David Zwartz was President of the New Zealand Jewish Council and is Chair of the Wellington Jewish Council. He has been active in the fight against antisemitism. He helped institute annual United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies around the country, and continues to facilitate this event in Wellington. He volunteers with the Holocaust Centre as a writer and presenter, and assisted with the publication of Anne Frank’s Diary in Te Reo Māori. He has been editor and on the editorial board of the former ‘New Zealand Jewish Chronicle’, and a presenter of Jewish programmes on community radio. He was part of the group that founded the Wellington Interfaith Council and established the National Interfaith Forums. Mr Zwartz continues to work as a Jewish representative in the interfaith movement.
Mr David Zwartz, of Wellington, ONZM for services to the Jewish and interfaith communities