U.S. Jews grateful for China's help

BEIJING, March 24 (UPI) -- The director of a leading Jewish-American organization has praised China for its efforts to protect Jews during World War II. Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, was one of 25 delegates from the organization who came to China at the in

U.S. Jewish leaders mull Christian right

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Jewish leaders met in New York Monday to develop a strategy for coping with the Christian conservative movement, which they see as a threat.

Nader takes on Anti-Defamation League

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Independent U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader has been branded a bigot by the Anti-Defamation League, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Vatican to release WWII documents

ROME, Vatican City, June 30 (UPI) -- The Vatican has decided to release previously secret documents relating to World War II, the Ha'aretz reported Wednesday.

ADL:Muslim papers mix hatred of Jews, U.S.

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Arab and Muslim newspapers show a "dangerous cross-pollination" between hatred of the United States and hatred of Jews, a monitoring group said Tuesday.

ADL condemns Southern Baptist leader

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Thursday condemned a Southern Baptist leader for comparing Judaism with a potentially "deadly tumor."
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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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