Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, Sept. 20 Simon Wiesenthal, who survived a dozen concentration camps, then spent his life bringing Nazi war criminals to justice and searing the word Holocaust into the conscience of the world, died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his home in Vienna, Austria. He was 96. Wiesenthal's biographers credited him with ferreting out 1,100 of Adolf Hitler's major and minor killers and other Nazi war criminals since World War II. Included was Adolf Eichmann -- the Nazi bureaucrat who implemented Hitler's "Final Solution," the state-sponsored extermination of millions of Jews -- and lesser-known officials like Franz Stangl, commandant of the prison camps at Treblinka and Sobibor, in German-occupied Poland, who had a role in at least 900,000 deaths. Here, Wiesenthal is shown in 1973 displaying photos of Nazi criminal Walter Rauff.
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