Esther Safran Foer
Esther Safran was born in Łódź, Poland to Louis and Ethel Safran, Holocaust survivors who met in 1945. She spent her early childhood in a displaced persons camp before moving with her family to the United States in 1949. The family later settled in Washington, DC. Esther's father committed suicide in 1954.
Foer worked as press secretary for presidential candidate George McGovern. She founded public-relations firm FM Strategic Communications in 2002 and served as Executive Director of Sixth & I Synagogue from 2007 to 2016.
In 2020, Froer published her memoir I Want You To Know We’re Still Here. In it she describes how she discovered and explored the existence of her father's first wife and daughter who perished in the Holocaust.
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