Audio: Yom Hashoah Special - Interview with Nazi Hunter Efraim Zuroff

Interviews Nazi Hunter Efraim Zuroff and attorney for the Zivotofsky-Jerusalem Passport case, Alyza Lewin.
4/28/2014, 8:24 PM

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As the Jewish community moves into commemorating Yom HaShoah V'hagvura, Holocaust and Resistance Remembrance Day, my first guest is Dr. Efraim Zuroff, head of the Jerusalem office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Nazi hunter. Even as the perpetrators are getting into their 80's and 90's, and the countries in which they are hiding are terribly uncooperative, Dr. Zuroff has had incredible success. He shares about his work, and mentions a statistic about the convicted ones that came as a harsh reality.

In our second half, attorney Alyza Lewin explains why it's taken more than 11 years, and counting, to get the passport of an American born in Jerusalem to state that the country of birth is Israel. In fact, the US State Department has NEVER recognized Jerusalem as officially being IN Israel. The Zivotofsky family is waiting for a ruling from the US Supreme Court, as the US Congress approves this designation and the State Department refuses to acknowledge that Jerusalem is IN Israel. Alyza Lewin gives us the background to this absurd posture, and we wish her and the Zivotofsky's speedy success. 

Be in touch anytime at Thanks for tuning in, keep that derech eretz thing going my friends, and have a great week, shalom!

Efraim Zuroff. Photo Credit: Flash90.

Rabbi Elan Adler served as a pulpit Rabbi for 25 years in Stamford, Ct and Baltimore, Md prior to making aliyah in 2010. Rabbi Adler received his Smicha from Yeshiva University, had the privilege of being an aide to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik for two years, was an activist Rabbi in support of Israel and aliyah, and served as the President of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis. During his tenure as a Rabbi, he was known for being an engaging speaker and teacher, never failing to make easy connections with Jewish people as well as the non-Jewish and African American community. While serving congregations, he was appreciated for being welcoming, embracing of all people, and bringing congregants closer to their Jewish heritage. For more information on Rabbi Adler visit
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