Jewish 100, 2014: Moshe Kantor – Philanthropy
Philanthropist and president of the European Jewish Congress
Russian-born philanthropist Moshe Kantor, currently head of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), is known globally for fighting antisemitism and racism, promoting tolerance in the modern world, and contributing to the revitalization of Jewish life in Europe and elsewhere. In his role at the EJC, the largest secular organization representing the interests of European Jewry, Kantor is particularly involved in Holocaust education. To preserve memories of the tragic events of the 20th century, he founded and headed the World Holocaust Forum and the European Jewish Fund. Interestingly, he also serves as president of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, where he seeks to stop nuclear proliferation and prevent nuclear catastrophe.