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Simon Wiesenthal

Simon WiesenthalBorn: 31-Dec-1908
Birthplace: Buczacz, Ukraine
Died: 20-Sep-2005
Location of death: Vienna, Austria
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Herzilya Cemetery, Herzilya, Israel

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: Austria
Executive summary: Nazi hunter

Wiesenthal survived 12 separate concentration and labor camps, and afterward tracked down more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals.

Father: Asher Wiesenthal (d. 1915)
Mother: Rosa Rapp (d., Belzec death camp)
Wife: Cyla Mueller (m. 1936, d. 10-Nov-2003)
Daughter: Paulinka Kreisberg (b. 1946)

    High School: Buczacz, Ukraine (1928)
    University: BS Architectural Engineering, Technical University of Prague (1932)

    Nazi Concentration Camp Inmate
    Escaped from Prison Ostbahn camp Oct-1943
    Mossad Agent (1950s)
    Assassination Attempt Jun-1982
    Congressional Gold Medal 1980
    French Legion of Honor 1986
    Erasmus Prize 1992
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000
    Knight of the British Empire 19-Jun-2004
    Ukrainian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

    As Seen Through These Eyes (8-Mar-2008) · Himself
    Genocide (14-Mar-1982) · Himself

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Author of books:
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness (1969, nonfiction)

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