Rabbi Andrew Baker is director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which he joined in 1979. [...] He is active in Holocaust restitution issues and in 2003 was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit by Germany for his work on German-Jewish relations. (osce.org)
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For the tenth consecutive year, Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC's director of International Jewish Affairs, will serve as Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). [...] He regularly visits European capitals to assess threats to Jewish communities and how to deal with them. In that spirit, he was intimately involved in a ground-breaking OSCE project to train law enforcement on monitoring and countering hate crimes.
Wrote an article in defense of George Soros: "In the 1990s, George Soros used his wealth to support the growth of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. His Open Society Foundation launched numerous NGOs, most notably the Central European University in Budapest, all of which contributed to educating a new generation in the ways of the West."
Rabbi Andrew Baker is Director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee. Since the 1990s he has been a prominent figure in promoting tolerance and confronting the legacy of the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe. He was a member of government commissions on the Holocaust in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Romania, and has been the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair-in Office on Combating Anti-Semitism since 2009. Rabbi Baker directed AJC efforts in the development and construction of the Belzec Memorial and Museum, a joint project with the Polish government. He shared his experiences in achieving a maximum of protection for the mass graves on site at IHRA’s first “Killing Sites” conference in Krakow in 2014.
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