Wiesenthal, Simon, 1908-2005

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1908-12-31
Death 2005-09-20
Poles
English, German

Biographical notes:

Simon Wiesenthal was born December 31, 1908 in Buczacz, Kingdom of Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now known as Buchach, Ukraine). He is a Holocaust survivor of several concentration camps and the death march to Chemnitz. After the war he was a famous Nazi hunter, and played a small role in locating Adolf Eichmann. Before the war, he studied architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague and married Cyla Müller, 1936. In 1947, Wiesenthal co-founded the Jewish Historical Documentation Centre in Linz, Austria. He is also the author of several memoirs. He died September 20, 2005 in Vienna, Austria and is buried in Herzliya, Israel.

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Subjects:

  • Holocaust
  • Nazis

Occupations:

  • Authors

Places:

  • Buchach, 22, UA
  • Vienna, 09, AT
  • Republic of Austria, 00, AT