Join us as Ambassador Alfred Moses shares colorful stories contained in his new book, Bucharest Diary: Romania‘s Journey from Darkness to Light.
Bucharest Diary is the story of the exodus of Jews from Communist Romania to Israel. Ambassador Moses led the effort to get Jews out of Romania when it was controlled by Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. In face-to-face meetings with Ceausescu, Moses established the right of Jews to freely emigrate.
Bucharest Diary has been acclaimed by American, Israeli and Romanian leaders who witnessed firsthand Moses‘ success. It is a testament as well to a key value of world Jewry “Kol Israel arevim zeh l‘zeh.“ The people of Israel are responsible for each other. It also highlights the impact of one person on American foreign policy and on the course of history.
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