Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles

3.6
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is a Jewish human rights organization established in 1977 by Rabbi Marvin Hier. According to its mission statement, it is "a global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context. The Center confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations."
The Center is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It is accredited as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe.

The Center closely interacts on an ongoing basis with a variety of public and private agencies, meeting with elected officials, the United States and foreign governments, diplomats and heads of state. The Center promotes the prosecution of Nazi war criminals, and fights against extremist groups, neo-Nazism, and hate on the Internet. The Center is also involved in Holocaust and tolerance education. Its "Campus Outreach" division is part of the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC).
The Center is named after Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
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Simon Wiesenthal Center Reviews

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  • After getting lost in the worst page of human history: THE HOLOCAUST TIMELINE and you breath and touch the subhumane degree men and women have turned to... then when you're sure everything is lost.....  more »
  • What is gratifying when you visit the Museum of Tolerance is the varied ethnic background of the visitors and how moved everybody seemed to be watching the terrible story of the Holocaust unfold...  more »
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  • This is an amazing organization. I'm not sure what the many BTS postings are about, but they are not related to SWC's core work. As one can see from some of the other reviews, there is significant antisemitism in the US, and a major need to remind people of the crimes against humanity which some blindly deny or try to whitewash.
  • If you had done any research on BTS, you would have known that they truly do not promote hate. In fact, they send a very positive of message of Love Yourself. Their music has inspired a lot of people, in all age groups, all around the world. Also, the shirt you referenced, was to celebrate Korea’s independence and liberation from Japan. Not to glorify the atomic bomber. Please do not forget all of the horrendous things Japan did during that time. Use your center to influence and educate rather than condemn.

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