wiesenthal, simon


wiesenthal, simon

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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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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