Elie Wiesel with Curt Lowens
of Samueli Holocaust
Library at Chapman
“1939” Club is dedicated to Holocaust education,
documentation and justice.
Twenty years ago, the Club established a chair on
Holocaust studies at UCLA, the first such chair at a public
university in the country.
As a result, thousands of UCLA students have taken a course on Holocaust studies
and many graduates students have continued their studies through
fellowships provided by The Club.
The Chair is thriving under the direction of Professor
UCLA programs and additional programs will be added throughout
is open to all.
information and an invitation click the "contact us" button above, or
Olympic Blvd. # 437 Beverly Hills, California 90211
in Los Angeles,
The “1939” Club is one of the largest and most
active Holocaust survivors organization in the world.
It takes its name from the year 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland
and changed the lives of its members forever.
It is a fraternal and
charitable organization and is tax-exempt
under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
1952 with 14 members and since grown
to nearly a thousand members strong. It
recently undertook a
drive to recruit second generation members, the children of “1939”
Club members, so that its legacy will continue.