Efraim Zuroff

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Date of Birth: 08/05/1948

Age: 68

Place of birth: New York

Citizenship: Israel


Zuroff was born in New York (New York); in 1970 he moved to Israel (Israel), pre-finished with distinction in the course of history-Yeshiva University (Yeshiva University). He continued his studies already Ephraim in Israel at the Hebrew University (Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the Hebrew University); Zuroff first received a master`s degree studies of the Holocaust, then a PhD.

In 2000, the publishing house, Yeshiva University and the Publishing House issued a written `KTAV` Ephraim work devoted to the history of the Salvation Committee (Vaad ha-Hatzala); this book brought Zuroff a series of prestigious awards thematic.

In 1978, Ephraim became the first director of the Los Angeles branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Zuroff has played a vital role in the creation of the library and archives of the Centre; he played a significant role in the creation of the forces released by the Center for a documentary picture Genocide `` ( `Genocide`). In 1980, Zuroff returned to Israel, while he was a tenured researcher at the US Department of Justice, the Office of Special Investigations (US Justice Department`s Office of Special Investigation); a series of trials of war criminals was organized it under the direction of Zuroff.

In 1986, Ephraim returned to the Wiesenthal Center; he was able to calculate several hundred former Nazis who fled to Australia (Australia), Canada (Canada) and the UK (Great Britain). Supervised Zuroff and international activities of the Centre; among other things, he managed to hold `` quite a few important laws in Canada, Australia and Britain.

Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union Zuroff I found a new occupation - largely thanks to him Lithuania (Lithuania), Latvia (Latvia), Estonia (Estonia) and a number of pro-communist countries kogda-to persuaded to confess to involvement in the Holocaust and the Nazis hiding issue .

In 1991, Ephraim opened the project for the rehabilitation of Nazi criminals in Lithuania - and started with this project in the best of their ability to fight. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres (Shimon Peres) Zuroff personally appointed a committee to investigate the activities of mysterious `reabilitatorov`. In 2000, Zuroff has proven involvement in the `legalization` of ex-Nazis and the Latvian government.

Of all the Nazi criminals who were arrested Zuroff, especially worth mentioning Dinko Sakic (Dinko Sakic), the former commandant of the Jasenovac concentration camp `` ( `Jasenovac`). In October 1999, Sakic - more than 50 years in hiding in Argentina (Argentina) - was sentenced to 20 years in prison (capital punishment in Croatia).

The story of his hunt for former Nazis Zuroff immortalized in published in 1994 book `Occupation: Nazi-Hunter; The Continuing Search for the Perpetrators of the Holocaust`. In 1999, Efraim Zuroff work formed the basis of a series of documentary television projects.

In 1995 and 1996, Zuroff went to Rwanda (Rwanda); Local authorities were invited to participate in the fight against guilty of genocide at the local level.

Hunt for Nazis Zuroff continues to this day; its main purpose is for the moment Aribert Heim `Dr. Smert` (Aribert Heim). According to the official version Zuroff has died in 1992 in Cairo (Cairo); Ephraim, however, does not believe it - the body Haim nobody saw.

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