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Society of Survivors

 Organization

Biography

The Society of Survivors was founded by Sam and Magda Fried in 1978 and legally incorporated on July 11, 1979. At first, the Society numbered about 60 members, all Holocaust survivors living in Omaha, Nebraska. Sam Fried was elected the first Chair of the organization. Within a year, the organization had grown to about 100 members from Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, and Sioux City, Iowa. The organization spoke out against Holocaust deniers, and also recognized and honored liberators. They advocated for an extension to the Statute of Limitations on Nazi War Crimes in West Germany in 1979. The organization was associated with the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sam Fried Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0129
Scope and Contents These eleven volumes were compiled by Holocaust survivor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Sam Fried in 2013. Through thousands of pages of documents including letters, speeches, photographs, and other material, Fried shared the story of his life with his wife and fellow Holocaust survivor Magda Fried, and philanthropist and wife Frances Fried. The books as titled by Fried are: A-5053 Sam Fried Holocaust Survivor; A-5854 Magda Chunovic Fried, Feb 14, 1929 To Nov 4, 1985; A-5053 Sam Fried...
Dates: 1925-2013; Digitized: 2018