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, Kurt Asche, and others. 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 269,761 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Beate Klarsfeld is the 13th most popular journalist (up from 14th in 2019), the 1,078th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,129th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German 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 13 out of 129Before her are Gerda Taro, Sebastião Salgado, Dorothea Lange, John Reed, Julian Assange, and Anna Politkovskaya. After her are W. T. Stead, Lee Miller, Jean-Marie Balestre, Walker Evans, Alexander Berkman, and David Seymour.

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Among people born in 1939, Beate Klarsfeld ranks 60Before her are Jorge Sampaio, Sonny Chiba, Fritjof Capra, Claude François, Phil Spector, and Lee Majors. After her are Ruud Lubbers, Ginger Baker, Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, and Emil Constantinescu.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Beate Klarsfeld ranks 1,078 out of 5,289Before her are Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Bruno of Querfurt (970), Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1781), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Natalia Alexeievna (1755), and Maria Sophia of Neuburg (1666). After her are Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Franz Josef Strauss (1915), Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946), Robert Siodmak (1900), Georg Böhm (1661), and Pierre Littbarski (1960).

Among JOURNALISTS In Germany

Among journalists born in Germany, Beate Klarsfeld ranks 2Before her are Gerda Taro (1910). After her are Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898), Aenne Burda (1909), Bill Brandt (1904), Thomas Nast (1840), Norbert Haug (1952), Anja Niedringhaus (1965), and Bogna Koreng (1965).