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OPERATION: LAST CHANCE is a campaign to bring remaining Nazi war criminals to justice by offering financial rewards for information leading to their arrest and conviction. To date the initiative has been launched in Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary.

Operation: Last Chance is a joint project of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Targum Shlishi Foundation.

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Primary Findings of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 2014 Annual Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals - English version


Initial Findings of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 2015 Annual Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals - Hebrew version


Full Text of Wiesenthal Center's 2014 Annual Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals (April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014)


LATEST NEWS

May 5, 2015 -- On 22 April 2015, the trial of Oskar Gröning began in the Court of Assizes at the State Court of Lüneburg. The court is considering the charge that Gröning - who lives in retirement in a small village in Lower Saxony, near Hannover - assisted in the murder of over 300,000 Hungarian Jews between 16 May and 11 July 1944 more...

May 5, 2015 -- No final da Segunda Guerra Mundial, o mundo despertou do horror com uma destruição que nunca havia conhecido, 60 milhões de mortos e uma nova forma de crime, o extermínio em escala industrial de todo um povo, para o que foi preciso criar uma palavra, "genocídio" more...

May 5, 2015 -- 5 мая – день освобождения концлагеря Маунтхаузена. В этом концлагере содержались главным образом пленные советские офицеры. Именно они совершили один из самых дерзких побегов more...

May 3, 2015 -- In an op-ed recently published in The Jerusalem Post (“The irony of Lord Janner’s escape from trial” – April 27, 2015), former editor in- chief Jeff Barak linked two legal cases which ostensibly have no connection but relate to Jewish issues, and drew some disturbing and highly questionable conclusions more...

May 2, 2015 -- About 6,500 SS personnel are estimated to have worked at the Nazis' most infamous concentration camp, but few have ever faced trial for their roles at Auschwitz more...

April 30, 2015 -- "Ich bin wahrscheinlich der einzige Jude, der Naziverbrechern ein langes Leben wünscht." Der lebhafte Mann mit der gehäkelten Kippa auf dem Kopf, der das sagt, hat offenbar ein heiteres Gemüt more...

April 29, 2015 -- Researching the war crimes which took place in Estonia amidst the German occupation between 1941-1944, historian Dr. Meelis Maripuu has found that the majority of the estimated 30,000 people who perished at the hands of the Nazis were killed by Estonian collaborationist authorities more...

April 29, 2015 -- “È inaccettabile falsificare la storia, deformarla, seppellire il passato e dimenticare gli eroi ... Siamo fermamente contrari a qualsiasi tentativo di falsificare la storia della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, che mira a minare l’attuale ordine di pace del dopoguerra” more...

April 29, 2015 -- In November 1945, in the German city of Nuremberg, the first international war crimes trial opened. Three of the top Nazi leaders – Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbels – had already committed suicide, leaving behind 21 defendants as key players in a system that had cost the lives of 50 million more...

April 29, 2015 -- WATERLOO — George Ellis, Col. Hugh Heasley, former Waterloo mayors James Bauer and Frank Bauer, and Helmut Oberlander are the mystery men who broke ground in 1965 for one of Waterloo's first suburbs more...

April 28, 2015 -- As time ticks onward, the atrocities committed in Nazi Germany are fading from living memory and into the pages of history books more...

April 24, 2015 -- BERLIN — On the opening day of his trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, the man known as the "accountant of Auschwitz" told of the moment he lost his "euphoria for Adolf Hitler" more...

April 23, 2015 -- As the world spotlight shines on a German courtroom in the trial of the 'Auschwitz bookkeeper' Oskar Groening, hidden in the shadows are the forgotten women who served as guards at Hitler’s death camps more...

April 23, 2015 -- From Elaine Kalman Naves’s earliest childhood, her 6-year-old half-sister Évike has loomed large in her imagination more...

April 23, 2015 -- The so-called "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz", who counted and passed on money gathered from Jewish prisoners at the death camp, went on trial this week accused of being an accomplice to 300,000 murders more...

April 23, 2015 -- BERLIN — On the opening day of his trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, the man known as the “accountant of Auschwitz” told of the moment he lost his “euphoria for Adolf Hitler” more...

April 23, 2015 -- Oskar Groening was 21 when he worked in the death camp at Auschwitz. He wasn’t a guard or directly involved in the murders, but he knew what was going on and by staying at his job there he was a party to it more...

April 23, 2015 -- "Everything happened in an orderly fashion," says former SS officer Oskar Groening at his trial in Germany more...

April 23, 2015 -- Indiana’s Eva Kor, face to face with Oskar Groening during recess in German court more...

April 23, 2015 -- A conference on Holocaust education was held at Vilnius city hall on 17 April more...

April 22, 2015 -- LÜNEBURG - "Quello contro Oskar Gröning è il primo processo, almeno da decenni, contro un criminale nazista che non abbia mai impugnato un'arma per eseguire la Shoah bensì vi abbia partecipato in altro modo more...

April 22, 2015 -- In the second day of his trial in Germany, a former Auschwitz guard detailed Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews arrived at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, how they were stripped of their belongings, and how most were then gassed to death more...

April 22, 2015 -- A German court on Tuesday put on trial a former Nazi officer who is accused of being an accessory to mass killings carried out at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II more...

April 22, 2015 -- Lueneburg, Germany: A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of assisting in the mass murder of Jews told a German court that he felt morally guilty for his work at the Nazi death camp, describing in detail the grisly killings he had witnessed there more...

April 22, 2015 -- ALLORAavevo ventun anni, vedevo in Hitler il salvatore della Patria, nelle SS mi sentivo parte della casta scelta della vittoria. Poi non ebbi mai pace more...

 

   

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