Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 31, 2013

Remembering a Noble Man


Guido de Gorgey, a Righteous Gentile from Hungary, passed away peacefully this morning in New York City at the age of 93.  Guido was a very special man.  In meeting Guido one would never know that this kind, gentle man stood up to the Nazis to save Jews during the Holocaust not only risking his life, but also the lives of his family.

Guido would come and speak with our teachers and would meet with New York City school children.  May his memory be for a blessing.  To read his rescue story, please click here …

Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 23, 2013

Preparing for our 2013 Summer Institute for Teachers

Alexandra Zapruder and Stanlee Stahl

Alexandra Zapruder and Stanlee Stahl

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  Life at the JFR has been hectic to say the least.  We are busy making final plans for our 2013 Summer Institute for Teachers.  This year we will be welcoming some 25 educators from across the United States, Poland, and Croatia. 

The JFR is fortunate to be partnered with 15 outstanding Holocaust centers.  These centers nominate middle and high school educators to attend the JFR Summer Institute which is held the last week in June at Columbia University in New York City.

More to following on our scholars and our teachers.

Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | July 5, 2012

Learning at the Summer Institute for Teachers

2012 Alfred Lerner Fellows

Here at the JFR we are settling in after another successful Summer Institute for Teachers. This year’s institute included 28 teachers from throughout the United States and from Poland and Croatia who joined us at Columbia University for 5 days of intensive scholarship. The caliber of the teachers’ enthusiasm, dedication, and devotion to Holocaust education was truly inspiring.  Additionally, the lectures given by each of our 10 visiting scholars were thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating.  One of the wonderful aspects of this program is the opportunity for teachers to network with one another, learn from each other, and share useful teaching tools and resources. If this year’s cohort of Alfred Lerner Fellows is any indication, the future of Holocaust education in America looks very bright


Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | June 21, 2012

Welcoming New Additions to the JFR!

The JFR is pleased to announce the arrival of some new additions to the office. Ben Kamelhar will be the new education intern for the summer, and Kim Nates will be joining the JFR as a volunteer in the development department. After spending a gap year in Israel, Ben will enter NYU this fall. Originally hailing from South Africa, Kim graduated from Brown University this May. Welcome to the JFR Ben and Kim!

Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 27, 2012

Remembering our Heroes

The grave of Stanley Goldblum

On May 28 1944, PFC Stanley Goldblum was killed in action in the battle of Rome. Stanley Goldblum was my uncle and I am named for him. My Uncle Stanley was in the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery which is on the north edge of the town of Nettuno, Italy, which is immediately east of the Anzio beachhead. The Italian campaign was brutal and we lost many young men. Rome was liberated on June 4, 1944, seven days after my uncle Stanley was killed. May his memory be forever a blessing.

As we take time today to remember those men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of our country, let us also remember the men and woman who protect our freedom today. May this Memorial Day find the members of our armed forces both here at home and around the world safe.

Go to the following link for more information about the Sicily- Rome American Cemetary:

Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 22, 2012

Updating our Website

It’s been three years since we have made any major changes to our website. Since we are currently changing web hosts, we decided to take the opportunity to make several of our web pages more user friendly. These changes will allow our site to be available and accessible to users on all platforms, especially those using smartphones. Additionally, we will soon be able to offer our donors access to their giving history. More information on that will follow shortly. This summer, be sure to log onto to read new rescue stories, to check out our updates, and to see our redesigned pages.





Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 15, 2012

Speaking Engagement in Atlanta

Giving a presentation on rescue during the Holocaust

This Thursday, May 17th, I will be in Atlanta, Georgia, to speak about rescue during the Holocaust. This speaking engagement coincides with the loan of the JFR’s traveling exhibit, Whoever Saves a Single Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, to Am Yisrael Chai! and Congregation Beth Tefillah in Atlanta, Georgia. The program will be held at Congregation Beth Tefillah 5065 High Point Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, at 7:30 p.m.

For those of you who will be in the Atlanta area on May 17th, please contact the JFR office for more details on the event at or (212) 727-9955. I hope to see some familiar faces this Thursday!

Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 11, 2012

Planning for Next Year

Spring and summer are busy seasons for the education department at the JFR. We are arranging the next locations of the traveling exhibit, Whoever Saves a Single Life…Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, and coordinating speaking engagements featuring members of the JFR’s Speaker’s Bureau. Currently, we are arranging the loan of the exhibit to the Rust Library in Leesburg, Virginia beginning September 15th. On September 23rd, in conunction with the exhibit, I will be speaking to the community on the importance of rescue during the Holocaust. It is great to see the exhibit getting such exposure across the country. Those of you who are interested in hosting the exhibit should also try to arrange for a member of our Speaker’s Bureau to speak on a related topic. Members of the JFR’s Speakers Bureau are experts in their individual fields and provide a plethora of information and resources on selected topics. Click here to learn more about members of the JFR Speaker’s Bureau and to obtain further information on our exhibit.

Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 7, 2012

Celebrating a Special Birthday

Frieda Adam

Beloved JFR rescuer Frieda Adam had a very special birthday this past Friday, May 4, as she celebrated her 94th year. In July, participants on the European Study Program to Germany and Poland will have the opportunity to meet Frieda. We wish this wonderful rescuer a very happy birthday, and we look forward to seeing her again in July. Click here to read more of her rescue story during the Holocaust.


Posted by: Stanlee Stahl | May 3, 2012

The Passing of a Beloved Rescuer


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved rescuer Wladyslaw Miazgowicz. Wladyslaw was born on June 28, 1911 and passed away on March 27, 2012 at the age of 101.  Wladyslaw and his wife Marta hid two Jewish sisters on their farm in Poland during the Holocaust, and were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1998. The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous supported the Miazgowicz’s since 1998.

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