Nazi Hunter Tuvia Friedman z"l
By R. Hoffman
Nazi hunter Tuvia Friedman z"l passed away in Haifa last week
at the age of 89. A native of Radom, Poland and a Holocaust survivor,
after the war he collaborated with well-known Nazi hunter Simon
Wiesenthal and helped in the capture of Adolf Eichmann and in bringing
him to trial in Jerusalem. The two worked together to capture and
bring to justice numerous Nazi war criminals, with the assistance of
the U.S. Army.
After the U.S. Army stopped court-martialing Nazis, Friedman moved to
Israel while Wiesenthal remained in Vienna, and their paths separated.
In Haifa, Friedman founded the Institute of Documentation, where he
gathered testimonies regarding Nazi crimes and published hundreds of
books and publications on the Holocaust. In 2002 the Haifa
Municipality made Friedman an Honorary Citizen.
This week the Friedman family complained that no government body in
Israel ever officially recognized his work.