Mel Gibson working to help Holocaust survivors

Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) 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 

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."