Klarsfeld, Serge

Klarsfeld, Serge
(1935– ) and Beate Klarsfeld (1939– )
   The Klarsfelds, best known to the public as “Nazi hunters,” have for more than 30 years located and confronted Nazis who remained untried for their participation in the Holocaust. In 1968 Beate, the Christian daughter of a father who was a soldier in the Wehrmacht, publicly slapped Kurt Kiesenger, the German chancellor, in an attempt to expose his Nazi past. The controversy that ensued led three months later to Kiesenger’s defeat at the polls by Willy Brandt, a leading anti-Nazi politician. Subsequently, the Klarsfelds located and exposed many Nazis who had managed to escape trial as war criminals. The list of names includes Klaus Barbie, Rene Bousquet, Kurt Lischka, Maurice Papon, and Paul Touvier. Serge Klarsfeld published the Memorial of the Deportation of Jews of France (1978), which consists of a listing of more than 80,000 names of Jews deported to the East or killed in France. Each entry includes names, birth date, and birthplace of each deportee. In 1996, Serge Klarsfeld published a similar memorial entitled French Children of the Holocaust, a collection of photos and personal data on more than 11,000 Jewish children who were deported from their homes in France and put to death in the German extermination camps. The Klarsfelds head the Committee of Children of Deportees, a French organization whose objective is to bring French collaborationists to justice.

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  • KLARSFELD, SERGE — (1932– ), lawyer, historian, Nazi hunter, and documenter of the Holocaust. Klarsfeld was born in Bucharest and moved with his family to France as a child. While he, his mother, and sister remained in hiding in Nice, his father Arno allowed… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Serge Klarsfeld — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Klarsfeld. Serge Klarsfeld (né le 17 septembre 1935 à Bucarest en Roumanie) est un écrivain, historien et avocat de la cause des déportés en France. Son épouse Beate (née Beate Auguste Künzel, le 13 février, 1939 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Serge Klarsfeld — mit seiner Frau Beate Serge Klarsfeld (* 17. September 1935 in Bukarest) ist ein französischer Rechtsanwalt und Historiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Serge and Beate Klarsfeld — Serge (born September 17, 1935, Bucharest, Romania) and Beate (born February 13, 1939, Berlin, Germany) Klarsfeld are French activists known for engaging in Holocaust documentation and anti Nazi activism. Early years Serge Klarsfeld, a Jew, spent …   Wikipedia

  • KLARSFELD, BEATE AUGUSTE° — (née Kunzel; 1939– ), anti Nazi, Nazi hunter responsible for bringing klaus barbie to justice, pro Israel activist. Beate Klarsfeld was born in Berlin to a Protestant family, her father had served in the Wehrmacht. She began her working career as …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Serge Klarsfeld — (17 de septiembre de 1935, Bucarest, Rumania) es un escritor, historiador y abogado francés, de origen rumano, esposo de Beate Klarsfeld. Ha participado también activamente en favor de la lucha contra el antisemitismo y los criminales de guerra… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Klarsfeld — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arno Klarsfeld (* 1965), französisch israelischer Anwalt und Politiker Beate Klarsfeld (* 1939), deutsche Journalistin Serge Klarsfeld (* 1935), französischer Rechtsanwalt und Historiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Serge (Vorname) — Serge ist ein männlicher Vorname, der von Sergius abgeleitet ist. Er ist besonders in den französischsprachigen Ländern verbreitet. In Osteuropa ist die Form Sergei gebräuchlich. Im Italienischen, Spanischen und Portugiesischen existiert die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Klarsfeld, Beate and Serge — ▪ political activists Beate Klarsfeld née  Kunzel  Respectively,   born Feb. 13, 1939, Berlin, Ger.   born Sept. 17, 1935, Bucharest, Rom.       wife and husband team resident in Paris, internationally noted for their anti Nazi and pro Israel… …   Universalium

  • Klarsfeld — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Pour consulter un article plus général, voir : Nom de famille germanique. Serge Klarsfeld (né en 1935) est un écrivain, historien et avocat de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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