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Simon Wiesenthal Center

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Basic Information

Location 34° 3′ 14″ N, 118° 24′ 7″ W
Phone number (310) 553-9036
Country United States
City Los Angeles, CA
Address 1399 Roxbury Dr, Los Angeles, California

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.asp?c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=6212365#.URNidaUsn7M
Geographical Coordinates 34.05378,-118.40173


The Simon Wiesenthal Center, with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, was established in 1977 and named for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. According to its mission statement, it is "an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time. The Center’s multifaceted mission generates changes through the Snider Social Action Institute and education by confronting antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, standing with Israel, defending the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations."

The organization aims to foster tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The Center closely interacts on an ongoing basis with a variety of public and private agencies, meeting with elected officials, the United States and foreign governments, diplomats and heads of state. Other issues that the Center deals with include: the prosecution of Nazi war criminals, fighting against ODESSA networks; Holocaust and tolerance education; Middle East Affairs; and extremist groups, neo-Nazism, and hate on the Internet.


The Center’s educational arm, Museum of Tolerance, was founded in 1993 and hosts 350,000 visitors annually.


Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

  • (early close at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays November - March);

Saturday: closed; Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults: $15.50; Seniors (62+): $12.50; Students with ID & Youth 5-18 (Children under 5 no charge): $11.50

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