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Abraham Foxman
LAP99081502 - 15 AUGUST 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, center, thanks Abraham Foxman following his remarks to thousands attending a rally August 15, at Cal State Northridge for the Los Angeles community to honor the victims of the North Valley Jewish Community Center shootings earlier this week. Applauding is California Governor Gray Davis. jr/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI

Abraham H. Foxman (born May 1 1940) is the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League.

Foxman, an only son, was born in Baranovichi, just months after the USSR took the town from Poland in the Nazi-Soviet Pact and incorporated it into the BSSR. The town is now in Belarus. Foxman had Polish-Jewish parents: Helen and Joseph Foxman.

Foxman's parents left him with his Polish Catholic nanny Bronislawa Kurpi in 1940 when they were ordered by Germans to enter a ghetto. Foxman was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church as Henryk Stanislas Kurpi, and raised as a Catholic in Vilnius, Lithuania between 1940 and 1944 when (after several legal custody battles) he was returned to his parents.

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