Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson is working with a charity to help Holocaust survivors


Mar 18, 2017 17:35:12 IST

Los Angeles: Actor Mel Gibson has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.

The Hacksaw Ridge director, who made headlines back in 2006 for going on a drunken anti-semitic rant, is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, reports people.com.

File photo of Mel Gibson

File photo of Mel Gibson

Zane Buzby helps the forgotten victims of World War II with her charity Survivor Mitzvah Project.

She told Extra that her charity helps "bring emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe who are in desperate need of food, medicine, heat and shelter and we always bring them friendship and hope".

She added: "The goal of the Survivor Mitzvah Project is to make sure that no Holocaust survivor who has endured the darkest days of human history will ever be hungry again or suffer or be forgotten or neglected."

Buzby says she getting help from Gibson.

She said: "Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, it's remarkable. I have a great respect for people who turn their lives around, and I think that everyone makes mistakes in life, and I think the real proof of what kind of human being you are is what you do with that mistake. He's educated himself. He's done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly... and his actions have helped a lot of people."

Updated Date: Mar 18, 2017 17:35:12 IST