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International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism
The International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism —or Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme (LICRA) in French— has existed for 75 years battling the evils of intolerance, xenophobia and exclusion. In 1927, French journalist Bernard Lecache created "The League Against the Pogroms." Originally, a Committee of Honor was formed by a number of notable scholars of the day including, Edward Herriot , Léon Blum, Léon Jouhaux, Albert Einstein, Séverine, Maxim Gorky, Edouard Benes , Thomas G. Mazaryck , Romain Rolland, André Malraux, and Anne de Noailles. Joseph Kessel was one of the first to sign a membership.
It soon changed its name to the International League Against Anti-Semitism (LICA) that evolved to LICRA in 1979.
- LICRA - Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme French language official page.
- http://www.licra.org/licra/licra_pres_theme.php?id_presentation=17&langue=2 English introduction.
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