To view the memorial for Benjamin Meed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC, click HERE.

Nafla Ateret Rosheynu

The Crown Has Fallen from our Heads

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants announces with deep regret and sadness the passing of our beloved and devoted, indefatigable founding president, Benjamin Meed–a man who empowered the American Jewish Holocaust survivors and their descendants and gave them the voice to speak with moral authority to the highest elites of international society–from the ivory tower to the halls of global power. His dedication to our cause was complete. We express our deepest heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife, Vladka, who has worked, like him, tirelessly and devotedly for the cause of Holocaust education and commemoration, and to his children Anna and Steve and their spouses, his sister Genia and his grandchildren.


The Funeral Service is to be held on Friday, October 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan.

Park East Synagogue
163 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel. 212.737.6900

Internment will take place at Cedar Park Cemetary in Paramus, NJ.

Please check for any updates.