Adam Milstein is a businessman and philanthropist who, along with his wife, Gila, created the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation.
Since moving to the U.S. with his wife in 1981, Milstein has worked diligently to bridge the gap between Jews in the U.S. and the ones living in Israel.
He was born in Haifa, Israel in 1948. After serving in the Israeli Defense Forces and graduating with a degree in business management, he and his family moved to the U.S.
Adam Milstein wants Jewish people to be fully aware of their roots. He says although they have a painful history, it should not be ignored. The horrors that were perpetrated against Jews in WWII has left a stain that can never be erased.
“The tragedies of the past should serve as lessons for the future,” according to Milstein. He says that “never again” is merely a slogan, unless people do what they need to prevent such horrors from happening again.
To delve more into the horrifying past of the Holocaust, Milstein, his wife and a delegation toured the Nazi death camps. The viewed mass graves and other landmarks where Jews died by the thousands at the hands of Nazi firing squads.
It is estimated that at least 2.4 million Jews were murdered in the Rumbula Forest. The memorial marks the area where so many met their fate.
Milstein says when it comes to these atrocities, people can learn about the past and the future. “Many simply cannot grasp that the anti-semetism displayed toward the Jews cannot happen again. It can.”
According to Adam Milstein, you can draw parallels of what happened in WWII to things going on around the world right now. Adam Milstein stresses that Israel must be protected at all costs. “We had no protection during WWII and the results were terrible. We must make sure that never again really means never again.”