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Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Council’s legislation mandates Holocaust educational programming throughout the country in both religious and secular contexts. Because the religious community has a special interest in the Holocaust, a Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust was established to engage religious organizations in the United States to fulfill that mandate.

Comprised of scholars, professors, and clergy from academic institutions, faith groups, and interfaith organizations, the Committee serves as a resource for individuals and groups grappling with the ethical and philosophical issues raised by the Holocaust and contemporary manifestations of antisemitism. The Committee provides information, feedback, and guidance to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council based on its experience working with the concerns of religious groups. The Committee takes special interest in how Christianity, Christian institutions, and the non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust are presented in the exhibitions and educational programs of the Museum.

Committee Members

Dr. Robert P. Ericksen (Chair)
Pacific Lutheran University

Dr. Mehnaz Afridi
Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, Manhattan College

Abdullah Antepli
Duke University, Durham

Dr. Mary Boys
Union Theological Seminary, New York

Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon*
Wilmette, Illinois

Dr. Adam Gregerman
St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia

Sarah K. Hurwitz*
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Laura Levitt
Temple University

Dr. Heather Miller Rubens
Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, Baltimore

Dr. Beverly E. Mitchell
Wesley Theological Seminary

Mrs. Margaret M. Obrecht
Baltimore, Maryland

Melissa Rogers*
Falls Church, Virginia

Dr. Matthew Tapie
Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, St. Leo University

Dr. Robert Ventresca
King's University College at Western University Canada

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky
Jewish Theological Seminary

* Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council

For information on the Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, please contact:

Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Tel.: 202.488.0469
Fax: 202.479.9726
E-mail: perh@ushmm.org