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Nemisis of Nazi War Criminals Says Their Search, Prosecution Must Be Pressed

March 5, 1968
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Simon Wiesenthal, director of the Jewish Documentation Center on Nazi Crimes in Vienna, told a meeting at the Jewish Community Center here that the struggle to bring Nazi war criminals to justice must continue because it compels a guilty generation to answer for its crimes and has curbed rightist tendencies. He also said that greater efforts must be made in that struggle because in a few years, prosecution of Nazi war criminals would be barred by application of the West German statute of limitations.

He expressed opposition to the practice of referring to the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis, rather than to the 11 million civilians from many European countries whom they killed, including the six million Jews. He asserted that by talking only about the six million Jews, one reduced the problem to an issue between Nazis and Jews.

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