Jewish leaders slam attack on Mila Kunis

Jewish leaders slam attack on Mila Kunis

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Jewish leaders Saturday demanded a Ukrainian politician take back what they said was an anti-Semitic slur against actress Mila Kunis.
Wiesenthal's parents baptized as Mormons

Wiesenthal's parents baptized as Mormons

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The posthumous baptism of Simon Wiesenthal's parents was a violation of church policy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints says.
Book: Simon Wiesenthal worked for Mossad

Book: Simon Wiesenthal worked for Mossad

JERUSALEM, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The late Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor who died in 2005, frequently worked for Israel's Mossad spy agency, a new biography says.
Starz acquires docs from Wiesenthal Center

Starz acquires docs from Wiesenthal Center

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network Starz said Monday it has acquired five documentaries from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Financial woes cancel Wiesenthal dinner

Financial woes cancel Wiesenthal dinner

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- The annual gala dinner in New York orchestrated by the Simon Wiesenthal Center has been canceled amid the center's financial woes, a spokeswoman said.

Nazi hunter removed from Mormon index

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi hunter who died in Vienna in September, has been removed from a data base of people baptized posthumously as Mormons.

Wiesenthal buried in Israel

HERZLIYA, Israel, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who became known for searching for Nazi war criminals, was buried Friday in Israel.

Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal dead at 96

VIENNA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Holocaust survivor and tireless Nazi-hunter, Simon Wiesenthal died in his sleep at his Vienna home Tuesday at the age of 96.

Wiesenthal knighted

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Great Britain's queen has given Simon Wiesenthal an honorary knighthood for devoting his life to bringing Nazis to justice.
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Simon Wiesenthal
Elizabeth Taylor, with husband Sen. John Warner (R-VA) (2nd R), traveled to Hollywood on December 12, 1980, to receive the first Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Laureate Award. Simon Wiesenthal (L) flew in from Vienna to help honor the actress for the work she has done for Jewish causes. Joining Miss Taylor and Sen. Warner for photo session is Ben Vereen (R). (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/FILE).

Simon Wiesenthal, KBE (December 31, 1908 – September 20, 2005) was an Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer and Holocaust survivor who became famous after World War II for his work as a Nazi hunter who pursued Nazi war criminals in an effort to bring them to justice.

Following four and a half years in the German concentration camps such as Janowska, Plaszow, and Mauthausen during World War II, Wiesenthal dedicated most of his life to tracking down and gathering information on fugitive Nazis so that they could be brought to justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In 1947, he co-founded the Jewish Historical Documentation Center in Linz, Austria, in order to gather information for future war crime trials. Later he opened Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna. Wiesenthal wrote The Sunflower, which describes a life-changing event he experienced when he was in the camp.

A biography by Guy Walters asserts that many of Wiesenthal's claims regarding his education, wartime experiences and Nazi hunting exploits are false or exaggerated. Walters calls Wiesenthal’s claims "an illusion mounted for a good cause". It is difficult to establish a reliable narrative of Wiesenthal’s life due to the inconsistencies between his three memoirs which are in turn all contradicted by contemporary records. It is partly thanks to Wiesenthal that the Holocaust has been remembered and properly documented.

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