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Celebrating an Anniversary!

September 7, 1992, was my first day at the JFR.  Last week, I celebrated my 25th anniversary at the JFR – it has been a terrific 25 years! I have no idea where the time has gone. I work with an outstanding board, fabulous leadership, and a dedicated staff – and I thank you.

It has been my honor and privilege to help repay a debt of gratitude on behalf of the Jewish people to those precious few non-Jews ,who risked their lives and often the lives of their families, to save Jews during the Holocaust. The rescuers we support are very special and we are helping them to live out their lives in dignity.

To our Alfred Lerner Fellows, you are the very best! I am so fortunate to know you. Together we have improved the quality of Holocaust education.

To our donors – none of the above would have been possible without your continued support and commitment. I thank you for helping the JFR to make a difference in the lives of the rescuers, our teachers, and their students.

To the future!

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Remembering an American Solider Who Gave his Life for our Country – Stanley Goldblum

The grave of Stanley Goldblum

The grave of Stanley Goldblum

On May 28 1944, PFC Stanley Goldblum was killed in action in the battle of Rome. Stanley Goldblum was my uncle and I am named for him. My Uncle Stanley was in the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery which is on the north edge of the town of Nettuno, Italy, which is immediately east of the Anzio beachhead. The Italian campaign was brutal and we lost many young men. Rome was liberated on June 4, 1944, seven days after my uncle Stanley was killed.

His Hebrew date of death is 28 Iyar – which this year is May 28, 2014 – exactly 70 years ago to the day he died.

May his memory be for a blessing.

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Remembering a Noble Man

Guido[1]

Guido de Gorgey, a Righteous Gentile from Hungary, passed away peacefully this morning in New York City at the age of 93.  Guido was a very special man.  In meeting Guido one would never know that this kind, gentle man stood up to the Nazis to save Jews during the Holocaust not only risking his life, but also the lives of his family.

Guido would come and speak with our teachers and would meet with New York City school children.  May his memory be for a blessing.  To read his rescue story, please click here.

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Remembering our Heroes

The grave of Stanley Goldblum

On May 28 1944, PFC Stanley Goldblum was killed in action in the battle of Rome. Stanley Goldblum was my uncle and I am named for him. My Uncle Stanley was in the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery which is on the north edge of the town of Nettuno, Italy, which is immediately east of the Anzio beachhead. The Italian campaign was brutal and we lost many young men. Rome was liberated on June 4, 1944, seven days after my uncle Stanley was killed. May his memory be forever a blessing.

As we take time today to remember those men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of our country, let us also remember the men and woman who protect our freedom today. May this Memorial Day find the members of our armed forces both here at home and around the world safe.

Go to the following link for more information about the Sicily- Rome American Cemetary: http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/cemeteries/sr.php

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