Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Vienna to hold Wiesenthal service

I'll be in Vienna for an extended weekend. I hope to be able to pay my respects to this tireless fighter for justice.
Simon Wiesenthal, who devoted much of his life to tracking down fugitive Nazi war criminals, is to be honoured in a memorial service in Vienna. [...]

Mr Wiesenthal died in Vienna on Tuesday, aged 96, having helped track down more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals, including Adolf Eichmann.

The secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, said Mr Wiesenthal had sent an important message to the world that there should be no impunity for genocide and crimes against humanity. [...]