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Past EventsWednesday, March 2

Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends

Tom Segev
Jonathan Freedland

In his research for his biography of Simon Weisenthal, Tom Segev had access to previously unseen and recently declassified papers, rendering this the first fully documented biography of the world-renowned Nazi-hunter. Segev uncovers and places into context, Wiesenthal’s relationship with Mossad, his real involvement in Eichmann’s arrest, the unlikely friendships he formed with Kurt Waldheim and Albert Speer and the nature of his rivalry with Elie Wiesel.

Tom Segev is a leading Israeli historian, renowned for his independence of mind.  A columnist for Haaretz, his latest book is a biography of Simon Wiesenthal.

Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. He writes thrillers under the pseudonym Sam Bourne and is the author of a family memoir,Jacob’s Gift.

 

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