Efraim Zuroff

Dr. Efraim Zuroff is the chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and director of the Israel Office and Eastern European Affairs. His latest books are Mūsiškiai; Kelionė Su Priešu [Our People; Journey With an Enemy], (Vilnius: Alma Littera, 2016); and Operation Last Chance; One Man's Quest to Bring Nazi Criminals to Justice (New York: Macmillan, 2009).

Publications by Efraim Zuroff

John-Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic, eds., Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe

Bringing the Dark Past to Light offers many examples of the manipulation of history and its impact upon numerous aspects of daily life. Read More »

Behind the Humanitarian Mask: the Nordic Countries, Israel, and the Jews

Hunting Nazi Criminals; Operation: Last Chance

Operation: Last Chance is not only an attempt to help achieve justice, but also part of the struggle for historical truth, and was designed to help promote Holocaust education and combat anti-Semitism. Its educational dimensions were designed to sensitize people to the history of the Holocaust and help them focus on the key historical issues relating to local complicity in Holocaust crimes and the implications thereof. Read More »

Eastern Europe: Anti-Semitism in the Wake of Holocaust-Related Issues

Although the study of the Holocaust and its historical lessons has traditionally been regarded in the Western world as one of the most effective means of combating anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, in post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe Holocaust-related issues have been a major cause of anti-Semitic incidents and growing animus toward Jews. Read More »

Sweden’s Refusal to Prosecute Nazi War Criminals: 1986-2002

Toward the end of World War II, an unspecified number of Latvian and Estonian Nazi war criminals escaped to Sweden among a wave of Baltic refugees fleeing the advancing Soviet Army. Although the Swedish government established a special commission to investigate their wartime activities, no legal action was ever taken against any of these escaped Holocaust perpetrators. Read More »