VIENNA (Jun. 13)
A bomb exploded in the doorway of the house Simon Wiesenthal lives in Friday night causing considerable damage but hurting nobody. Wiesenthal, director of the Documentation Center of Nazi War Crimes here, said he was surprised by the incident having received no special threats except the ones that keep coming in from time to time.
“I do not take these insulting letters from all over the world too seriously,” Wiesenthal said in an interview with Austrian Radio.” Barking dogs do not bite. I am sure, the person who planted the bomb had not written in advance.”
Wiesenthal added, that he did not believe Arabs were involved. “With the exception of my court cases against neo-Nazis I am not politically exposed,” he said. “My lectures all over the world draw many Arab students, and I have had good discussions with them.” Although he was conceding that this was still an educated guess, Wiesenthal said that he thought Austrian friends of German neo-Nazis were responsible.