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ADL to Honor Fairfield Residents

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will present the 2013 Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award to Nancy and Bill Zisson and Judith Altman at Centennial Gala on Sunday, Oct. 20 in Greenwich.

The Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award Reception honors those who have committed themselves to serving the Lower Fairfield County community.

Bill and Nancy Zisson

Bill and Nancy Zisson

Bill Zisson is past president of the International Commodities Export Corporation, and is currently president of Oxbow Sulphur Inc. The couple have each served as past board presidents of the UJA/Federation of Greenwich and Jewish Family Services of Greenwich. Nancy was the assistant director of Camp Walden in Maine for 15 years. She also worked at the media center at Greenwich High School for 22 years, where she saw ADL’s “Names Can Really Hurt Us” program in action annually. She is on the board of JCC Greenwich and is a past PTA president of North Street School. The Zissons live in Greenwich with their three children.

Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann was born in Jasina, Czechoslovakia, which was invaded by the Nazis in 1939. In 1944, she was arrested and sent to Auschwitz. In March 1945, she was transported to Bergen-Belsen on a death march. In May 1945, she was liberated by the British Army and immigrated to Sweden, where she lived until 1948, when she came to the United States, settling in the Bronx. A frequent speaker on the Holocaust, she has shared her story as

Judith Altmann

Judith Altmann

a survivor at schools and universities throughout Connecticut and Westchester County. She is the vice president of the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut and the vice president of fundraising for the Brandeis Women’s Committee. She speaks seven languages and has served as a Russian translator for the Russian immigrants in the Russian Resettlement Program. She has also tutored reading at Hart Magnet Elementary School in Stamford for 15 years. She moved to Stamford with her late husband, Kurt, in 1975. She has two sons, and two granddaughters.

For more information on the ADL awards reception, call (203) 288-6500 ext. 313 or contact jmagid@adl.org.

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