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Operation Last Chance: One Man's Quest to Bring Nazi Criminals to Justice


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Launching Operation Last Chance in 2002, Efraim Zuroff spearheaded a vast public campaign to locate and bring to justice the worst suspected Nazi criminals before ill health or death spare them from potential punishment. Zuroffs project yielded the names of over 520 previously unknown suspects in 24 different countries, which has led to many convictions. Combining the thrill of a detective story with the inherent poignancy of the history of World War II and its aftermath, Operation Last Chance delivers the important and moving story of one mans heroic efforts to honor the victims of the Holocaust.

About the Author

Dr. Efraim Zuroff is a historian who specializes in Holocaust history and established and directs the Israel Office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and coordinates the Center's worldwide research on Nazi war criminals. Operation Last Chance ( which he launched together with Aryeh Rubin and the Targum Shlishi Foundation (  has been active in fourteen countries on three continents. He lives with his family in Efrat, Israel.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- Milivoj Asner, A Nazi at Euro 2008 * Chaper 2- The Arrest of Eichmann * Chapter 3- I Did Not Forget You * Chapter4- The Office of Special Investigations * Chapter 5- The Search for Dr. Mengele and its Unexpected Bonus * Chapter 6- Nazis Down Under * Chapter 7- Nazis in Great Britain * Chapter 8- Nazis Under the Maple Leaf * Chapter 9- A New Office and the Fall of Communism * Chapter 10- Lithuania:The Struggle for Justice and Truth in the Land of My Forefathers * Chapter 11- Latvia: A Mass Murderer as a Contemporary Hero * Chapter 12- Estonia:The Best Justice Money Can Buy * Chapter 13- Croatia's Past and the Search for Dinko Sakic * Chapter 14- A Historic Trial in the Land of the Ustasha * Chapter 15- A Difficult Beginning * Chapter 16- The She-Devil of Majdanek * Chapter 17- The Zentai Case: Children Defending A Parent * Chapter 18- Dr. Heim, The Most Wanted Nazi in the World * Chapter 19- Kepiro: The Nazi Who Lives Opposite A Synagogue * Chapter 20- Conclusion

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Zuroff, Efraim
Palgrave MacMillan
Jewish - General
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