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Pisar Elected to JTA Board: Neuman Appointed JTA Business Manager

December 14, 1981
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Samuel Pisar, well-known international lawyer, author and lecturer, was elected to the JTA Board of Directors at its annual meeting held in St. Louis on Nov. 12, it was announced by Martin Fox, president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Pisar is the author of the world-wide bestseller “Of Blood And Hope.” He holds doctorates from Harvard and The Sorbonne and was made an American citizen by special act of Congress. He also served at the United Nations, as an advisor to the Kennedy Administration, and to the U.S. Senate. As a youngster, Pisar lost his entire family when the Nazis overran Soviet-occupied Poland and managed to survive Auschwitz and other notorious death camps. He was rescued by an American tank column at age 16.

In addition, Fox announced the appointment of Jan Neuman as business manager of JTA. Neuman, a native New Yorker, studied communications and mathematics at Queens College in New York and continues his studies in business administration at Baruch College.

Prior to coming to JTA, Neuman was New Lodge director for District One of B’nai B’rith in New York. Before that, he was a fundraiser for the United Jewish Appeal in the Brooklyn division. He also lived for eight months on a kibbutz in Israel.

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