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US Delegation to Prague Holocaust Era Assets Conference 26-30 June 2009

US State Department Press Release


Office of the Spokesman


For Immediate Release                                                                                     June 19, 2009


Secretary Clinton Appoints U.S.  Delegation to the Prague Holocaust Era Assets Conference


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced the appointment of the U.S. Delegation to the Holocaust Era Assets Conference to be held in Prague June 26-30.   In May, Secretary Clinton announced that Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, would head the delegation.   The U.S. Delegation will consist of the following individuals:

Ambassador Stuart E.  Eizenstat, Head of Delegation

Ambassador J. Christian Kennedy, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues

Prof. Elie Wiesel, author, Holocaust Survivor

Mary Thompson-Jones, Charge d’Affaires, American Embassy, Prague

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)

Lynn Nicholas, author of The Rape of Europa

Nancy Yeide, Head of the Department of Curatorial Records, National Gallery of Art

Menachem Rosensaft, General Counsel, World Jewish Congress

Owen Pell, attorney, White & Case

Sara Bloomfield, Director, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Anna Rubin, Director, New York State Holocaust Processing Office

Esther Finder, President, Generation After

Saul Kagan, Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, Holocaust Survivor

Alex Moskovic, Holocaust Survivor

Abraham Biderman, Chairman, Eagle Advisers, L.L.C.

Benjamin Ringel, President, Armstrong Capital

Ann F. Lewis, Board member, Jewish Women’s Archive

Susan Sher, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady

Danielle Borrin, Special Assistant, Office of the Vice President

Office of Holocaust Issues staff, US Department of State

Elizabeth Nakian, John P. Becker, Gregory Mattson, Basil Scarlis, Brittney Bolin


Representatives of 49 countries, most of which were affected by Nazi crimes during World War II, and nearly two dozen NGOs have been invited to attend.  The Conference will focus on immovable (real) property, Nazi-looted art, Holocaust education and remembrance, archival access, the recovery of Judaica, and the social welfare needs of survivors of Nazi persecution.

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