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 sentientĀ 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.

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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