. Mr Wiesenthal chose Vienna after the war as his base of operations because of the support the...