MODERN NAZI HUNTERS: Simon Wiesenthal started tracking Nazi’s war criminals in 1964. Subsequently, the US created a special investigative unit devoted to Nazi hunting. Although a success, many still remain at large.


Simon Wiesenthal was one of the most famous Nazi hunters in the world. In 1964, survivors from the Majdanek concentration camp informed him that Hermine Braunsteiner, a brutal guard who was known for kicking her victims to death, had only served 3 years in prison for her revolting crimes. She had escaped Austria and was now living freely in the U.S.

Wiesenthal couldn’t accept this. He tracked her down and discovered she was living in Queens, New York, so he sent a reporter from the New York Times to try and find her. After visiting only two houses the reporter was…