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2014-01-23 12:26:45

New Display Tells One Holocaust Survivor's Story through Personal Possessions WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open a new exhibition, "Camilla's Purse," Jan. 24 in the Albert Small Documents Gallery. The exhibition examines the life of Holocaust survivor, Camilla Gottlieb, through a display of letters, official documents and personal possessions. The records, collected and secured by Gottlieb in a black...

2013-07-23 08:28:10

Report shows international community has a mixed track record of applying the principle when mass violence is threatened or occurs WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report co-authored by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former Presidential Special Envoy to Sudan Richard S. Williamson, concludes that the United States ought to work to strengthen implementation of the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), in order to better protect...

2013-06-24 23:15:35

For the first time a story based in reality will be added to the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This is part of the history of World War 2 that has been mostly untold till now. Los Angles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 It seems that the largest Holocaust museum in the US has included only a minor mention of what happened in Hungary, during the Holocaust, until now. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. will be including a copy of the book, “Through...

2013-04-08 08:28:09

DENVER, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In association with Holocaust Remembrance Day and the weeklong National Days of Remembrance, Radio Chavura is featuring an exclusive audio interview with Andrew Hollinger, director of communications at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The 20-minute audio may be heard online or downloaded for free at: www.HearItExtra.com. This month the Holocaust Museum (USHMM) is marking its 20(th) Anniversary. Hollinger tells Radio Chavura about the mission...

2013-02-14 12:23:44

Museum's National Tour Will Honor Local Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans on March 3 at the Hilton New York WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking two decades of honoring the memory of the Holocaust and inspiring citizens and leaders worldwide, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will bring its commemorative 20th anniversary National Tour to New York on March 3. The centerpiece of the Museum's 20th anniversary is a National Tribute to Holocaust...

2013-01-25 23:01:22

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the online memorial website Memory Chest Memorials plans to donate half of all sales collected on Jan. 27, 2013 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Memory Chest Memorials, an Internet-based memorial website, helps people make connections with friends and family members in the wake of losing a loved one. In addition to providing a much needed support network for people in...

2012-07-24 06:25:30

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses genocide prevention symposium WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll commissioned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum finds that 67 years after the Holocaust, Americans believe genocide is still very possible, yet preventable, and they would like to see the US government play a major role in stopping it from happening around the world. Americans expressed support for a range of strategies for...

2012-07-19 02:24:41

Keynote Speaker U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Featuring Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council Christopher Kojm, and CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 24, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations and CNN, will present a symposium exploring the challenges of preventing genocide in the 21st Century. The symposium will be webcast live at...

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2011-05-03 09:36:03

Genealogy website Ancestry.com and the US Holocaust Museum are working together to fill gaps in some family histories with a project named The World Memory Project, AFP is reporting. The US Holocaust Museum is digitizing its records and allowing them to be accessed online. The opening of these records for online viewing is intended to increase sources of information about victims of the Holocaust, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a statement that the...

2010-04-08 10:00:00

CEREMONY TO BE WEBCAST LIVE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15, AT 11:30 A.M. EDT AT www.ushmm.org WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be one of their final national gatherings, 120 World War II veterans who helped liberate the Nazi concentration camps will reunite to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of the war and pay tribute to the survivors as well as their wartime comrades. The gathering will include those who entered the camps immediately as well as those who...