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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Naso with Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 17, 2013 | 5:29 am

    Our special guest today is Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization with over 400,000 family members.

    For three decades, Rabbi Cooper has overseen the Wiesenthal Center’s international social action agenda...

  • Arnold Schwartzman — master designer behind ‘Voices & Visions’

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 21, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Arnold Schwartzman, the artistic director of the “Voices & Visions” program and one of the most accomplished designers and documentary directors of our times, is a story unto himself. Recently, I spent a few very companionable hours at Schwartzman’s L.A. home as he shared some of...

  • Why the Wiesenthal Center left the interfaith roundtable

    October 19, 2012 | 10:42 am

    This article first appeared in The Jewish Press

    Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including...

  • Wiesenthal Center’s most wanted Nazi located in Budapest by tabloid

    July 17, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    A fugitive Nazi war criminal who helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths was tracked down in Budapest by a British tabloid newspaper.

    The Sun newspaper on July 15 reported that it had found Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, with the help of information supplied by the Simon Wiesenthal...

  • First-known Hitler Writing on ‘Jewish Question’ Displayed

    By Tom Tugend

    October 2, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Ten months after the end of World War I, a 30-year-old German army veteran wrote a two-page letter in which he explained the Jewish question on what he called a “rational” and “scientific” basis.

    “An anti-Semitism based on reason must lead to a systematic combatting and...

  • Wiesenthal Center Gets Hitler’s First Anti-Semitic Screed

    By Tom Tugend

    June 8, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    “An anti-Semitism based on reason must lead to systematic combatting and elimination of the privileges of the Jews… The ultimate objective [of such legislation] must be the irrevocable removal of Jews in general.”

    So wrote a German soldier, recently discharged from a military...

  • Wiesenthal Center: Will, not age, major obstacle in Nazi prosecutions

    May 5, 2011 | 10:29 am

    A lack of political will is more to blame than aging in the failure to prosecute Nazi-era war criminals, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in an annual report.

    “The lack of political will to bring Nazis war criminals to justice and/or to punish them continues to be the major obstacle...

  • Wiesenthal Center asks Sweden to protect its Jews

    March 16, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Swedish government to assume the cost of protecting the Jewish community.

    Senior officials of the organization, who visited Stockholm and Malmo during a weeklong fact-finding mission, accused the government of making the Jewish community pay...

  • Wiesenthal Center tells Japanese band to apologize for SS attire

    March 1, 2011 | 10:21 am

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Japanese rock group Kishidan to apologize for wearing SS-like uniforms during an MTV Japan interview.

    The center also criticized MTV and Sony Music for allowing the interview with Kishidan to air and offered to bring a Holocaust survivor to...

  • Protests over Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance spread

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 10, 2008 | 11:44 pm

    For years, the Simon Wiesenthal Center faced protests and lawsuits over its plans to build a Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. The legal challenges, which had halted construction, faded last month after Israel's Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in favor of the project. But...