Monday, April 29, 2019
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner
Pamela Kurland and David Marchick
Join us to honor the 2019 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Elie Wiesel Award Recipients:
Serge and Beate Klarsfeld have dedicated their lives to bringing perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice. Serge Klarsfeld played a key role in the prosecution of high-ranking Nazi officials and French collaborators; Beate Klarsfeld boldly confronted former Nazis serving in the West German government. Together they have campaigned against antisemitism in Europe and the Middle East, and fought for justice after the massacre of civilians, such as in Sarajevo and Burundi.
Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets) are volunteers who, at great risk to themselves and their families, have courageously saved lives and delivered critical services to people impacted by atrocities committed by the Syrian regime. To date, 204 members of the White Helmets have been killed while saving more than 114,000 people.
Established in 2011 and renamed for its inaugural recipient, the Elie Wiesel Award recognizes individuals whose actions have advanced the Museum’s vision of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
National Leadership Award Presented to Shelley and Allan Holt
For questions or more information about sponsorship opportunities for the dinner, please call the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office at 202.314.7877.