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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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


TTY, 202-488-0406


CHAIR Howard M. Lorber
Vice Chair Allan M. Holt

Walter R. Allen, Jr.
Laurence M. Baer
Daniel Benjamin
Tom A. Bernstein
Elisa Spungen Bildner
Joshua B. Bolten
Michael S. Bosworth
Ethel C. Brooks
Lee T. Bycel
Sara Darehshori
Shefali Razdan Duggal
Norman L. Eisen
Lee A. Feinstein
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan
Jordan T. Goodman
Samuel N. Gordon
Grant T. Harris
Sarah K. Hurwitz
Priscilla L. Kersten
Howard Konar
Jonathan S. Lavine
Edward P. Lazarus
Alan B. Lazowski
Stuart A. Levey
Erica A. LeVine
Susan G. Levine
Susan E. Lowenberg
David M. Marchick
Leslie Meyers
Tamar Newberger
Deborah A. Oppenheimer
Eric P. Ortner
Cheryl Peisach
Dana M. Perlman
Michael P. Polsky
Michael H. Posner
Richard S. Price
Ronald Ratner
Benjamin J. Rhodes
Melissa Rogers
Daniel J. Rosen
Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Michael P. Ross
Elliot J. Schrage
Maureen Schulman
Irvin N. Shapell
Cindy Simon Skjodt
Scott Straus
Michèle Taylor
Howard D. Unger
Clemantine Wamariya
Andrew J. Weinstein
Jeremy M. Weinstein
Daniel G. Weiss

Congressional Members

Congressional Members
Rep. Theodore E. Deutch
Rep. David F. Kustoff
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Bradley S. Schneider
Rep. Lee M. Zeldin

Sen. Alan S. Franken
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Ex Officio Members—Nonvoting

Ex Officio Members—Nonvoting
Department of Education Philip H. Rosenfelt
Department of State Thomas K. Yazdgerdi
Department of the Interior (vacancy)

General Counsel to the Council Gerard Leval

Council Staff

Council Staff
MUSEUM DIRECTOR Sara J. Bloomfield

Internal Auditor Mel Schwartz


MUSEUM DIRECTOR Sara J. Bloomfield

Chief Development Officer Jordan Tannenbaum
Chief Financial Officer Polly Povejsil Heath
Chief Information Officer Joseph Kraus
Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Stein, Acting
Chief Museum Operations Officer Tanell Coleman
Chief Program Officer Sarah Ogilvie

Director, Collections Michael Grunberger
Director, International Affairs Paul Shapiro
Director, Levine Institute for Holocaust Education Kristine Donly, Acting
Director, Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Wendy Lower, Acting
Director, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation Michael Grunberger
Director, Planning Dara Goldberg
Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide Cameron Hudson

General Counsel Ronald F. Cuffe

The above list of key personnel was updated 10–2017.

The above list of key personnel was updated 10–2017.

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

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) was established by the act of October 7, 1980 (36 U.S.C. 1401-1408). It received permanent authorization as an independent establishment by the act of October 12, 2000 (36 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.).

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.

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.


Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

The Center 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.

Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

The Center 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.
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William Levine Family National Institute for Holocaust Education

The Institute 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.


Law, Justice, and the Holocaust Program

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.

Civic and Defense Initiatives Program

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

Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust Program

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.

Programs on 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.

Youth and Community Initiatives Program

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

Sources of Information


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.

Calendar of Events

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

Career Opportunities

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

Unpaid internship opportunities are available.

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 Web site.


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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Museum posts answers to FAQs on its Web site.

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.


The Museum posts press releases on its Web site.

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

Organizational Chart

The USHMM's organizational chart is accessible online in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.

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.

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.

Support the Mission

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

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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