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  • First Person for One Child of Survivors, Cambodian Killings Resemble Shoah

    As someone who lost practically his entire family to the Holocaust, I came to regard the Holocaust as the ultimate benchmark for mass murder. Any subsequent 20th-century genocides seemed merely sad reminders that the post-Holocaust pledge “Never again” was just an empty promise. Tuol Sleng is Cambodia’s version of Auschwitz. I found seeing Tuol Seng… More ▸

  • Israel to Aid Cambodian People

    Israel is one of the 60 countries attending a two-day international conference on humanitarian assistance for the Kampuchean people (Cambodia) which opened here yesterday. Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Yoel Baromi, announced today that Israel will contribute $250,000 to the Kampuchean relief fund and stressed that his country’s help to southeast Asian… More ▸

  • JDC Inaugurates Education Program for Cambodian Refugees in Thailand

    Participation in a Community Education Program in the Khoo I Dong holding center for Cambodian refugees in Thailand was formally inaugurated last month by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) it was announced here by JDC president Donald Robinson. “The JDC,” he said, “has received over $250,000 in donations, primarily from American Jews who… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Elie Wiesel; a Journey to Cambodia

    Elie Wiesel, the chairman of the President’s Commission an the Holocaust, returned last week from a visit to Cambodian refugee camps as port of a delegation organized by the Interschool Rescue Committee. In an exclusive interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the world famous author and lecturer described the scenes which he, together with more… More ▸

  • JDC Participating in National Appeal for Cambodian Refugees

    The president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Donald Robinson, and the executive vice president of the JDC, Ralph Goldman, were among an outstanding group of American leaders who attended a meeting of the National Cambodia Crisis Committee at the White House Tuesday. The meeting was the start of a national appeal to the… More ▸

  • JDC Reports Cambodian Response Exceeds $100,000 and Still Growing

    The American Jewish response to the needs of the Cambodian refugees has been “a heart-warming demonstration of concern” according to Donald Robinson, president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. He reported that more than 100 communities were actively participating in the program of Cambodian relief, and noted that rabbis and Jewish educators were also… More ▸

  • Cambodian Relief Campaign Begun by Sca in Syna Gogues Throughout U.S.

    Declaring that “We dare not postpone even for one minute our role in helping to prevent Holocaust 11 which threatens to become a reality in Cambodia,” Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld, president of the Synagogue Council of America (SCA), announced that several thousand Conservative, Orthodox end Reform congregations throughout the nation have joined together in a Cambodian… More ▸

  • JDC Aiding Cambodian People

    Expressing continued concern over starvation in Cambodia, Donald Robinson, president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, reported that the JDC, in addition to having made earlier contributions, has been accepting donations for Cambodian relief from the Jewish community together with its partners in the Interfaith Hunger Appeal, the Church World Services and the Catholic… More ▸