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Jewish Groups Urged to Continue Promoting Holocaust Studies

National Jewish organizations were called on to continue to expand their work to promote Holocaust studies, “not out of choice but out of necessity.” The plea was made by Eli Zborowski, honorary president of the American Federation of Jewish Fighters, Camp Inmates and Nazi Victims at the organization’s seventh anniversary dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Sunday night.

Zborowski, who was a member of the underground in Poland during World War II, and his wife Diana, were honored by the Federation for “their work and dedication in Holocaust studies and for bringing awareness closer to youth.” The theme of the dinner was “Remembering and retelling it (the Holocaust) to your children.” Dr. Norman Lamm, president of a University, which has established an Eli and Diana Zborowski Chair in Holocaust Studies, paid tribute to the couple. He urged the Federation to continue its work so that the world “never forgets what happened in the Holocaust.”

Zborowski asserted that the Federation must continue to be “the conscience of the civilized world.” He pointed out that the organization had expanded its program by sponsoring mobile exhibits from college campus to college campus: by publishing much information on the Holocaust; by increasing Holocaust studies such as the Holocaust Chair at Yeshiva University; and by sponsoring memorial programs to remember the terrible tragedy of World War II. Some 500 persons attended the dinner.