Sabina Citron

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Sabina Citron
Born 1928
Łódź, Poland
Residence Jerusalem, Israel
Known for Holocaust survivor; founder and spokesman of the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association; author

Sabina Citron (born in 1928) is a Holocaust survivor. She is a founder and spokesman of the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association, charged a Nazi propagandist with incitement to racial hatred against the Jewish people, and prevailed in a civil lawsuit for libel against Imre Finta. She is also the author of The Indictment.

Early life[edit]

Citron was born in Łódź, Poland.[1] She performed forced labor in an ammunition factory during World War II.[1] Later during the Holocaust, she was incarcerated in Auschwitz concentration camp, where her oldest brother died.[1][2] The majority of her extended family was killed during the Holocaust.[1] She moved to Israel in 1948, later immigrated to Toronto, Canada, and now lives in Jerusalem, Israel.[1]

Later life[edit]

Citron became a founder and spokesman of the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association.[3][4][5][6][7] In 1983 Citron charged Nazi propagandist Ernst Zündel, a Holocaust denier and pamphleteer, under the Criminal Code of Canada with incitement to racial hatred against the Jewish people.[1][8][9][10] The case was taken over by the Crown, and Zündel was convicted and sentenced to 15 months in jail.[11] She also prevailed in a civil lawsuit for libel against Imre Finta, after he accused her of being a liar for saying that he had committed war crimes.[1][12][13]

Citron is the author of The Indictment: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Historical Perspective (Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2006).[14][15]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Sabina Citron". Gefen Publishing House. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Les Whittington (March 1, 1985). "Zundel Remains Defiant". The Windsor Star. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Donna Hooper (October 18, 1997). "Zundel controls Web site, estranged wife testifies". The Record. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Michael Babad (April 30, 1985). "Canada to Deport Holocaust Hoax Publisher". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indict War Criminals: Petition". The Calgary Herald. July 24, 1981. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Les Whittington (March 22, 1983). "Jewish Activists Dissatisfied with Govt. Probe of War Criminals". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nazi Hunter Offers Names". The Windsor Star. April 26, 1985. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ Sabina Citron and Toronto Mayor's committee on community and race relations: (Complainants/les plaignantes) and/et Canadian Human Rights Commission and Ernst Zündel. Canadian Human Rights Tribunal/Tribunal des droits de la personne. 1998. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ Raphael Cohen-Almagor (2006). The scope of tolerance: studies on the costs of free expression and freedom of the press. Psychology Press. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ Alan T. Davies (1992). Antisemitism in Canada: history and interpretation. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ Les Whittington (March 25, 1985). "Zundel Sentenced to 15 Months". The Calgary Herald. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ David Matas (1994). "The Case of Imre Finta, The Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture". 43 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 281. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Prosecution of War Criminals Moving at 'Snails Pace'". The Jewish Post & News. March 25, 1993. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  14. ^ Sabina Citron (2006). The Indictment. Gefen Publishing House Ltd. ISBN 965-229-373-3. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  15. ^ "American Jewish Year Book 2007; The Americas; Canada". American Jewish Committee. Retrieved January 20, 2012.