AdvisorsRabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Rabbi Cooper is a longtime activist for Jewish and human rights causes. He has testified before the United Nations, the US Senate, the Japanese Diet and the French Parliament. His op-ed pieces regularly appear in major newspapers in the U.S. and abroad.
Former POW, Retired IRS Special Agent, Criminal Investigator
Mr. Jackfert spent 3 years during WWII as a POW slave laborer in Japan. He was twice (1984, 1999) elected National Commander of the American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor, Inc., a national veteran's organization. He is the author of Service to My Country.
John B. Lewis
Retired Army Officer, Former Mayor of City of Jersey Village, TX
Mr. Lewis is the son of Lt. Col. John L. Lewis, who died on Japanese POW transport Hellship, the Brazil Maru, in January of 1945. He maintains Japanese-pow Home Page and is the moderator of Japanese-pow Listserv.
Sascha Weinzheimer Jansen
Vice-Commander for BACEPOW, Bay Area Civilian Ex-POW organization which is part of the national, American Ex-POW organization
Ms. Jansen's childhood experience in Santo Tomas civilian POW camp in Manila was featured in the PBS documentary, “The War.” She now organizes tours to historic WWII sites in the Philippines.