September 21st, 2005

Simon Wiesenthal

mahaloluinoa says she hasn't read anything on LJ about the death of Simon Wiesenthal but lots about some guy called Bob Denver.

Time to correct this.

Wiesenthal was the man who refused to let the Nazis get away with it. A holocaust survivor himself, he headed a mom and pop organisation that tracked fugitive nazis all over the globe and ran them to earth. His biggest coup was finding and arranging the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the speccy little bureacrat who do more than anyone else to industrialise mass murder.

Wisenthal said of his work that he was putting down a marker. He wanted the political killers and torturers of the future to be running scared, to know that sooner or later someone would come looking for them.

He was a great and righteous man.

"Baruch dayan emet"