Sara J. Bloomfield has led the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for more than a decade, working to build a global institution that raises Holocaust awareness, confronts Holocaust denial, and advances genocide prevention. An adviser to museums around the world, she is a member of the International Auschwitz Council and serves on the board of the International Council of Museums/USA. She is a recipient of the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and three 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.
March 20, 2013