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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW., Washington, DC 20024-2126

202-488-0400

TTY, 202-488-0406
http://www.ushmm.org

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL

Arizona

Arizona
Andrew M. Cohn
Susan G. Levine

California

California
Laurence M. Baer
Susan E. Lowenberg
Deborah A. Oppenheimer
Eric P. Ortner
Elliot J. Schrage
Clemantine Wamariya
Jeremy M. Weinstein
Daniel G. Weiss

District of Columbia

District of Columbia
VICE CHAIR Allan M. Holt

Joshua B. Bolten
Norman L. Eisen
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan
David M. Marchick
Benjamin J. Rhodes

Florida

Florida
Walter R. Allen, Jr.
Jeffrey P. Feingold
Murray J. Laulicht
Andrew J. Weinstein

Illinois

Illinois
Jordan T. Goodman
Samuel N. Gordon
Priscilla Levine Kersten
Tamar Newberger
Michael P. Polsky
Richard S. Price
Maureen Schulman

Indiana

Indiana
Lee A. Feinstein
Cindy Simon Skjodt

New Jersey

New Jersey
Ethel C. Brooks
Betty Pantirer Schwartz

New York

New York
CHAIR Howard M. Lorber

Tom A. Bernstein
Michael S. Bosworth
Jonathan W. Burkan
Sara Darehshori
Helene Feldman
David M. Flaum
Michael H. Posner
Daniel J. Rosen
Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Howard D. Unger

Maryland

Maryland
Edward P. Lazarus
Bradley D.Wine

Other States

Other States
Massachusetts Jonathan S. Lavine
Missouri Sam M. Devinki
New Hampshire Daniel Benjamin
Ohio Ronald Ratner
Texas Fred S. Zeidman
Virginia Melissa Rogers
Washington Eric A. LeVine
West Virginia Irvin N. Shapell

England

England
Stuart A. Levey
https://www.ushmm.org/information/about-the-museum/council

Congressional Members

Congressional Members
Florida Rep. Theodore E. Deutch
Georgia Rep. John R. Lewis
Illinois Rep. Bradley S. Schneider
New York Rep. Lee M. Zeldin
Tennessee Rep. David F. Kustoff

Florida Sen. Marco A. Rubio
Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin
South Carolina Timothy E. Scott
Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders
(vacancy)

Ex Officio Members—Nonvoting

Ex Officio Members—Nonvoting
EXECUTIVE BRANCH DEPARTMENTS
Education Philip H. Rosenfelt
Interior (vacancy)
State Thomas K. Yazdgerdi

General Counsel to the Council Gerard Leval

Council Staff

Council Staff
MUSEUM DIRECTOR Sara J. Bloomfield

Internal Auditor Mel Schwartz
https://www.ushmm.org/information/about-the-museum/executive-biographies/bloomfield

MUSEUM ADMINISTRATION

MUSEUM ADMINISTRATION
MUSEUM DIRECTOR Sara J. Bloomfield
Deputy Museum Director Sarah Ogilvie

General Counsel Ronald F. Cuffe

Senior Advisors

Senior Advisors
Marketing Michelle Stein
Strategy Cameron Hudson

Chief Officers

Chief Officers
Development Jordan Tannenbaum
Financial Officer Polly Povejsil Heath
Information Joseph Kraus
Museum Operations Tanell Coleman
Program Officer Sarah Ogilvie

Directors

Directors
Constituency Engagement Diane Saltzman
International Affairs Paul Shapiro
Levine Institute for Holocaust Education Yariv Lapid
Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Wendy Lower, Acting
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation Michael Grunberger
Planning Dara Goldberg
Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide Jill Savitt, Acting

The above list of key personnel was updated 7–2019.

The above list of key personnel was updated 7–2019.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum promotes documentation, study, and interpretation of the Holocaust and maintains a permanent living memorial to its victims.

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION

On October 7, 1980, President James E. Carter approved Public Law 96–388, which established the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. This Act made the Council responsible for planning, constructing, and overseeing "the operation of, a permanent living memorial museum to the victims of the holocaust." It established the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (36 U.S.C. 1401-1408).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-94/pdf/STATUTE-94-Pg1547.pdf

The United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which serves as a board of trustees, governs the USHMM. The Council's 55 members are appointed by the President to staggered 5-year terms. Additionally, five members are appointed from each Chamber of the Congress. There are also three nonvoting ex-officio members from the Departments of Education, State, and the Interior.

On October 12, 2000, President William J. Clinton approved Public Law 106–292 "to authorize appropriations" for the USHMM and "for other purposes." The Act gave the Museum permanent authorization as an independent establishment (36 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-114/pdf/STATUTE-114-Pg1030.pdf

The USHMM operates as a public-private partnership. Its activities and programs are supported by planned giving, endowments, and revenues; gifts, grants, and contracts; and Federal funding.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/about-the-museum

The Museum's organizational chart is available in its "Performance and Accountability Report—FY 2018" on page 35.

https://www.ushmm.org/m/pdfs/20181116-ushmm-par-fy18.pdf

ACTIVITIES

Advanced Holocaust Studies

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies works with the United States Holocaust Memorial Council's Academic Committee to support research projects and publications on the Holocaust, provide access to Holocaust-related archival materials for study and new research, sponsor fellowship opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral researchers, and offer seminars, summer research workshops, conferences, lectures, and symposia.

https://www.ushmm.org/research/about-the-mandel-center

Holocaust Education

The William Levine Family National Institute for Holocaust Education promotes a variety of resources and programs to help educators, professionals, and students increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and understand its relevance today. Educational outreach programs provide teachers with classroom strategies and resources for teaching students about the Holocaust.

http://www.ushmm.org/educators/teaching-about-the-holocaust

Prevention of Genocide

The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide raises awareness of genocide, influences policymaking on genocide prevention, and stimulates worldwide action to prevent genocide and related mass atrocities. It seeks to make genocide prevention a national and international priority by increasing public awareness and mobilizing worldwide support to avert these crimes against humanity.

http://www.ushmm.org/confront-genocide/about
| Email: genocideprevention@ushmm.org

PROGRAMS

Civic and Defense Initiatives

This program explores the ways in which the military can work to prevent genocide today.

http://www.ushmm.org/professionals-and-student-leaders/military-professionals

Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust

These programs focus on the response of churches to the Holocaust and the ways in which religious institutions, leaders, and theologians have addressed this history and its legacy.

https://www.ushmm.org/research/about-the-mandel-center/initiatives/ethics-religion-holocaust

Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust

This program examines the role that law enforcement professionals played in the Holocaust. It also challenges them to reflect on their professional and personal responsibilities in a democracy today.

http://www.ushmm.org/professionals-and-student-leaders/law-enforcement

Law, Justice, and the Holocaust

This program examines the decisions German jurists made and the pressures they faced under the Nazi regime. This is a one-day program for judges, prosecutors, and court administrators.

http://www.ushmm.org/professionals-and-student-leaders/judiciary

Youth and Community Initiatives

This program introduces students to Holocaust history and helps them develop leadership skills for confronting hatred and promoting human dignity.

http://www.ushmm.org/professionals-and-student-leaders/student-leaders

Sources of Information

Café

The Museum Café is open daily, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., except on Yom Kippur and Christmas Day. Visitors may not bring food into it or the Museum. The café serves breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and soups, including vegetarian and kosher options. Kosher food is prepared and sealed offsite under rabbinical supervision.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/visit-the-museum/museum-cafe

Calendar of Events

For information on upcoming events, see the Museum's online calendar.

http://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar

Career Opportunities

The museum employs people with diverse professional experience: collections, education, exhibits, fundraising, marketing, programming, and other areas. A list of current job openings is available on the "Careers" web page.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/career-volunteer-opportunities/careers

Paid and unpaid internship opportunities are available.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/career-volunteer-opportunities/internships

Collections / Exhibitions

The Museum's holdings include art, books, pamphlets, advertisements, maps, film and video historical footage, audio and video oral testimonies, music and sound recordings, furnishings, architectural fragments, models, machinery, tools, microfilm and microfiche of government documents and other official records, personal effects, personal papers, photographs, photo albums, and textiles. The self-guided permanent exhibition spans three floors and presents a narrative history of the Holocaust with historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Special exhibitions include Remember the Children: Daniel's Story (for children 8 and up) and Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust. The Museum's traveling exhibitions have gone to numerous cities, States, and countries. These exhibitions extend the history of the Holocaust beyond the Museum's walls. More information on the Museum's collections and exhibitions is available on its website.

http://www.ushmm.org/information/exhibitions

Contact Information

The "Press Room" web page has phone numbers and email addresses for contacting the Museum's communications staff.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/press

Encyclopedia

An encyclopedia of the Holocaust is available on the Museum's website.

https://www.ushmm.org/learn/holocaust-encyclopedia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Museum posts answers to FAQs on its website.

https://www.ushmm.org/research/ask-a-research-question/frequently-asked-questions

Multilingual Resources

At the top of the Museum's home page is a "Language" drop-down menu that allows non-English readers to access resources in a number of languages: Arabic, Bahasa, Chinese, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

https://www.ushmm.org

News

The Museum posts press releases on its website.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/press/press-releases

To receive electronic Museum news, invitations to special programs and exhibitions, and updates on genocide prevention and other initiatives, subscribe using the online form.

https://engage.ushmm.org/subscribe.html

Plan a Visit

The Museum is open every day, except on Yom Kippur and Christmas. Admission is free; however, timed passes are required to enter the permanent exhibition from March through August. No passes are required for other Museum exhibitions. The "Plan Your Visit" web pages contain a trove of useful information on accessibility, admission and tickets, group reservations, hours, location, transportation, and more.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/visit-the-museum/plan-your-visit

Reports

Strategic plans and annual, budget, and FAIR Act reports are available on the "Reports" web page.

https://www.ushmm.org/copyright-and-legal-information/annual-reports

Starting with the year 2004, performance and accountability reports are available online.

https://www.ushmm.org/copyright-and-legal-information/performance-and-accountability

Social Media

The Museum relies on social media to share information on its programs and resources; to memorialize the victims of Nazism; to launch discussion on the Holocaust and its relevance today; and to raise awareness that antisemitism, genocide, and hatred are persistent threats and that everybody has a role in combating them.

https://www.ushmm.org/information/connect-with-the-museum#guidelines

Support the Mission

Annual membership gifts help the Museum confront antisemitism and answer Holocaust denial, expand educational outreach, and preserve historical artifacts.

https://www.ushmm.org/support

The Museum uses its resources to confront hatred and genocide, to educate students and provide classroom resources for teachers, and to rescue Holocaust evidence and make additional historic documents available in digital format. An online contribution, one-time or monthly, supports these activities immediately and directly.

https://engage.ushmm.org/support.html

Volunteer Opportunities

The Museum welcomes volunteers and offers a variety of service opportunities.

http://www.ushmm.org/information/career-volunteer-opportunities/volunteering

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