Abraham H. Foxman Opens 2015-2016 Amram Scholar Series

Abraham H. Foxman, dubbed the “Jewish pope” for his dynamic leadership of the Anti-Defamation League, launched the Amram Scholar Series 2015-16 season on Sunday, October 11.

Mr. Foxman is known throughout the world as a leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, hatred, prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination. He worked at the ADL for five decades, serving as its national director from 1987 until his retirement this past July. Mr. Foxman’s talk, “Anti-Semitism: Never Again?” focused on why he thinks that hatred of Jews is worse today than it has ever been since World War II.

Born in Poland in 1940, Mr. Foxman was saved from the Holocaust as an infant by his Polish Catholic nanny, who baptized and raised him as a Catholic during the war years. Fourteen members of his family perished, but his parents survived and immigrated with him to America in 1950. He went on to graduate from City College and earn a law degree from New York University before joining the ADL.

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