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Wiesenthal Center expands hunt for Nazi suspects after initial success of poster campaign

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    Efraim Zuroff, the top Nazi-hunter of Simon Wiesenthal Center, speaks during a news conference in Munich, Germany, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Zuroff launched the "Operation Last Chance II", a poster campaign to bring individuals to justice who were involved in the mass murder of Jews during the Holocaust. The poster in background reads 'late but not too late'. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) (The Associated Press)

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    Efraim Zuroff, the top Nazi-hunter of Simon Wiesenthal Center, speaks during a news conference in Munich, Germany, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Zuroff launched the "Operation Last Chance II", a poster campaign to bring individuals to justice who were involved in the mass murder of Jews during the Holocaust. The poster in background reads 'late but not too late'. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) (The Associated Press)

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is expanding its poster and reward campaign in Germany in its push to track down Nazi war criminals before it is too late.

The center's top Nazi-hunter, Efraim Zuroff, said Monday that Operation Last Chance II, launched in July, resulted in tips on 108 possible suspects, primarily in Germany. He says so far four of those have developed into concrete cases being investigated by prosecutors, though no charges have yet been filed.

The center is offering up-to 25,000 euros ($34,000) for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of war crimes suspects.

The campaign started with posters reading "late, but not too late" in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. Now another 2,500 posters are being distributed in Leipzig, Munich, Magdeburg, Rostock, Stuttgart, Dresden, Nuremberg and Frankfurt.