• Together Against War in Ukraine
    Together Against War in Ukraine
  • French Festival of Jewish Films - cosponsored by Verbe et Lumière-Vigilance
    French Festival of Jewish Films - cosponsored by Verbe et Lumière-Vigilance
  • Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
    Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
  • Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour  victims of terror in Jerusalem
    Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour victims of terror in Jerusalem
  • Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
    Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
  • Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
    Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
  • Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal
    Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal

News Releases 2022

Paris, 12 February 2022

In an open letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, congratulated his election to a fourth term.

In the letter, he recalled: “The late Simon Wiesenthal would often express his appreciation for three countries:
- The United States, that liberated him from the Nazi camp of Mauthausen;
- Israel where – after losing 87 in the Holocaust – a new family was born;
- The Netherlands, in the 1950’s organized a ‘radiothon’ fundraiser that brought in the means for his continued pursuit to bring war criminals to justice.”

Paris, 10 February 2022

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, commented this week’s French court sentence of “Fr. Abbot” Olivier Rioult, author of “The Jewish Question – Synthesis” (under his own publishing house “Saint Agobard” – in honour of the vehemently antisemitic 8th century Archbishop Agobard).

Together with his neo-Nazi friend, Hervé Lalin (a.k.a. Ryssen), he was tried for posting a 2019 video on YouTube, calling the Jews “snakes... a problem whose solution requires continued combat and extermination.”

Paris, 3 February 2022

Published in 2002, “The Lost Territories of the Republic” (“Les Territoires perdus de la République”) was written by Georges Bensoussan, under a nom de plume “Emmanuel Brenner.”

The book revealed already the core of Islamist antisemitism in the classroom.

by Shimon Samuels

Paris-Tel Aviv, 2 February 2022 

It started in Europe with claims of Jewish power.

Some countries had forbidden circumcision and Kosher shechita as barbaric behaviour.

A depression ruined markets but, claimed the hatemongers, it enriched the Jews.

His plaque in the Chiavari Memorial Park “Giacomo Cohen Da Silva / 18-04-1875 / Auschwitz, 11-12-1943” has been desecrated.

Paris, 1 February 2022 

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, recalled, “as a child, leaving British weather, we would drive every summer for vacation in Italy. Between Rapallo and Chiavari, Liguria, was a meeting ground for Jewish families from across Western Europe. Marriages were celebrated and gossip flowed. The Holocaust was thought to be behind us, as the grandchildren were to enjoy the new Europe.”