Talk:Simon Wiesenthal

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  • I have survived them all. If there were any left, they'd be too old and weak to stand trial today. My work is done.
    • on his retirement
  • When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren't able to kill millions of people and get away with it.
    • quoted in AP story on his death
  • There is no freedom without justice.
    • quoted in AP story on his death
  • We are living in a time of the trivialization of the word 'Holocaust,' What happened to the Jews cannot be compared with all the other crimes. Every Jew had a death sentence without a date.
    • AP interview in 1999
  • The most important thing I have done is to fight against forgetting and to keep remembrance alive. It is very important to let people know that our enemies are not forgotten.
    • AP interview in 1999

Quotes about Wiesenthal (unsourced)[edit]

  • I think he'll be remembered as the conscience of the Holocaust. In a way he became the permanent representative of the victims of the Holocaust, determined to bring the perpetrators of the greatest crime to justice.
    • Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in LA
  • [Wiesenthal] brought justice to those who had escaped justice. He acted on behalf of 6 million people who could no longer defend themselves.
    • Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev

Here is a quote I found which sound apocryphal: "I have received many honors in my lifetime," said Mr. Wiesenthal. "When I die, these honors will die with me. But the Simon Wiesenthal Center will live on as my legacy." Would be cool if you could verify it's accuracy. ImTheIP (talk) 22:29, 11 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]