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Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust


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 provides suggestions and advice to the Museum's efforts to educate the public as well as scholars and experts in Holocaust history; the role of the churches and religious organizations during the Nazi period and in the aftermath of the Holocaust; and the impact of the Holocaust on interfaith relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims. 

Committee Members

Dr. Robert P. Ericksen (Chair)
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

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

Rev. Dr. David A. R. Clark
New St. James Presbyterian Church, London, Ontario 

Abraham H. Foxman*
Bergenfield, NJ

Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon*
Wilmette, Illinois 

Dr. Matthew Hockenos
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

Sarah K. Hurwitz
Washington, DC

Murray Jack Laulicht*
Bal Harbour, Florida

Dr. Laura Levitt
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Margaret M. Obrecht
Baltimore, Maryland

Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer 
Baptist World Alliance and Northern Seminary, Lisle, Illinois

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

Dr. Kate Temoney 
Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey 

Dr. Robert Ventresca
King's University College at Western University, London, Ontario

* Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council


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

Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Director, 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