simon wiesenthal

5. Working until the end

On December 20, 2005, the man known as the “conscience of the Holocaust” passed away in Vienna. Simon Wiesenthal was 96 at the time of his death, and spent even those last days working to bring Nazi criminals to justice. He was a self-appointed defender of millions of victims, building a legacy that placed him among the most revered Jewish leaders in the world.

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Erica Terry is Managing Editor at Jspace News. She has reported on domestic and international news, Israeli politics, features and more for Jewish publications in New York, Miami and London.
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