Simon Wiesenthal dies

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 | 
Israel is mourning the death of legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who made tracking down war criminals his life’s work. He died at this home in Vienna at the age of 96. As Nazi war criminals died out, Wiesenthal turned his efforts to combating anti-Semitism. The Foreign Ministry said Wiesenthal "brought justice to those who had escaped justice. "The state of Israel, the Jewish people and all those who oppose racism recognized Simon Wiesenthal's unique contribution to making our planet a better place," said ministry spokesman Mark Regev. Wiesenthal said that through his work, some 1,100 Nazi war criminals were brought to justice. "When history looks back,” he said, “I want people to know the Nazis weren't able to kill millions of people and get away with it."

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