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little-known face of famed nazi hunters shown in paris

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little-known face of famed nazi hunters shown in paris

paris — their heroic quest to bring down fugitive nazis such as the so-called "butcher of lyon" is widely known. but there's more — a lot more — to the steely, yet unassuming, married duo of nazi hunters beate and serge klarsfeld, and a new exhibition in paris is looking to tell that tale.the french capital's shoah memorial is this week hosting the world's first-ever exhibition into their story. using personal archives, including previously unseen video, "beate and serge klarsfeld, fighters for memory" seeks to explain the couple's fight to a new generation. it opens thursday and runs until april 29.the aim of the exhibition, say the organizers, is to show how beate, 78, and serge, 82, did much more than hunt nazis, as is often portrayed in the media and in a 1986 film starring the late farrah fawcett. notably, the devoted husband and wife team, married since 1963, played a pivotal role in understanding the horrors of the final solution in occupied france."yes, parts of their story are known," curator olivier lalieu said. "but we are showing that they are not just nazi hunters ... serge is a historian and pioneer in the writing about the persecution of jews. they added much to our understanding of what happened during the holocaust."the exhibition's timing was chosen carefully, coming five decades since beate gained international attention for exposing the nazi ties of west german chancellor kurt georg kiesinger in 1968, and four decades after the publishin...