Communiqués de presse 2013

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"In view of German companies' history of collaboration with Nazi abuses of medical ethics,they must now release consent certificates, insurance claims and propose compensation measures for the uninformed objects of post-War abuses".

Paris, 8 January

In letters to the Chairmen of five major German pharmaceutical companies, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, stated that, "in view of the history of collaboration of several German industrial and pharmaceutical companies with Nazi abuses of medical ethics and practises during World War Two, we were horrified at the Tagesspiegel report on 'tests carried out in Communist East Germany (the GDR) between 1983 and 1984', apparently, in many cases without the subjects' knowledge".

Le Centre Wiesenthal à l’Académie polonaise des sciences :« Suspendez votre membre antisémite et condamnez-le à l’exil intellectuel. »

Paris, le 10 avril 2013

Dans une lettre adressée à Michal Kleiber, président de l’Académie polonaise des sciences, Shimon Samuels, directeur des Relations internationales du Centre Simon-Wiesenthal, a déploré que « la réputation de cette auguste académie a été entachée, lla semaine dernière, par le sombre fléau de l’antisémitisme »."

M. Samuels faisait référence au soi-disant expert sur les Juifs, le professeur Krzysztof Jasiewicz, dont les propos ont été reproduits dans l’article “Les Juifs sont-ils eux-mêmes coupables ?“ publié dans l’édition spéciale du magazine polonais “Focus“ marquant le 70e anniversaire du soulèvement du ghetto de Varsovie. 

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Paris, 17 May

In a letter to Belgium Acting Prime Minister, Yves Leterme, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, charged that "in the absence of a government, your caretaker cabinet is hardly taking care when your 'Justice' Minister, Stefan De Clerck, reportedly calls to amnesty World War II Belgium Nazi collaborators."

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"A school is a place to inculcate fraternity and tolerance, not hate and violence"

Paris, 5 February

In a letter to French Education Minister, Vincent Peillon, the SimonWiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. ShimonSamuels, protested  newspaper ad invitations to an anti-Israel hatefestat a Paris primary school – l’Ecole Primaire publique, 13 rue Fagon.

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Paris, 6 February,

In a letter to European Union High Representative, Baroness CatherineAshton of Upholland, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director forInternational Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, claimed that "despitecontinuous requests, for the last year, from the United Statesadministration and entreaties from the Middle East that the EuropeanUnion place Hezbollah on its terrorism list, on a par with Hamas - bothits political and military wings - the EU has vacillated, at one pointarguing that Hezbollah does not act on EU soil".