Sara J. Bloomfield has led the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for 15 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. She serves on the International Auschwitz Council, the board of the International Council of Museums/USA (ICOM/USA), and the advisory board of the Robert Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at New York University School of Law. She is a recipient of the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and four honorary doctorates. She 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, Ohio, she received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Northwestern University, holds a master’s degree in education from John Carroll University, and has studied business administration at the graduate level.
January 22, 2015