September 6, 2006
PRESIDENT BUSH APPOINTS DENNIS PRAGER TO UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President George W. Bush has named Dennis Prager of Van Nuys, CA, to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Council consists of 55 Presidential appointees in addition to 10 Congressional representatives and three ex-officio members from the departments of Education, Interior and State. Prager will complete the remainder of a five-year term that expires in January 2011.
“Dennis Prager’s unique moral voice and dedication to the mission of Holocaust education and remembrance make him an ideal candidate to serve on the Council, particularly today as we witness rising global antisemitism,” said Council Chairman Fred S. Zeidman. “I welcome the talent and enthusiasm he brings to the position and congratulate him on joining the Council.”
Dennis Prager, host of the nationally syndicated The Dennis Prager Show, is a prolific speaker, author and film producer. In 2003, Simon and Schuster reissued his acclaimed work on the history of antisemitism, Why the Jews, written with co-author Joseph Telushkin. Deeply involved in interfaith dialog efforts, he is a frequent contributor to national publications including Commentary, The Weekly Standard and The Wall Street Journal and regularly offers commentary on many national TV outlets.
Situated among our national monuments to freedom, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is both a memorial to the past and a living reminder of the moral obligations of individuals and societies. The Museum fulfills its mission through a public/private partnership in which federal support guarantees the institution’s permanence and hundreds of thousands of donors nationwide make possible its educational activities and global outreach. More than 23 million people – including more than 8 million schoolchildren – have visited the Museum since it opened in 1993, and through its Web site, traveling exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum reaches millions more every year. For more information, visit www.ushmm.org.