September 21, 2005

Simon Wiesenthal's death

Simon Wiesenthal, a truly admirable individual whose actions deserve to be remembered, has passed away. I saw a short but heart warming article in the Jerusalem Post discussing the life of this man, hero and lifelong nazi hunter. Here are bits:

Wiesenthal's war

Simon Wiesenthal's death is not just the Jewish people's loss. He should be sincerely mourned by the entire civilized world – by anyone still dedicated to justice, unafraid to acknowledge humanity's dark past and determined to learn its lessons.

Today, 60 years after history's single greatest premeditated crime, it's not only the inexorable march of time that dims universal memories but concerted efforts to diminish or altogether deny the Holocaust. Even immediately after the wholesale industrialized slaughter, the world wasn't in a mood to remember, much less punish. Indeed the great powers, embroiled in their Cold War, facilitated the escape of prominent henchmen.

It was this indifference that Wiesenthal took on, almost quixotically. He was alone, without money or power, himself the surviving inmate of several concentration camps, who lost 89 members of his own family. The Galician-born architect could have understandably, like many survivors, devoted his energies to rebuilding his personal life.

Read rest of article..

Posted by Maria at September 21, 2005 12:19 PM | TrackBacks
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Please spread this:

It's a short documentary from "60 minutes" about how news are fabricated by the palestinians. You can read more about it on:

And, yes...I'm gonna put pictures from my trip to Israel on a webpage soon. (Hear that, Orly?) Right now I'm up to my neck in pro-Israeli lobbying, and the results are good.


Posted by: Torbjörn Karfunkel at September 26, 2005 10:42 PM Permalink

It seems it is not at all from "60 minutes", it's just made to look as though it's from "60 minutes".

Posted by: Torbjörn Karfunkel at September 28, 2005 08:10 AM Permalink