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  • Alfred Münzer delivers remarks at a Museum event calling attention to the crimes China is committing against the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

    Holocaust Survivor Al Munzer Delivers Remarks at Program Spotlighting China’s Persecution of Uyghurs

    Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Alfred Münzer speaks at a Museum event calling attention to the crimes China is committing against the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. 

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  • 23 July 2018. In conjunction with the US Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom, the US Department of State brought survivors of religious persecution and the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, to the Museum for a tour of the exhibitions and candle lighting ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance. The visit was part of a gathering of international policy makers that seeks to mobilize global action to combat religious persecution and discrimination.

    Religious Freedom Promotion as a Tool for Atrocity Prevention

    From July 24-26, the US Department of State hosted the first-ever Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom. The Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide participated in a panel discussion and the Museum hosted opening and closing events. This post explores the nexus between international religious freedom and atrocity prevention.

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  • Museum Honors Aung San Suu Kyi with Elie Wiesel Award

    The US Holocaust Memorial Museum revoked Aung San Suu Kyi's Elie Wiesel Award on March 6, 2018. Read the Museum's letter to her about that decision. Learn more about the Museum's work on Burma.  

    On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presented the Elie Wiesel Award to Aung San Suu Kyi at its annual National Tribute Dinner. Established in 2011, the award is named in honor of its inaugural recipient, Nobel Peace laureate and Museum Founding Chairman Elie Wiesel. It is given annually to an internationally prominent individual whose actions have advanced the Museum’s vision of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

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  • Tom Buergenthal, age three, with his <br>parents before everything changed. <br>Photograph courtesy of Tom Buergenthal.

    What I’ve Learned: Tom Buergenthal’s Lucky Childhood

    Thomas Buergenthal, a Holocaust survivor and the American judge on the International Court of Justice in The Hague from 2000 to 2010, recently sat down with Michael Abramowitz, Director of the Museum’s Committee on Conscience, for an interview.

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  • Living on the Fringes: Roma in Europe Today

    On Februrary 23, 2009, Robert Csorba and his four-year-old son Robert, Jr. were shot dead as they ran from their burning home that had been firebombed in Tatárszentgyörgy, Hungary. The attack became the latest in a series that involved Molotov cocktails to set ablaze houses that belonged to Romani families. According to Human Rights First, these attacks "reveal a widespread pattern of violence that is often directed both at causing immediate harm to Roma -- without distinction between adults, the elderly, and small children -- and physically eradicating the presence of Roma in towns and cities in several European countries."

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