Events

The Israel Forever Foundation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
B'nai B'rith World Center, Jerusalem, and Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies are honored to present

SEEKING JUSTICE: THE FUTURE OF HOLOCAUST HISTORY

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6-8PM
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute - מכון ון ליר בירושלים
רחוב ז'בוטינסקי 43, Jerusalem, Israel

The Program is Free and Open to the Public

ABOUT THE EVENT

For many decades after World War II, ​researchers were not permitted access to the collections of the International Tracing Service (ITS), based in Bad Arolsen, Germany. In 2007, many years of international advocacy resulted in ratification of the agreement to open the ITS archive, which contains some 200 million scanned pages of material with information on more than 17 million victims of Nazism, including millions of Jews.

On the 10th anniversary of the opening of the archive, Paul A. Shapiro, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Director of International Affairs, will reflect on the effort required to open the archive and the moral and legal significance of making the contents of the archive accessible to Holocaust survivors, their families, and scholars in the United States and around the world. Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D., who directs the Museum's academic programs utilizing the ITS archives, will address the scholarly uses of the digital ITS collection. Elana Heideman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Israel Forever Foundation, will serve as moderator.

This program is free and open to the public. Directions to the Van Leer Institute can be found at www.vanleer.org.il/en/contact

This program has been made possible by Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman. The B’nai B’rith World Center - Jerusalem has co-sponsored this event.


HONOR THE PAST, CELEBRATE THE FUTURE

Make this the year you celebrate the connection between memory and life, the past and the future, the Jewish nation and our Jewish State!

Tags: Holocaust, Memory