Head of L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center tells Haaretz that refusing it would cause 'ill will' toward Jews, criticizes Rep. John Lewis and other Democrats boycotting the ceremony.
United States' ranking of Nazi-hunting efforts lowered because of failure to prosecute notorious Nazi who lived quietly in Minnesota, Simon Wiesenthal Center says.
Simon Wiesenthal Center presses German government to investigate 76 men, four women who served in Einsatzgruppen.
Simon Wiesenthal Center says the caricature of Facebook's CEO recalls Nazi imagery.
The former Nazi SS captain was sentenced to life in prison for his role in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II.
Michael Karkoc told American authorities in 1949 he had performed no military service during World War Two, concealing his work as an officer in SS-led units; German authorities express possibility of prosecution for war crimes.
Among those scheduled to appear at Wednesday's ceremony are two convicted terrorists released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal.
Both additions were members of the notorious SS-Death’s Head camp guards; list includes alleged Nazi war criminals living in North America.
Legal precedent set in 2011 trial of John Demjanjuk made it possible for Germany to go after Nazi guards.
2012 marked a fivefold increase in the number convicted worldwide to a total of ten, nine of which were in Italy, according to Simon Wiesenthal Center.