In Memoriam: Ernest W. Michel

Ernest W. MichelIt is with sadness that LBI mourns the passing of Ernest Michel, a longtime Board Member and supporter of the Leo Baeck Institute. Born in Mannheim, Germany in 1923, Michel survived six years of slave labor in concentration camps. He dedicated the rest of his life to Jewish communal service, serving as executive vice president of the United Jewish Appeal from 1970–1989. A brilliant writer and speaker, he helped to honor the memory of German-Jewish life and advocate for Holocaust survivors in books and public lectures around the world. His archival legacy and published work are preserved in the collections of the LBI and the American Jewish Historical Society.

Memoir by Ernest W. Michel in DigiBaeck

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