Wiesenthal Center’s Chief Nazi Hunter and Director of Eastern European Affairs Awarded Gold Medal by Serbian President Nikolic

Belgrade – Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic yesterday awarded a Golden Medal for Merit to Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s chief Nazi-hunter and director of eastern European affairs, as part of the celebrations of Sretenje, the National Day of the Republic of Serbia. The rationale for the award, which was granted to Zuroff for “exceptional achievements,” was his “selfless dedication to defending the truth about the suffering of Jews, but also Serbs, Roma and other nations during World War II.”

Zuroff was the first of the medal recipients to be called up to the president and among the very few foreigners whose achievements were honored. He is the only Israeli to ever receive this recognition, with the exception of Serbian-born former Justice Minister Yosef (Tommy) Lapid.

For more information call Efraim Zuroff +972-50-7214156
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