Wiesenthal Center Mourns Death of Leonard Nimoy

February 27, 2015             


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is mourning the passing of actor Leonard Nimoy, a long-time friend of the Center.


“Leonard Nimoy was not only a talented actor and a remarkable Mr. Spock, but he was always a first class Mensch.  Whenever the Simon Wiesenthal Center approached him to narrate one of our films, he always made himself available.  In 2014, when we needed someone to be the voice of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Levi Eshkol in our documentary, “The Prime Ministers,” he enthusiastically volunteered and relished the opportunity to show off his impeccable Yiddish.  He will be sorely missed,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center and Rick Trank, executive producer, Moriah Films.


January 1979 - Leonard Nimoy visits the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Pictured right, SWC Trustee, Esther Cohen z'l, with Mr. Nimoy and Rabbi Marvin Hier.


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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).