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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020

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Jorge Knoblovits

Leadership, DAIA

Jorge Knoblovits is the president of DAIA, the umbrella organization representing the Jewish community in Argentina. Addressing a commemoration in Buenos Aires in November marking the 82nd anniversary of Reichspogromnacht – the Nazi-sponsored pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria in which thousands were killed and arrested as synagogues burned – Knoblovits remarked that the danger of being silent in the face of atrocities is ever-present. As the SS rampaged against Jews, “there were many silent witnesses,” Knoblovits said. “Many times, we are the ones who remain silent in the face of acts of violence. And we end up being accomplices.” (Photo: La Nacion / Screenshot)

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