Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

July 10, 2008 14:30 ET

Media Advisory-Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center: Hunt for the World's Leading Nazi War Criminal Leads to South America

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) -

Attn: News/National/Assignment

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has strong evidence the leader of their list of most-wanted Nazi war criminals is still alive and residing in southern Chile or Argentina.

Dr. Efraim Zuroff, Israel director of The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Latin America director, Sergio Widder have been dispatched to Argentina to track SS doctor Aribert Heim, known as 'Dr. Death'. Heim murdered and committed experimental medical atrocities on hundreds of inmates at Mauthausen concentration camp where he was the camp doctor during WWII.



WHO: Leo Adler, Director of National Affairs, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal
Center for Holocaust Studies

WHAT: Mr. Adler will be available to the media to discuss the developments
in the hunt for Dr.Heim.


About Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a Canadian human rights organization dedicated to fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. It has 25,000 members across Canada, and confronts important contemporary issues including racism, antisemitism, terrorism and genocide. The Center is affiliated with the world-wide, Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an accredited Non-Government Organization with status at international agencies, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE and the Council of Europe. With over 400,000 members of all faiths around the world, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has offices in New York, Miami, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires and Toronto. Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after devoting his life to preserving the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, while simultaneously seeking justice for the war criminals. Visit: www.fswc.ca.

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