Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Day program

Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Day program

The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education in Suffern will hold a virtual program on January 26 at 6 p.m. to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ellen Germain, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues at the U.S. Department of State, will discuss how Holocaust issues manifest themselves in foreign policy in many ways, ranging from restitution and compensation for Holocaust survivors to international efforts to counter Holocaust distortion and denial. Ms. Germain will talk about diplomatic efforts in these areas and how knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust inform current U.S. foreign policy.

Ms. Germain is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.

This program is organized by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College. It is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Museum & Center For Tolerance and Education at Rockland Community College; the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Saint Elizabeth University; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Holocaust & Human Rights Center in White Plains; the Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding at Suffolk County Community College; the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the U.S. Military Academy West Point; and the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College.

The museum is hosted by Rockland Community College and receives funding from the Town of Ramapo, County of Rockland, and Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County.

For more information email holocaust or call (845) 574-4099.

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