Syrian Human Rights Violations Compared to Holocaust

Josh Rogin, writing in The Washington Post, compares the human rights violations of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Holocaust: What would Assad have to do to justify a comparison to the Holocaust? Attempted ethnic cleansing on a massive scale? Check. Mass torture and murder of civilians in custody? Check. Crematoriums ? Check. Gassing children? Check. The US Holocaust Memorial […]

Atlanta Civil Rights Center Names New Director

The Atlanta Constitution reports that Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights has named Jill Savitt as its new chief executive officer. Savitt is currently acting director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has 20 years of experience as a human rights advocate. Savitt graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa […]

Holocaust Museum Director: “The unthinkable is always possible”

Sara Bloomfield, the Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was interviewed by United Nations (UN) News for Holocaust Remembrance Day. She explains the mission of the Museum and its work with UN. Bloomfield has led the museum for 18 years, working to build a global institution that raises Holocaust awareness, deepens understanding of the […]

Video: Holocaust Museum’s 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

On January 25, 2019, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted its 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration. The Museum’s ceremony featured remarks by Emily Haber, ambassador of Germany to the United States, reflections from Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israëls, a prayer of remembrance by Holocaust survivor Harry Markowicz, and a musical interlude by Holocaust survivor Jacqueline Mendels […]