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Elie Wiesel with Curt Lowens

 at Dedication
of Samueli Holocaust
Library at Chapman


The 1939 Club is dedicated to Holocaust education, documentation and justice.  Twenty years ago, the Club established a chair on Holocaust studies at UCLA, the first such chair at a public university in the country.  As a result, thousands of UCLA students have taken a course on Holocaust studies and many graduates students have continued their studies through fellowships provided by The Club.  The Chair is thriving under the direction of Professor Saul Friedlander. (Read more)


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Based in Los Angeles, The 1939 Club is one of the largest and most active Holocaust survivors organization in the world.  It takes its name from the year 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland and changed the lives of its members forever.  It is a fraternal and charitable organization and is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club was started in 1952 with 14 members and since grown to nearly a thousand members strong.  It recently undertook a successful drive to recruit second generation members, the children of 1939 Club members, so that its legacy will continue.