simon wiesenthal

Wiesenthal

[wee-suhn-thahl, ‐thawl; German vee-zuhn-tahl]
noun
Simon, 1908–2005, Austrian Holocaust survivor and hunter of Nazi war criminals.
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Wiesenthal (ˈviːzənˌtɑːl)
 
n
Simon. 1908--2005, Austrian investigator of Nazi war crimes. A survivor of the concentration camps, he was active since 1945 in documenting Nazi crimes against the Jews, tracking down their perpetrators, and assisting surviving victims

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simon wiesenthal

founder and head (1961-2003) of the Jewish Documentation Centre in Vienna. Wiesenthal was a longtime Nazi-hunter who, with the cooperation of the Israeli, West German, and other governments, tracked down more than 1,000 war criminals.

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