Tuviah Friedman

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Tuviah Friedman
Born(1922-01-23)23 January 1922
Died13 January 2011(2011-01-13) (aged 88)
OccupationNazi hunter
Known forhelped to capture Eichmann

Tuviah Friedman (23 January 1922 – 13 January 2011[1][2]) was a Nazi hunter and director of the Institute for the Documentation of Nazi War Crimes in Haifa, Israel.

Friedman was born in Radom, Poland, in 1922. During World War II he was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp near Radom, from which he escaped in 1944. The following year he was appointed an interrogation officer in the Gdańsk jail. From 1946 to 1952 he worked for Haganah Wien in Austria, as Director of Staff of the Documentation Center in Vienna, where he and his colleagues hunted down numerous Nazis.[3] Afterwards, in Israel, he played a role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann.[2]


Friedman's autobiography is titled The Hunter. The archives at Yad Vashem in Israel contain dossiers on various Nazis, collected by Friedman.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mandel, Kobi (13 January 2011). טוביה פרידמן, ממסייעי לכידת אייכמן, הלך לעולמו [Tuviah Friedman, who helped to capture Eichmann, dies] (in Hebrew). Walla!. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Nazi hunter Tuvya Friedman laid to rest in Haifa". Jerusalem Post. January 14, 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. ^ Stephan Stach: »Praktische Geschichte«, Der Beitrag jüdischer Organisationen zur Verfolgung von NS-Verbrechern in Polen und Österreich in den späten 40er Jahren, in: Fritz Bauer Institut (Hg.), Katharina Stengel (Hg.), Opfer als Akteure, Interventionen ehemaliger NS-Verfolgter in der Nachkriegszeit, Frankfurt (Main) 2008, 242-262.
  4. ^ Levy, Alan (2006) [1993]. Nazi Hunter: The Wiesenthal File (Revised 2002 ed.). London: Constable & Robinson. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-84119-607-7.

External links[edit]

  • Guide to the Papers of Tuviah Friedman (RG 1196), YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
  • My Role in Operation Eichmann by Tuviah Friedman. Institute of Documentation in Israel for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes: Haifa.
  • Korrespondenz Lothar Hermann Coronel Suarez Argentinien Ergreifung Adolf Eichmann, Special Collection 8
  • Tuviah Friedman Korrespondenz to Simon Wiesenthal, Germany National Bibliothek