International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Quoted: Tom Brokaw on the IRC's origins

"The International Rescue Committee was started originally by Einstein and others during the '30s to help Jewish refugees get to this country. It's kind of the gold standard for refugee assistance and (for) getting people out of their countries and into camps nearby and then getting a lot of them into this country and helping them get through the difficult times. . . ."

- Tom Brokaw, NBC News special correspondent and IRC overseer, in an interview with The Birmingham News. Tomorrow Brokaw and his family will receive the IRC's Freedom Award in recognition of their humanitarian efforts.  Late-night comedy host David Letterman, a family friend, will present a tribute to the Brokaws at the award dinner, to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. 

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