2022 Ohio Luncheon
In our radically changing world, where violent antisemitism is on the rise and unprovoked war has again been unleashed in Europe, the timeless and timely lessons of the Holocaust have never been more urgently needed.
Thanks to your support, the Museum is reaching a global audience—especially young people—to inspire critical thinking about Holocaust history and the ability of individuals to shape the future. With the power of truth held in our vast collections, our scholarship, and survivors’ own memories, we are confronting the dangerous distortion and misuse of this history—most recently to justify Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Please register for our special event on May 19, to show your support for our urgent work.
In-person event registration opens at 11 a.m. ET, followed by lunch at 11:30, and the program at noon.
The virtual event program begins at noon ET.
Featured speaker Dr. David Frey, Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS) at the US Military Academy at West Point, will join Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield to discuss the Ritchie Boys, a little-known special World War II US military intelligence unit that included many Jewish refugees from Nazism and was instrumental to the Allied victory. They are this year’s recipients of the Museum’s highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award.
In the spirit of their heroism, we must meet the challenges of these uncertain times. Together, we can ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to inspire individuals and leaders worldwide to confront antisemitism and hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Join us to learn how.
The health and safety of our guests and staff are always our top priority. We request that all guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and masks will be optional. We will hold the event in accordance with all other local and state laws and CDC guidelines, and will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on pandemic-related safety measures.