Bronfman quoting Wiesenthal said: "For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing." He added, "Looking at the picturesque villages on these beautiful hills, one cannot truly comprehend, how is it possible that so many chose to stand on the side-lines of history, doing nothing, saying nothing. This is one of the most important lessons that we can learn and do everything in our power to educate future generations. This is the same lesson that Simon Wiesenthal dedicated his life to - never stand aside while injustice is taking place. Always take sides, and never be afraid to speak out and condemn evil."
At the end of the emotional ceremony, Kreisberg, fighting back her tears, received an award in memory of her grandfather's heroic actions. In concluding the ceremony, Chesler said, "We of Limmud FSU are proud to commemorate and honor this great man's life's work in his pursuit of Nazi criminals war and his single-minded devotion to tracking them down and exposing their evil actions."
Photos courtesy of Larry Luxner and Yevhen Zavhorodnii .