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Friday, December 17, 2010

Holbrooke’s Jewish Past Shaped His Passion for the Displaced

This week's loss of Richard Holbrooke will be felt across the world for a long time to come.  As we stop to reflect on the man and his accomplishments, information on his work on behalf of Holocaust survivors and refugees is becoming more public.
 With the tragic passing of Richard Holbrooke, the world has lost a man who devoted his life to resolving intractable conflicts; our nation has lost the premier diplomat of his era in the midst of one of his most challenging assignments as special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan; and I have lost a dear friend and longtime colleague.
It is less well known that the Jewish people have lost a great champion of justice for Holocaust survivors and for refugees the world over.
Read more at the Forward

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