Welcome!

My name is Dr. Alex Hershaft. I am an American, but I was born in Poland, where I survived the Holocaust.

I could have spent the rest of my life as a victim. But I decided otherwise. So that my family and all the other millions of people would not have died in vain, I decided to draw some meaning from my dreadful experience – and to devote the rest of my life to fighting oppression.

Oppression can have many victims. Animals are the most vulnerable sentient

beings on earth – and therefore the most oppressed. Every time we eat animals, we support the greatest oppression in history. I am convinced that if the oppression of animals is no longer accepted, other forms of violence will disappear.

I will fight for animals as long as I live. We all deserve a more peaceful world where we do not cause unnecessary suffering to sentient beings. This is my mission in life, and I will never stop motivating people to choose a life free of violence and oppression.

My name is Dr. Alex Hershaft. I am an American, but I was born in Poland, where I survived the Holocaust.

I could have spent the rest of my life as a victim. But I decided otherwise: so that my family and all the other millions of people would not have died in vain, I decided to draw some meaning from my dreadful experience – and to devote the rest of my life to fighting oppression.

Oppression can have many victims. Animals are the most vulnerable sentient beings on earth Рand therefore the most oppressed. Every time we eat animals, we support the greatest oppression in history. I am convinced that if the oppression of animals is no longer accepted, other forms of violence will disappear.

I will fight for animals as long as I live. We all deserve a more peaceful world where we do not cause unnecessary suffering to sentient beings. This is my mission in life, and I will never stop motivating people to choose a life free of violence and oppression.

Every time we eat animals,
we support the greatest oppression in history.

From Warsaw ghetto to American animal rights activist: learn more about Alex Hershaft’s eventful – and moving – life.

Evening Standard, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post – so many media have already reported about Alex. Read all the press articles!

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