Blumenfeld Heads Holocaust Commission
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Blumenfeld Heads Holocaust Commission

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The New York City Holocaust Memorial Commission announced the appointment of David Blumenfeld, of Great Neck, N.Y. as executive director. The commission was initiated by Mayor Edward Koch to create “a living memorial” in the city to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Blumenfeld is giving up his present position as a director of the Israel Bond organization to assume full-time duties with the memorial commission.

He will coordinate all aspects of the commission’s activities, including site selection, content and programming for the memorial, and fund-raising. The co-chairman of the commission are Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and George Klein, a New York business leader.

Noting that New York City is home to the largest number of Holocaust survivors, Klein said “the mandate of the commission is to set up a memorial which would house a museum, reference library, archives and educational and conference facilities.”

Before joining the Israel Bond Organization, Blumenfeld was executive head of the National Federation of Jewish Men’s Club.

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