simon wiesenthal

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In 1977, when a Jewish human rights group was set up in California, it was named in Simon Wiesenthal’s honor. With that action, his name became one of the most recognizable on Earth. Today, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global advocate and a preeminent Holocaust trust, a testament to the memory of a man who would not let the world forget the horrors of the Shoah. Now, with Holocaust education a prominent part of the collective culture, it may seem unfathomable that the Jewish community was ever in danger of losing these records. It is due in no small part to Simon Wiesenthal that we remember.