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David Abravanel Stein Poster

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Birth NameDavid Cole

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David Abravanel Stein was born in Los Angeles, California.

In 1994 he co-founded the Tinbergen Archives, a Holocaust education institution and research facility in Beverly Hills, California, and he served as its director of operations from 1994 until 2004. The Tinbergen Archives was named in honor of Isaac Tinbergen, a Jewish victim of the Holocaust who, on the eve of his death, implored his fellow Dutch Jews to "record and remember" their experiences. Under David Stein's directorship, the Tinbergen Archives became one of the leading suppliers of Holocaust education materials to colleges and universities in North America.

In 1996 David created the documentary film division of the Tinbergen Archives, and over the course of the next eight years he produced over a dozen internationally renowned documentary films about the Holocaust, World War II, and the struggle of peoples around the world against racism and intolerance.

In 2004 he co-founded Cambio Entertainment, along with Francisco Roel, who had directed several of the documentary films that he produced.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gordon Hauser

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His middle name "Abravanel" is Spanish. He comes from a long line of Spanish "Sephardic" Jews, the Jews of Spain who were killed, imprisoned, or driven out of the country during the Spanish Inquisition.
He received a Master's Degree in History from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In January 2000, his films were screened at a United Nations-sponsored symposium on human rights and the Holocaust.
Over the past ten years, he has received commendations for his work from President Bill Clinton, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Board of Governors of the United Nations, the Center for Global Education, the government of Hungary, the royal family of Jordan, and U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur.
In 1994, an organization of U.S. veterans who liberated the concentration camps during World War Two nominated him for the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award.

Personal Quotes (1)

I became a Holocaust scholar in order to understand how things like the Holocaust can happen, and how we can ensure that they never happen again. I became a documentary filmmaker in order to take what I have learned and share it with people the world over. To use the medium of film to make the world a better, more tolerant, less hateful place...that is the highest calling to which any filmmaker can aspire.

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