May 28, 2004
PRESIDENT BUSH APPOINTS JACK ROSEN TO UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President George W. Bush has named Jack Rosen of New York City to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Council consists of 55 Presidential appointees, 10 Congressional representatives and three ex-officio members from the departments of Education, Interior and State. The appointment became effective May 17, for a five-year term expiring on January 15, 2009.
“Jack brings a wealth of experience to the Museum, and I welcome him to the Council at this important time,” said Council Chair Fred S. Zeidman. “As antisemitisim is again on the rise around the world, the Museum’s mission of Holocaust education and remembrance becomes ever more urgent. His recent participation in the Berlin Antisemitism Conference will make him even more effective on the Council.”
Active in business and governmental affairs, Mr. Rosen serves as chief executive of several commercial and residential real estate firms, and is involved in business ventures in the United States and Europe in healthcare, cosmetics and telecommunications. He is Chairman of the American Jewish Congress, and previously served as the organization’s President. He is a member of the U.S.—Israeli Bi-National Commission on Housing and Community Development and of the Executive Committee of AIPAC. Last month, he served on the U.S. Delegation to the OSCE-sponsored Berlin Conference on Anti-Semitism. Mr. Rosen previously served on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council from December 1998 – January 2001.
Created by unanimous act of Congress, the Museum is America’s national institution for Holocaust education and remembrance. A unique public-private partnership, the Museum brings the history and lessons of the Holocaust to Americans from all walks of life through educational outreach, teacher training, traveling exhibitions, and scholarship. Since its dedication in April 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 20 million visitors, about 6.5 million of them children. For more information on the Museum, visit www.ushmm.org.