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Efraim Zuroff

Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff is the chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the director of the Center's Israel Office and Eastern European Affairs. For four decades, he has played a major role in facilitating the prosecution of many Nazi war criminals all over the world. He is the author of four books (translated into 15 languages) and numerous articles on Holocaust-related issues and their impact on the Jewish world. A recipient of many honors, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.
Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust
An alliance between a noted Nazi hunter and the descendant of perpetrators resulted in the remarkable Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust. Simon Wiesenthal Centre director Efraim Zuroff has worked for years to bring war criminals to justice and to compel local authorities to reveal the truth. Lithuanian writer Rūta Vanagaitė was motivated by the discovery that relatives had played a role in the mass murder of Jews and that Lithua...
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Efraim Zuroff: Nazi Hunter
    As chief Nazi-hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, over the last four decades Holocaust historian Efraim Zuroff has played a major role in facilitating the prosecution of war criminals all over the world. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, his books include Operation Last Chance and his most recent Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust, which he produced in partnership with a local journalist an...