Long-time Director of ADL to Retire

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Abraham Foxman is retiring next year, after 27 years as National Director of the Anti-Defamation League. At the ADL, the outspoken Holocaust survivor has fought anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance. He became one of the country’s most prominent Jewish leaders. As a child, during World War II, Foxman was separated from his Polish parents. But he was protected, cared for, and baptized by Catholics. The New York Times quoted him this week as having said that the ADL “provided me with a platform to deal with the two things that formed my lifetime: the bigotry which almost destroyed me, and the human love and compassion which saved me.”