Simon Wiesenthal spent four and a half years in a concentration camp during the war. Since then he has achieved international renown for his pursuit of war criminals. To this day his work continues.
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Alan Levy is editor of the English-language newspaper The Prague Post and has published many previous works, including his highly acclaimed eyewitness account of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. He lives in New York.From Publishers Weekly:
Levy, an American who founded and edits the Prague Post , has known famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal since 1974. This moving account of his life and work is filled with Wiesenthal's outspoken comments and impromptu recollections. Levy's reconstruction of how the relentlessly determined survivor of Hitler's concentration camps brought Adolf Eichmann and other major Nazi criminals to justice packs in as much suspense and high drama as a thriller. Born in 1908 in Galicia (a region of the former Austria-Hungary), Wiesenthal tried to commit suicide after the Gestapo arrested him. His wife, Cyla Muller, also was sent to a concentration camp; he assumed she was dead until their postwar reunion in Poland. Levy offers a controversial analysis of Wiesenthal's role in the debate surrounding ex-U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, who became Austria's president. Wiesenthal called Waldheim a liar who concealed his knowledge of atrocities but concluded he was never a Nazi or war criminal. Levy praises Wiesenthal's "principled stand," which possibly cost him a Nobel Peace Prize. Photos. Author tour.
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Book Description Constable and Company, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009473920X