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December 19, 2006
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Mormon Church to remove its Nazi hunter namesake from the church’s online database of posthumous baptisms. Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Wiesenthal Center, made the urgent request after being informed by Salt Lake City researcher Helen Radkey that Wiesenthal’s name had been added about a week ago to the Mormons’ International Genealogical Index. Mormon officials promised in 1995 to stop the practice of posthumously baptizing Jews, but did not. They reiterated the pledge in 2000.

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