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  • Fred Kort

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fred Kort, Holocaust survivor, philanthropist and founder/CEO of Imperial Toy Corporation, died on Sept. 6. He was 80.

    Over the years, Kort had cultivated a reputation as one of the Jewish Los Angeles's most prominent and impassioned supporters. Like fellow philanthropists such as...

  • Fred Kort

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Fred Kort, Holocaust survivor, philanthropist and founder/CEO of Imperial Toy Corporation, died on Sept. 6 at the age of 80.

    Kort, like fellow philanthropists Jona Goldrich and Max Webb, survived the Holocaust to become one of Jewish Los Angeles' most prominent and impassioned...

  • Reunited

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It was a rekindling of a friendship that lay dormant for 56 years.

    On Memorial Day, at his lavish hillside manor, philanthropist Fred Kort, 77, reunited with an old friend, Victor Bilski, 80, for the first time since May 8, 1945 -- the day World War II ended in Europe. In the Korts'...

  • Far From Child’s Play

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 28, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It was a very emotional evening for Fred Kort. Two weeks ago, from the stage at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, Kort introduced Josef and Theresa Herinx-Pieter and Annie Schipper, righteous gentiles who risked their lives to harbor Jews during World War II.

    Kort, the new West...

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