Letter to the Editor of the New York Times (August 25, 2014)
From Generations of the Shoah International
Regarding Holocaust Descendants and Israel/Gaza
The overwhelming majority of the worldwide inter-generational Holocaust survivor community, including Generations of the Shoah International’s (GSI) Coordinating Council, agree with Elie Wiesel's recent statement in the New York Times that affirms Israel's absolute right to self defense...
During the Holocaust, Jews often weren’t able to defend themselves, and the world saw what happened. Our parents and grandparents lived through a time when virulent anti-Semitism was accepted by their neighbors. We cannot, and will not, stand idly by as anti-Semitism once again threatens the existence of Israel and the Jewish people.
We remember that when the U.S. was attacked on 9/11...
The Members of the Coordinating Council of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI):
Ken Engel, Chair, CHAIM (Children of Holocaust Survivors Assoc. in Minnesota)
Annette Bar-Cohen, Co-President, The Generation After, Washington, DC
Raymonde Fiol, President, Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada
Esther Finder, President, Generations of the Shoah – Nevada
Klaire Firestone, President, Second Generation Los Angeles, CA
Dina Cohen, Chair, Generations of the Shoah – New Jersey
Anna Schiffer, Generations of the Shoah – New Jersey
Doris Schwarz-Lisenbee, Vice President, Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association, CA
Pepi Nichols, Coordinator, The Second Generation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Houston, TX
Bonnie Stein, Generations After, Florida Holocaust Museum
Aaron Biterman, Chair, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors
Daniel Brooks, Director, 3G NY