On May 15, 2009, in Los Angeles, Si Frumkin passed away. The Gratitude Fund lost a great friend and we all lost a great person. Our condolences to all his family.
Si Frumkin was born in
Lithuania, in 1930. A Holocaust survivor, he spent the war in a
number of concentration camps and was liberated from
Dachau by the U.S. Army in 1945, at the age of 14.
Frumkin, who was fluent in
Russian, kept in close contact with Jewish activists in the
USSR (now Russia) and
in the USA and Israel. Among his many contributions was his
involvement with legislation
and campaigns aiming to bring restitution to Holocaust
survivors worldwide. Read more about Si's life and activities on http://www.sifrumkin.com/index.htm