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March 15, 2018
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Ticket Price:
Free

Time:
1 p.m.

Location:
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Syria:
Is the Worst Yet to Come?
Public Program
A man walks on rubble at a damaged site after an air strike on February 9, 2018, in the besieged town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta area of Damascus, Syria. <i>Bassam Khabieh/Reuters</i>
A man walks on rubble at a damaged site after an air strike on February 9, 2018, in the besieged town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta area of Damascus, Syria. Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

The Museum invites you to a commemorative event examining ongoing atrocities against civilians and highlighting the strength and resilience of the Syrian people in the face of these crimes. Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, US National Security Advisor, will provide a keynote address.

The seven years of violence in Syria have cost the lives of nearly 500,000 Syrians and displaced more than 13 million people—more than half the population—in the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Syrians are the victims of widespread atrocities and crimes against humanity. During the first months of 2018, Syrians have experienced an escalation of violence from multiple actors, with civilians continuing to bear the brunt of the conflict. A panel of Syrian and diaspora leaders will discuss how Syrian civil society is responding to the violence and anticipate what might come next.

Keynote
Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster,
US National Security Advisor

Speakers
Dr. Samer Attar,
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern Medicine, Member, Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
Rafif Jouejati, Co-Founder and Director, FREE-Syria
Radi Saad, Volunteer, Chemical Weapons Team, Syria Civil Defense (White Helmets)
Irene Weiss, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer

Learn more about the conflict in Syria at ushmm.org/syria.

Tune in live at ushmm.org/watch and join the conversation on social media using #Syria and #USHMM.



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Janelle Johnson Roberts
202.314.7851


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