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  • U.S. Holocaust museum returns barracks to Auschwitz

    December 30, 2013 | 10:51 am

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has returned a section of wooden barracks that was given on long-term loan by the Auschwitz museum 24 years ago.

    The barracks — half of a wooden building in which Jewish prisoners slept while imprisoned in the death camp — arrived at Poland’s...

  • Jonathan Safran Foer Named to Holocaust Memorial Council

    February 7, 2013 | 10:00 am

    Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

    President Obama tapped Foer, 35, also a New York University professor of creative writing, last Friday.

    Foer’s debut novel, “Everything Is Illuminated,” dealt with the Holocaust and Ukraine during that era. His mother, Esther Safran Foer, directs Sixth and I, a historic synagogue in downtown Washington.

    The Holocaust Memorial Council governs the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • Briefs: Scholars call for American Shoah heroes honors, civil marriage coming to Israel

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars: U.S. Activists During Shoah Warrant Recognition

    More than 100 scholars and Jewish leaders are calling on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to acknowledge the work of U.S. activists in its permanent exhibition. A petition delivered to the museum's chairman, Fred Zeidman,...

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