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A Chicago Next Generation Signature Event

Eyewitness: Holocaust Memory and Antisemitism Today


On May 31, 2023, a dedicated group of emerging philanthropists and leaders in the Chicago area gathered to support the Museum's mission of ensuring the truth and relevance of the Holocaust for new generations—far beyond our walls.

Guests heard from Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Susan Warsinger and CNN Senior Legal Analyst and grandchild of Holocaust survivors Elie Honig.


Help us keep Holocaust memory alive as a force for change, now and for all time.

Featured Guests


Susan Warsinger
Susan Warsinger Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer

Susan Hilsenrath Warsinger was born in Bad Kreuznach, a city in western Germany. After Kristallnacht, when neighbors smashed the windows and furnishings of the Hilsenrath home, Susan and her brother were smuggled to a children’s home in Paris. They fled to the Vichy-controlled unoccupied zone of France and then immigrated to the United States, where the family reunited and settled in Washington, DC. Susan worked as a teacher for 27 years and is a volunteer at the Museum.

Elie Honig
Elie Honig CNN Senior Legal Analyst
Grandchild of Holocaust Survivors
Emmy Award-Nominated Producer, Documentary on the 60th Anniversary of Adolf Eichmann’s Trial

Elie Honig is a CNN senior legal analyst who previously worked for 14 years as a federal and state prosecutor. He provides on-air commentary and analysis for CNN on news relating to the US Department of Justice, major criminal trials, the Supreme Court, congressional and grand jury investigations, national security, policing, and other legal issues.

In 2022, Elie, who is the grandson of Holocaust survivors, was nominated for an Emmy Award for his CNN documentary about the war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann, Sixty Years Ago, We Saw the Face of Evil. The piece featured interviews with the Israeli prosecutor and investigator from the Eichmann trial, both of whom were in their mid-90s.

Elie also teaches at Rutgers University and works as special counsel to a New Jersey law firm, Lowenstein Sandler. He served as deputy director, and then director, of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice from 2012 through 2018. He worked from 2004 to 2012 as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecuting and trying federal cases involving organized crime, human trafficking, public corruption, and violent crime. He successfully prosecuted over 100 members and associates of La Cosa Nostra, including bosses and other members of the Gambino and Genovese organized crime families.

Elie graduated from Rutgers University in 1997 and Harvard Law School in 2000.



Dr. Edna Friedberg
Dr. Edna Friedberg Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg is historian and senior program curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the host of the Museum’s popular Facebook Live series. Dr. Friedberg joined the staff of the Museum in 1999 and served as the historian for the multilingual online Holocaust Encyclopedia and as director of its Wexner Learning Center. She also curated a special exhibition on the legacy of the Nuremberg trials and postwar justice. Dr. Friedberg regularly speaks to audiences across the country, and her essays connecting Holocaust history with social, cultural, and political issues today have appeared in publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Forward.


Event Leadership

Next Generation Board Chairs

Katie and J. R. Berger
Johanna and Brian Gutman


30 Chairs for the 30th

In formation

Erin and Sam Ankin
Hillary and Alex Behar
Katie and J. R. Berger
Alisa and Adam Bergstein
Alison Schaffer Bloom and Brian Bloom
Blake and Joey Breslow
Allie and David Davidson
Laura and Adam Docks
Alex Entratter
Dena and Zach Fox
Danielle Rudas Goodman and Jordan Goodman
Jordyn and Jordan Gross
Carlee and Danny Gutman
Johanna and Brian Gutman
Mari and Michael Gutman
Michelle and Corey Harris
Faylyn and Danny Kaufman
Sarah and Jason Kozin
Greer and Brian Malkin
Stacey and Brian Price
Jennifer and Martin Rossen
Dana and Craig Sanders
Melissa Grund Sarnoff and David Sarnoff
Heather and Ben Sher
Rachel and Stephen Sotoloff
Stefanie and Jordan Stein
Staci and Ari Studnitzer
Lauren and Aaron Tucker
Franny and Michael Zucker

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