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May 10, 2018

 

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Andrew Hollinger
Director, Communications
202.437.1221
[email protected]

Museum Press Kit

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM’S ANNUAL CLEVELAND LUNCHEON TO BE HELD ON MAY 23

Author Uki Goni and Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield will deliver remarks at the luncheon which will commemorate the Museum’s 25th Anniversary

CLEVELAND – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites the Cleveland community to attend its annual“What You Do Matters” Cleveland Luncheon on Wednesday, May 23. This year’s luncheon will commemorate the Museum’s 25th Anniversary. Five hundred Clevelanders, including close to 100 Holocaust survivors, are expected to attend. Author Uki Goni and Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield will deliver remarks at the event.

“On the occasion of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 25th anniversary, we want to thank the Cleveland community for its continued support of the Museum and help in making it  the global leader in Holocaust remembrance and education,” said Jed Silberg, National Philanthropy Officer for the Museum. “During our 25th anniversary we are asking people to examine the difficult questions raised by Holocaust history and what it continues to teach us. We must ‘Never Stop Asking Why.’ Why was the Holocaust permitted to happen? Why didn’t more people speak up? These questions continue to resonate today.”

Uki Goni has long been inspired by a personal commitment to human rights and unearthing long-­hidden secrets. He is the author of The Real Odessa, which chronicles the escape of Nazi war criminals from Europe. The book, which also describes the difficulties Jewish refugees faced trying to reach Argentina between 1933­ and 1950, has been the object of countless interviews and documentaries by major media such as Discovery Channel, History Channel, and the BBC.

Sara J. Bloomfield has led the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for 19 years, working to build a global institution that raises Holocaust awareness, deepens understanding of the lessons of the Holocaust, confronts denial, and advances genocide prevention. Bloomfield joined the planning staff of the Museum in 1986 when it was a project in development and served in a variety of roles before becoming director in 1999. Originally from Cleveland, she holds a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in education from John Carroll University, and has studied business administration at the graduate level.

The luncheon is chaired by Stephanie and Jared Miller. The luncheon supports the Museum’s national campaign, “Never Again: What You Do Matters.”

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Cleveland. Tickets are $75. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.

To purchase tickets or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jed Silberg of the Museum’s Midwest Regional Office at 847.433.8099 or at [email protected]

Media inquiries should be directed to Kristy Buechner at 202.314.1754 or [email protected]

About the Museum’s 25th Anniversary

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  is marking its 25th anniversary in 2018 by inspiring people to reflect on Holocaust history and ‘Never Stop Asking Why.’ As Museum Founding Chairman Elie Wiesel said, “The Museum is not meant to be an answer. It’s meant to be a question.” Since its founding, the Museum has grown from a major national institution into a respected global enterprise leading the cause of Holocaust remembrance and education. In April , the Museum  launched its new exhibition and initiative on Americans and the Holocaust — the latest example of its 25-year legacy of exploring the complex questions Holocaust history raises to stimulate people to think about themselves and the society they live in.

About the Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. For more information, ushmm.org.

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