Simon Wiesenthal: 1908-2005

Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal died September 20 in Vienna, Austria. In a tireless and decades-long campaign to bring justice to the 6 million Jews (including 89 members of his own family) who died during the Holocaust, Simon Wiesenthal is credited with bringing more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals to trial. For more about Wiesenthal, check out the 1996 biography Simon Wiesenthal: A Life in Search of Justice (left).

Read the obituary in the New York Times.