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Dear Karen and friends and admirers of Michael, I first met Michael sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s, probably through our friend in common Annie Hess. He was a singular figure to me. I had known quite a…
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I love this picture of Michael receiving T’ruah’s Raphael Lemkin award in 2006. The award is named after Lemkin because, as you may know, he was a Holocaust survivor who went on to create the Genocide Convention of the UN…
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Remembrance

Unfortunately I never got to know Michael personally, but Michael was one of my Facebook friends. Just knowing Michael was in the world and doing what he did tirelessly every day to make the world a more just place for…
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Morty Stavis and I were shooting the breeze. Knowing I write for my daily bread, Mort urged me to write the story of the Center for Constitutional Rights: he was one of its founders. I said I needed to make…
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Michael Ratner

I had Michael’s passing noted into the minutes of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union at our meeting in Chicago on May 14-15. I had previously distributed notices of his death to the Board members by email….
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