2. Various of Simon Wiesenthal's coffin inside the hall, covered in flowers
3. Close up of flowers
4. Austrian chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel greeting Wiesenthal's daughter, Paulinka Kreisberg
5. SOUNDBITE: (German) Wolfgang Schuessel, Austrian Chancellor:
"Dear people in mourning. Now after the mayor of Vienna (who spoke before him) I as the chancellor of the Republic of Austria want to say good bye, together with you, to a man we should thank and honour. He was not a mighty man, he wasn't the head of an institution, not the head of a state, not the commander of a big army, but he had the power to change things and make the world more just and fair."
7. Close-up of Jewish holy book in hands
6. Close up of Jewish prayer book
7. Wide of memorial service
8. SOUNDBITE: (German) Haim Eisenberg, Rabbi of Vienna:
"In the life of Simon Wiesenthal, we found the right way of remembering that to hate, or pray hate or live for revenge is the wrong way, and it is very dangerous. Remembering to get justification, to learn from history and to avoid that crimes happen again is right and it has to be done. And that was the deep mission of Simon Wiesenthal."
9. Wide of memorial service
10. Close up of stained glass window
11. Various of memorial service
12. Close-up page of the Talmud (jewish sacred book)
Diplomats, activists and political leaders were among hundreds who gathered in Vienna, on Wednesday to mourn Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
Wiesenthal died in his sleep Tuesday at his home in the Austrian capital, aged 96.
A survivor of five Nazi death camps, Wiesenthal dedicated himself to tracking down Nazi war criminals and to being a voice for the six million Jews who died during the onslaught.
He personally had 89 relatives who were killed during in the Holocaust.
People of all ages and faiths, including dozens of ambassadors and Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel attended the ceremony, which was open to the public but surrounded by tight security.
Schuessel paid tribute to Wiesenthal's mission and praised him for making "the world more just and fair".
The Chief Rabbi of Vienna, Haim Eisenberg said that his life served to remind others that thoughts of hate and revenge were wrong and that instead we should learn from history to ensure mistakes are not repeated in the future.
Wiesenthal's casket was draped in a black shroud and several wreaths, lay nearby.
Two large wreaths, composed of purple and white flowers, bore messages from the state of Israel and from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
Wiesenthal spent more than 50 years hunting Nazi war criminals, speaking out against neo-Nazism and racism, and remembering the Jewish experience as a lesson for humanity.
Through his work, he said, some 1,100 Nazi war criminals were brought to justice.
Wiesenthal was perhaps best known for his role in helping find one-time SS leader Adolf Eichmann, the foremost organiser of the extermination of the Jews.
Eichmann was tracked to Argentina, abducted by Israeli agents in 1960 and tried and hanged by Israel.
Wiesenthal will be buried on Friday in Israel, where his daughter, Paulinka Kreisberg, lives.