SWC Mourns Death of Nazi Hunter

January 18, 2011

The Simon Wiesenthal Center was saddended by the death of longtime Nazi hunter, Tuvia Friedman. Friedman was instrumental in identifying Adolf Eichmann before he was captured in 1960.

Simon Wiesenthal and Friedman worked together after World War II where Friedman lost all of his family with the exception of one sister. He managed to escape the Nazis close to the end of the war.

Dr. Efraim Zuroff, Simon Wiesenthal Center Israel Director said that Friedman "continued to do invaluable work by collecting data, finding documentation and engaging in educational activities on the Holocaust until the end of his life.”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).