Postmarks from the Simon Wiesenthal Collection

To Learn More

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Imperial Royal postmark in Wiesenthal on 25kr revenue pair, Austria, 1887

Explore the print resources listed below to learn more about Simon Wiesenthal, Central Europe, and the Holocaust.

You can also see a fictionalized version of Simon Wiesenthal in several films available on DVD. Wiesenthal was a character in Frederick Forsyth's 1972 novel The Odessa File, for which Wiesenthal served as a consultant; the actor Shmuel Rodensky played him in the 1974 movie of the book. Laurence Olivier modeled his portrayal of a Nazi hunter in The Boys from Brazil (1978) after Wiesenthal. And in 1989, Wiesenthal's memoir The Murderers Among Us became an HBO movie starring Ben Kingsley.

Simon Wiesenthal's Stamp Collection:

The Simon Wiesenthal Collection. Heinrich-Koehler auction catalogue, September 27 - 30, 2006.

Historic places and place names in Central Europe

James Baker. Pictures from Bohemia Drawn with Pen and Pencil. London: Religious Tract Society, 1894. Travel memoir with a brief description of Wiesenthal an der Neisse.

H.C. and P.R. Davis. A Post-Habsburg Index. Batley, West Yorkshire: H. Hayes, 1975.

Paul Robert Magocsi. Historical Atlas of Central Europe. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002.

H. Rudolph. Vollständigstes geographisch-topographisch-statistisches Ortslexicon von Deutschland... Leipzig: L. Zander, 1870.

Wiesenthal Biographies:

Alan Levy. The Wiesenthal File. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdsmans Publishing Company, 1993.

Hella Pick. Simon Wiesenthal: A Life in Search of Justice. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1996.

Tom Segev. Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends, New York: Doubleday, 2010.

Selected Books by Simon Wiesenthal:

Justice Not Vengeance (translated by Ewald Osers). New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989.

The Murderers Among Us (edited by Joseph Wechsburg). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967.

The Sunflower. New York: Schocken Books, Inc., 1976.

Related Links:

The web sites listed below provide additional information related to this virtual exhibition. By clicking on one of the links you will be leaving the web site of the National Postal Museum.

Simon Wiesenthal and the Holocaust:

The Simon Wiesenthal Center

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yad Vashem (Israeli Holocaust museum and memorial)

Postmark collecting:

Bullseye Cancel Collectors Club

Post Mark Collectors Club

Historic Central European place names:

Jewish Genealogy Center

(Includes Shetlseeker, a searchable database of towns in Central and Eastern Europe that were predominantly Jewish before World War II)

The Wiesenthals:

Hausen im Wiesental. This is a German-language site.

For Hausen im Wiesental postmarks:

Loučná pod Klínovcem (formerly Boehmisch Wiesenthal). This is a Czech-language site.


Waghaeusel-Wiesental (formerly Wiesenthal, Baden). This is a German-language local history site.

Waghaeusel-Wiesental, Germany (formerly Wiesenthal, Baden).

Zell im Wiesental. This is a German-language site.