Beate Klarsfeld

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Beate Auguste Klarsfeld (née Künzel; born 13 February 1939) is a Franco-German journalist and Nazi hunter who, along with her French husband, Serge, became famous for their investigation and documentation of numerous Nazi war criminals, including Kurt Lischka, Alois Brunner, Klaus Barbie, Ernst Ehlers and Kurt Asche. In March 2012, she ran as the candidate for The Left in the 2012 German presidential election against Joachim Gauck, but lost by 126 to 991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Beate Klarsfeld has received more than 306,518 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Beate Klarsfeld is the 15th most popular journalist (down from 13th in 2019), the 1,132nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,078th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Journalist.

Beate Klarsfeld is a German-born French activist who became famous for her involvement in the 1960s and 1970s in the campaign to bring Nazi war criminals to justice.

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Among journalists, Beate Klarsfeld ranks 15 out of 127Before her are Sebastião Salgado, Julian Assange, John Reed, Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, and Lee Miller. After her are Steve McCurry, W. T. Stead, Walker Evans, Endre Ady, Alexander Berkman, and Jean-Marie Balestre.

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Among people born in 1939, Beate Klarsfeld ranks 62Before her are Silvana Armenulić, Carlo Ginzburg, João Bernardo Vieira, Barry Seal, Fikret Abdić, and Carolina Herrera. After her are Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Milva, Kathryn Joosten, Susumu Tonegawa, Dale T. Mortensen, and Eugene Fama.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Beate Klarsfeld ranks 1,132 out of 6,142Before her are Franz Josef Strauss (1915), Hrotsvitha (935), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Walther Flemming (1843), and Hans Reichenbach (1891). After her are Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1694), Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790), Princess Cecilie of Baden (1839), Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732), and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513).

Among JOURNALISTS In Germany

Among journalists born in Germany, Beate Klarsfeld ranks 2Before her are Gerda Taro (1910). After her are Aenne Burda (1909), Thomas Nast (1840), Bill Brandt (1904), Norbert Haug (1952), Anja Niedringhaus (1965), Bogna Koreng (1965), and Claas Relotius (1985).