Named in honor
of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
, the Center is an international watchdog
of hate groups
based out of Los Angeles
. Their facility
also runs the Museum of Tolerance, a multi-media history exhibit on the Holocaust
and the events surrounding it.
When I went, the most interesting exhibit was not anything related to the holocoust (which they must have warehouses full of) but a computer screen map of the United States with a touch pad that allowed you to click on any area and search for recent news of hate crimes, sorted by organization or nature.
Although the Center does do good work, it sometimes runs afoul of civil rights groups, because it appears to take the stance that government censorship is superior to a free speech that allows the propagation of racism.
They are on the web at www.wiesenthal.com.