Eli Rosenbaum

Elan Steinberg: ‘Never Taken For A Fool’

Elan Steinberg’s cogent arguments and advocacy secured billions on behalf of Holocaust survivors.
04/09/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Elan Steinberg was remembered this week as the master wordsmith of the World Jewish Congress whose ability to craft pithy sound bites and cogently argue on behalf of Holocaust survivors helped the organization win billions in settlements from Swiss banks and Germany, as well as expose the Nazi past of former United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.

Mr. Steinberg died Friday morning of complications while battling lymphatic cancer, according to his wife, Sharon. He was 59. 

Elan Steinberg's death has left behind a legacy of Jewish self-advocacy and determination."
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