Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal

A Life in Search of Justice

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
A thorough biography of the controversial, internationally renowned Nazi-hunter chronicles his survival in thirteen Nazi-concentration camps, his quests for Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, and others, and his support for former Austrian president Kurt Waldheim. UP.

University Press of New England
"A full, lucid, and moving biography of the Nazi-hunter who became the 'unwelcome conscience' of post-Holocaust Europe." -- Kirkus Reviews

Book News
Wiesenthal, who survived thirteen concentration camps including Plaszow, the Polish death camp made famous by Schindler's List , dedicated himself to tracking and bringing to trial escaped Nazis after the war. In the process he has earned a reputation as a Jewish hero and an egomaniac. Pick's biography balances the extremes of that reputation by recalling his early life and work as an architect, his camp survival, the methods he uses to hunt Nazis, (among them Adolf Eichmann, and Josef Mengele), and his tempestuous relationships with Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky and others involved in bringing Nazis to justice. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Simon Wiesenthal survived thirteen concentration camps and has since spent more than fifty years searching for Nazi war criminals and bringing them to trial. This comprehensive and objective biography chronicles Wiesenthal's early life and survival in the camps, recounts in gripping detail each of his major Nazi hunts, and evenhandedly examines the conflicting reputations -- as both hero and egomaniacal liar -- of this controversial and enigmatic public figure.

Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9781555532734
Characteristics: xvii, 349 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm


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