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  • Ukraine’s Jews again caught between a rock and a hard place

    February 24, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Shortly after the demise of the Soviet Union, I received an invitation to participate in a conference in the newly independent Ukraine. The organizers asked me to appear on the country’s version of “Good Morning America,” watched by millions of citizens. The anchorwoman interviewed...

  • Wiesenthal Center: Lviv mayor covers up anti-Semitism

    June 12, 2012 | 10:34 am

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned a statement by the mayor of Lviv, Ukraine, in which he said that in his city “there has never been anti-Semitism and there will never be.”

    Efraim Zuroff, Israel director for the Wiesenthal Center, told JTA on Monday that Mayor Andriy Sadovyi’s...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center honors uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 24, 2012 | 5:03 pm

    The Museum of Tolerance held its annual National Tribute Dinner last week at the Beverly Hilton, with hundreds turning out to see the museum confer a humanitarian award on producer Jerry Bruckheimer, an entertainment industry titan best-known for expensive blockbuster franchises such...

  • Mormon church apologizes for proxy baptism of Wiesenthal’s parents

    February 14, 2012 | 11:08 am

    The Mormon church has apologized for the posthumous baptism of the parents of Simon Wiesenthal.

    A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last month submitted the names of Wiesenthal’s parents for posthumous baptism, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Wiesenthal was a...

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  • 2011 top ten anti-Israel/anti-Semitic slurs

    December 13, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    For the last two years, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights NGO, has compiled a list of the top ten anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slurs. The list continues to reflect the growing global anti-Semitism and de-legitimization of Israel coming from mainstream voices....

  • Museum of Tolerance architects threaten to quit

    October 4, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    The architects of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem have threatened to quit two weeks before construction is set to begin.

    Bracha and Michael Chyutin made the threat because of “differences” with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the sponsors of the project, Haaretz reported Tuesday,...

  • Hitler’s 1919 letter on eradicating Jews going public

    June 7, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    A 1919 letter written by Adolf Hitler that purports to be the first time he presented his efforts to eradicate Germany’s Jews will soon be available to the public.

    Starting in July, the letter will be exhibited at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. It...

  • Multifaith clergy dialogue in the name of peace

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 21, 2008 | 4:16 pm

    When the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance recently assembled three of the world's great religious leaders for a multifaith dialogue, a rabbi, a priest, an archbishop and the president of the world's largest Muslim nation confronted the greatest current obstacle to world...
  • New Wiesenthal documentary recounts Nazi hunter’s turbulent life

    By Tom Tugend

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal" runs for close to two hours, but the documentary is barely long enough to encompass the 96 years of the legendary Nazi hunter.

    The image of the sad-eyed, balding man with the wide mustache is almost as well known...
  • Mormons remove Wiesenthal from 'baptism' registry; Philanthropist funds series on composers suppressed by Nazis

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Mormons remove Wiesenthal from Registry

    The Mormon Church has removed the name of the late Simon Wiesenthal from its international genealogical index, avoiding a new dispute over accusations that the Church conducts vicarious baptisms for the deceased of other faiths.

    The Church of...

  • Wiesenthal’s Work Beyond Words

    By Norma Zager

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Simon Wiesenthal devoted his life to tracking down Nazi war criminals, and his life and that effort unfold in a new exhibit at Los Angeles' Museum of Tolerance.

    Wiesenthal died last week at 96 at his home in Vienna, and this exhibit was quickly but lovingly put together at the...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Soulful 'Hatikvah' Ends Wiesenthal Farewell

    It was an unscripted, final moment that may have best captured the Monday memorial at the Museum of Tolerance for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who died last week at age 96.

    The ceremony had been held outside. As long lines of mourners...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, September 17

    Jews of the LBC rejoice as they finally get a film fest all their own. The first Long Beach Jewish Film Festival will be held today and tomorrow, thanks to the support of the Alpert JCC and the Cal State Long Beach Jewish studies program. The lineup...

  • Going, Going, Gone

    By Tom Tugend

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Online auctioneer eBay has promised to ban the sale of all items associated with Nazi Germany, hate groups and murderers, effective May 17.

    Earlier, eBay had discontinued the sale of similar hate-filled memorabilia of recent origin but had excepted items over 50 years old and...

  • Simon Wiesenthal to be Honored During Holocaust Remembrance

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who just turned 90, still leaves his modest home in Vienna several times a week to work at his Jewish Documentation Center, which is located in a nondescript, sparsely furnished, three-room office 100 yards from the former Gestapo headquarters.

    His...

  • The Sunflower

    By William Cutter

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Sunflower

    On the Possibilities and

    Limits of Forgiveness

    By William Cutter

    "The Sunflower" Revised and expanded, edited by Harry James Cargasand Bonny V. Fetterman. Schocken Books, New York, 1997) (Firstpublished in 1976, and translated by H. A. Piehler)

    "The Sunflower" introduced...

  • Up Front A Museum of Tolerance &‘009;&‘009;in Israel

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center is fully committed to building a $50 million museum in Jerusalem -- despite skepticism expressed by some Holocaust scholars.

    "We are close to acquiring a property and are putting together an advisory board in Israel, whose members will range from the far...

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