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Years After Mysterious Death, 1st Nazi Hunter in Limelight

Prosecutor Fritz Bauer wasn't just Jewish, but a gay atheist

(Newser) - Nearly 50 years after he was mysteriously found dead in a bath tub, two new films are helping to put Germany's first Nazi hunter Fritz Bauer "back where he belongs: in the collective consciousness," reports Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung , via AFP . Both Labyrinth of Lies by Giulio... More »

Famed Nazi Hunter Goes After SS Guard, 90

He wants Denmark to investigate Helmuth Leif Rasmussen

(Newser) - A leading Nazi hunter has asked Denmark to investigate a 90-year-old Dane suspected of being involved in the mass murder of Jews in Belarus during World War II. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center filed the request yesterday with the Copenhagen police after the Justice Ministry last year turned... More »

Final Hunt Is On for 60 Believed Nazis

Simon Wiesenthal Center's poster campaign hits Germany

(Newser) - There are believed to be about 60 surviving former Nazis fit to stand trial—and the Simon Wiesenthal Center wants to track them all down. The US-based organization has distributed some 2,000 posters across Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne calling for tips, the BBC reports. The posters read: "Operation... More »

98-Year-Old Charged With Nazi War Crimes

Laszlo Csatary's trial to begin within 3 months

(Newser) - Laszlo Csatary has made it almost to the century mark, but even that wasn't long enough to escape the Nazi hunters. The 98-year-old, who was arrested last year in Hungary after being named the Simon Wiesenthal Center's most wanted, was charged today with war crimes for his role... More »

Alleged Nazi War Criminal Hiding in Hungary

Simon Wiesenthal Center tracked down Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary

(Newser) - A Jewish rights group has hunted down a 97-year-old alleged Nazi war criminal living in Budapest, apparently under the eye of Hungarian authorities, CNN reports. Representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center knocked on the door of Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary's 2-bedroom apartment and had the door slammed in their face, according... More »

Mormons Baptized Parents of Nazi-Hunter Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal Center appalled, Mormons apologize

(Newser) - In a ritual that doesn't sit well with many, Mormons last month baptized the deceased parents of Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal. Now they're sorry. Asher and Rosa Rapp Wiesenthal were baptized in proxy ceremonies by church members in Arizona and Utah, reports the BBC . "We are outraged that... More »

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