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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

TTY, 202-488-0406




Andrew M. Cohn
Susan G. Levine


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

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


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


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


Lee A. Feinstein
Cindy Simon Skjodt


Edward P. Lazarus
Bradley D.Wine

New Jersey

New Jersey
Ethel C. Brooks
Betty Pantirer Schwartz

New York

New York
CHAIRHoward 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

Other States

Other States
MassachusettsJonathan S. Lavine
MissouriSam M. Devinki
New HampshireDaniel Benjamin
OhioRonald Ratner
TexasFred S. Zeidman
VirginiaMelissa Rogers
WashingtonEric A. LeVine
West VirginiaIrvin N. Shapell


Stuart A. Levey

Congressional Members

Congressional Members
FloridaRep. Theodore E. Deutch
GeorgiaRep. John R. Lewis
IllinoisRep. Bradley S. Schneider
New YorkRep. Lee M. Zeldin
TennesseeRep. David F. Kustoff

FloridaSen. Marco A. Rubio
MarylandSen. Benjamin L. Cardin
South CarolinaTimothy E. Scott
VermontSen. Bernard Sanders

Ex Officio Members—Nonvoting

Ex Officio Members—Nonvoting
EducationPhilip H. Rosenfelt
StateThomas K. Yazdgerdi

General Counsel to the CouncilGerard Leval

Council Staff

Council Staff

Internal AuditorMel Schwartz


Deputy Museum DirectorSarah Ogilvie

General CounselRonald F. Cuffe

Senior Advisors

Senior Advisors
MarketingMichelle Stein
StrategyCameron Hudson

Chief Officers

Chief Officers
DevelopmentJordan Tannenbaum
Financial OfficerPolly Povejsil Heath
InformationJoseph Kraus
Museum OperationsTanell Coleman
Program OfficerSarah Ogilvie


Constituency EngagementDiane Saltzman
International AffairsPaul Shapiro
Levine Institute for Holocaust EducationYariv Lapid
Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust StudiesWendy Lower, Acting
National Institute for Holocaust DocumentationMichael Grunberger
PlanningDara Goldberg
Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of GenocideJill 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.


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).

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.).

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.

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


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.

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.

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. | Email:


Civic and Defense Initiatives

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

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.

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.

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.

Youth and Community Initiatives

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, programming, and other areas. A list of current job openings is available on the "Careers" web page.

Paid and 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 website.

Contact Information

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


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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Museum posts answers to FAQs on its website.

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 website.

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

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.


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

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

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.

The Sources of Information were updated 7–2019.