Awareness campaign leads to redoubled Nazi hunting effort

BERLIN, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A public awareness campaign has netted 300 tips on potential Nazi war criminals and four investigations in Germany have been opened, officials said.

Suspected Nazi guard disappears years after deportation order

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said they're not sure where an aging accused Nazi concentration camp guard is living after he was ordered deported more than 13 years ago.

German cartoon shows Netanyahu poisoning peace

BERLIN, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Israeli Embassy in Berlin protested a cartoon suggesting Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is poisoning the Middle East peace process.

Wiesenthal Center launches new effort to try Nazi war criminals

JERUSALEM, July 23 (UPI) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center launched a new effort Tuesday to bring Nazi war criminals to justice in Germany, calling it Operation Last Chance II.

93-year-old suspected Nazi guard arrested in Germany

BERLIN, May 6 (UPI) -- A 93-year-old German man was arrested Monday, suspected of committing war crimes while a Nazi death camp guard during World War II.

Two names added to Nazi wanted list

JERUSALEM, April 8 (UPI) -- The Wiesenthal Center said it added two men who escaped to the United States after World War II to its Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals list.
Egypt news official: Holocaust a U.S. hoax

Egypt news official: Holocaust a U.S. hoax

CAIRO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Holocaust was a U.S. intelligence hoax and the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis actually moved to the United States, an Egyptian state news official said.

Warsaw Hitler statue controversial

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Warsaw statue depicting a praying Hitler is valuable in that it shows how evil may be disguised as a "sweet, praying child," Poland's chief rabbi said.

Ex-Nazi charged with World War II killing

HAGEN, Germany, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Former Nazi SS member Siert Bruins has been charged by a German court with the 1944 assassination of a Dutch World War II resistance fighter.

Trial under way for suspected Nazi, 97

BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 6 (UPI) -- Accused Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro, 97, on trial in Hungary, says he is innocent of charges that he killed 36 Jews and Serbs in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1942.

Some nations unsupportive of Nazi hunters

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- An official of a Nazi-hunter organization in Los Angeles said it is irrelevant that remaining Nazis are old and feeble; they should be brought to justice.

New hunt begins for Nazis' 'Dr. Death'

JERUSALEM, July 7 (UPI) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center is launching a final campaign to locate the world's most wanted Nazi, the Austrian physician known as Dr. Death.

Operation Last Chance targets Nazis

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center announced plans to ramp up efforts to locate and prosecute alleged Nazi war criminals hiding in Argentina.

Group claims Germany housing Nazi criminal

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A former member of the Danish Waffen-SS wanted for murder and ranked eighth on a list of the top 10 Nazi fugitives is living comfortably in Germany.

Austria called Nazi 'paradise'

VIENNA, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A bitterly critical director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center calls Austria a "paradise for Nazi war criminals."
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Efraim Zuroff (born August 5, 1948 in New York) is an Israeli historian of American origin, who has played a role in the efforts to bring Nazis indicted for war crimes to trial, earning the title "The Last Nazi Hunter". Zuroff is the director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center office in Jerusalem, is the coordinator of Nazi war crimes research worldwide for the Wiesenthal Center and the author of its annual (since 2001) "Status Report" on the worldwide investigation and prosecution of Nazi war criminals.

Born in New York, Zuroff moved to Israel in 1970 after completing his undergraduate degree in history (with honors) at Yeshiva University. He obtained an M.A. degree in Holocaust studies at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the Hebrew University, where he also completed his Ph.D., which chronicles the response of Orthodox Jewry in the United States to the Holocaust and focuses on the rescue attempts launched by the Vaad ha-Hatzala rescue committee established by American Orthodox rabbis in 1939. In 2000, Yeshiva University Press and KTAV Publishing House published his study of the history of the Vaad ha-Hatzala, which was awarded an Egit Grant for Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Literature by the Israeli General Federation of Labor (Histadrut) and also received the 1999-2000 Samuel Belkin Literary Award for the best book published by a Yeshiva University alumnus in the field of Jewish studies.

In 1978, he was invited to be the first director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, where he played a leading role in establishing the Center’s library and archives and was historical advisor for the Center’s Academy award-winning documentary Genocide. He returned to Israel in 1980, where he served as a researcher for the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations. His efforts assisted in the preparation of cases against numerous Nazi war criminals living in the United States.

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