New York (Sep. 17)
In one of the first direct actions of the recent World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Jerusalem, the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors was formally established here this week at a meeting attended by representatives from major cities in the United States and Canada.
The central goals of the organization, according to a spokesman, are to represent the views and interests of children of survivors before communal bodies and the media, to strengthen their common legacy, and to provide a greater understanding of the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary society. One of the Network’s principal projects will be the holding of an international conference of survivors’ children in the spring of 1983.
Other activities, the spokesman said, will include the publication of a newsletter, coordinating a speakers bureau, setting up oral history projects, and providing a liaison between the various local groups of children of survivors presently in existence throughout North America as well as others being formed in Israel, Europe and else-where.
Menachem Rosensaft of New York will serve as chairperson of the Network until the 1983 conference. Rosensaft, who was one of the participants in the world gathering in Jerusalem last June which was attended by 5,000 Holocaust survivors from around the world, said that the Holocaust “should never be forgotten.” The formation of the Network was pledged at the Western Wall closing ceremonies of the world gathering.