Los Angeles Group to Record Deeds of Christians Who Saved Jews
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Los Angeles Group to Record Deeds of Christians Who Saved Jews

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Plans were pushed here today for an Institute for Righteous Acts as an international documentary and study center to record the deeds of rescue of Jews from the Nazi genocide.

An initial meeting of backers of the idea from the Bay area was presided over by Benjamin H. Swig, national Jewish communal leader. The backers heard a report from Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, initiator of the project, and Bishop James M. Pike, one of its most enthusiastic supporters.

The Institute would gather and disseminate documentary material on the sacrifices made by Christians in many parts of Europe to save the lives of Jews during the Nazi regime. Seymour Fromer, one of the project sponsors, said that more than 500 narratives of such life-saving activities had been collected and stored at the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund