NEW YORK (AP) — Abraham Foxman, the longtime national director of the Anti-Defamation League, is stepping down after almost a half century working for the Jewish nonprofit.
The New York-based organization announced Monday that its 73-year-old director will leave on July 20.
He says the ADL was for him the "perfect vehicle" for fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of oppression.
Foxman led it for the past 27 years.
Born in the Soviet Union, he survived the Holocaust as a hidden child and moved to the United States with his parents.
The ADL has 30 regional offices in the United States and one in Israel.
A successor has yet to be chosen. Foxman is to become director emeritus.