Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Tribute to Simon Wiesenthal

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval—Les Îles, Lib.): [ Folco.R@parl.gc.ca ] “Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute today to Simon Wiesenthal, who died in Vienna at the age of 96.

“Sixty years ago, Simon Wiesenthal was a man without a name, without hope and without a future, known only by the number tattooed on his arm. The only survivor from a family of 99 people shipped to Nazi extermination camps, Simon Wiesenthal dedicated the last 50 years of his life to hunting down the war criminals responsible for murdering 6 million Jews in Europe during the Holocaust; he played a significant role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann and Franz Stangl, the commandants at the Treblinka and Sobibor camps.

“He will be remembered as the conscience of the Holocaust because, as he often said, ‘When history looks back, I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it’

“Simon Wiesenthal, we shall never forget.”