Wednesday, December 5, 2001
An address by Rabbi Irving Greenberg, marking the 53rd anniversary of the United Nations Genocide Convention. The Questions and Answers session features discussions with Jerome J. Shestack, Jerry Fowler, Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Stuart E. Eizenstat, and Sara Bloomfield.
IRVING GREENBERG: I thank the leadership of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and in particular, Jerome Shestack, chair of the Committee on Conscience and Jerry Fowler, its director, for their powerful efforts to focus, deepen and expand the essential work of the Committee on Conscience. Their stature as individuals, leadership and excellence in operation is needed to enable the project to begin to play the role we all desire for it - to shape policy and save lives.
I also acknowledge with gratitude the work of their predecessors, Tom Buergenthal and Ruth Mandel, and the important contributions of two Directors of the USHMM, Sara J. Bloomfield and her predecessor, Dr. Walter Reich, who gave and give this project strong support.
I also want to thank Rachel Levine, my assistant in Jewish Life Network and Carole Freeman-Stern, special assistant to the Chairman, and Dr. Bridget Conley, Research Associate for the Committee for their help with the paper.