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On behalf of the SWAAAE family – and in support of our Jewish family members - the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee respectfully recognizes

Holocaust Remembrance Day 
Thursday January 27, 2022

Aviation’s Hidden Hero of the Holocaust Halsey Roscorla


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  - Anne Frank, Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex

The Transformative Power of Aviation was this year’s SWAAAEs winter conference theme, and while the conference has now concluded, the SWAAAE DEI committee is putting a spotlight on how aviators have used the power of aviation to transform LIVES. 

As a World War II aviator, Hasley Roscorla was instrumental in saving the lives of hundreds of Holocaust orphans. His actions had been kept secret for years until they were uncovered in early 2005 by his family after his death.

Read more about Halsey by clicking here.

The Hero Whose Lineage Became a Nexus to a Mission Alexander Kahn

Image: CNN

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness” – Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank

Delta pilot Alexander Kahn is the son of a Buchenwald concentration camp survivor. As an aviator of Polish-Jewish decent, the experiences his father faced as an immigrant to the United States came full circle for him recently during his time flying refugees from Afghanistan.

Click here to read more. 

Read more about our Jewish aviators and support Jewish Aviation organizations at the links below:

AOPA - Pilots of the Mahal

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