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  • Calendar: October 23-29, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    October 21, 2015 | 11:31 am

    SAT | OCT 24


    This off-Broadway production tells the true story of Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond.” An Austrian writer and Nazi hunter, Wiesenthal devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice....

  • Fall preview calendar: 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    September 8, 2015 | 12:31 pm

    SUN | SEPT 20


    One of the world’s most beloved musicals launches its North American tour at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, this extravagant new production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s classic love...

  • 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...

  • Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance wins Knesset approval to build

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 12, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    After years of delays due to legal challenges and fundraising setbacks, the Simon Wiesenthal Center received permission on July 12 from the Israeli Ministry of the Interior’s District Planning and Construction Committee to begin construction on the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem....

  • Family history informs justice, guilt in ‘Wiesenthal’

    June 7, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    He was often called “the Jewish James Bond” and “the Conscience of the Holocaust” for his activities in the pursuit of Nazis. It was a mission to which the late Simon Wiesenthal dedicated some 58 years of his life, after having been a prisoner in several concentration camps...

  • 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...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    By Amy Klein

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Reacts After Gaza Attacks

    Just weeks after Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, fighting with the Palestinians resumed with sound and fury -- and, some feared, the potential to evolve into a full-blown border war. Israeli forces answered Hamas rocket salvoes from Gaza with...

  • Nazi Hunter Wiesenthal Dies at 96

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust-survivor-turned-Nazi hunter who always spoke of justice, not vengeance, is dead at 96.

    Wiesenthal died in his sleep at his home in Vienna, his office announced Tuesday. Working with a small staff from his cramped three-room office, Wiesenthal sifted...