Wiesenthal Center seeks 79 Nazi war criminals

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18 April 2005, WARSAW - The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem has investigated 79 suspected Nazi war criminals in more than a dozen countries and passed their names on to the appropriate authorities in each country, said the Center's director Efraim Zuroff on Monday.

18 April 2005

WARSAW - The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem has investigated 79 suspected Nazi war criminals in more than a dozen countries and passed their names on to the appropriate authorities in each country, said the Center's director Efraim Zuroff on Monday.

In its 'Operation: Last Hope' to track down World War Two war criminals, the Center has obtained information on 364 suspects, against all of whom proof could not always be found, Zuroff said.

In July 2002, the international operation began in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and has since encompassed countries throughout eastern and central Europe including Germany.

There could not be any indication as to the final extent of the project, Zuroff said, adding that out of Germany alone there have been a series of new cases that so far have not been investigated.

DPA

Subject: German news

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