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Simon Wiesenthal, a new biography

The life of the "Nazi hunter"

Historian Tom Segev wrote a book about the Holocaust survivor entitled Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends, published by Doubleday. The book unveils new details about Wiesenthal's story, that emphasize his capability to pursue an ideal of justice without yielding to compromise.

Segev wrote: "His endeavours were remarkable, above all in view of the fact that after the end of the Third Reich many of the people involved in the Nazi atrocities went unpunished. The guilty integrated in the life of their countries in Germany, Austria and elsewhere and they were not called anymore to answer for their crimes".

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27 October 2010

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Shoah

the genocide of Jews

In the framework of second world war (1939-1945) Europe witnessed the genocide of the Jewish people (1941-1945). The “final solution“, the extermination of six million Jews, was planned by Hitler who had come on power in Germany in 1933. Since the publication of Mein Kampf, Hitler had planned the nationalsocialist revolution based on a racist ideology.
In the memory of the Jewish people and in the verdict that closed the works of the International Military Court, 6,000,000 victims of the extermination are estimated. As a matter of facts, the most reliable scholars including Raul Hilberg estimate about 5,200,000 victims.

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