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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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Dedicated Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies at 96

Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down numerous Nazi war criminals following World War II and spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people, died Tuesday at the age of 96.

Wiesenthal passed away in his sleep at his home in Vienna, Austria, according to Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Hier told The Jerusalem Post that Wiesenthal's family, who live in Israel, were en route to Vienna to retrieve his body. He will be buried in Israel, and a memorial at the center will be held at a later date, Hier said. Hier believes the contribution of Simon Wiesenthal to history is best described as keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive during the crucial years

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-SHRAGIE

6 Comments:

  • At 9/20/2005 8:30 AM, Blogger Shragie said…

    I know you don't speak ill of the dead and all that and that his body is still warm and all.

    I truly envied and respected him as a genuine hero BUT Why did he choose Austria of all places to live his life? was it an act of defiance - his love for the Austrian people?

     
  • At 9/20/2005 10:24 AM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said…

    we are told to do the work of the Lord,
    Simon Wiesenthal did the work of the Lord,
    because the Lord wasn't.

     
  • At 9/20/2005 5:15 PM, Blogger Ayelet said…

    Amshinover, what the hell are you talking about? The L-rd is always doing His work. How dare you to rate how well the L-rd is taking care of the world? What do you know about the work of the L-rd? G-d left man a job description in His holy Torah and that's all we need to concern ourselves with (To be sure, there's plenty there!). A bit presumptious of you, I think.

    In any case, Simon Wiesenthal was a great man. May his good deeds act in his favor and merit him an excellent portion of the world to come.

     
  • At 9/21/2005 6:53 AM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said…

    Simon Wiesenthal did not go to heavan,no he went straight to hell.(HE had some old scores to settle)

     
  • At 9/21/2005 6:59 AM, Blogger Shragie said…

    AYELET,

    I try not to argue with Amshinover for I have witnessed his wrath. However, I will be brave and hide behind you and agree that our concerns are restricted to whats in the Torah and that we are too finite to understand cosmic events. I just don’t think he is presumptuous as he is frustrated (which, in any case, does not give him the right).


    Amshinover,

    Well put. However, I don't think Wiesenthal had any reason to go settle any scores. Zayde took care of it.

     
  • At 9/21/2005 3:44 PM, Blogger Ayelet said…

    Amshinover, in response to your comment on my blog, certainly we can be disappointed in HaShem. That doesn't mean He's not doing His "job". Say what you mean. Also, in reference to the Berditchever, what is it about him that pertains to the discussion? I confess, history (Jewish or otherwise) is my weak suit. I'm a math-science-english sort.

    Btw, I really enjoy your writings (when you're not being vulgar).

     

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