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US Holocaust Memorial Museum 30th Anniversary S. FL Dinner
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$300
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will be holding its 30th Anniversary South Florida Dinner at the Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton on January 24 at 6 p.m.
CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig, who is the grandson of Holocaust survivors and was nominated for an Emmy award for his CNN documentary about the war crimes of Adolf Eichmann, will moderate a discussion entitled Fleeing Atrocities: Witness Perspectives. The panel will feature two witnesses of genocide and mass atrocities nearly 80 years apart: Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israëls and Rohingya human rights activist Wai Wai Nu, who will be introduced by Naomi Kikoler, director of the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Boca Raton philanthropist Marilyn Wallach will serve as the event’s honorary chair.
Two local community partners who have played an instrumental role with sharing the Museum’s educational initiatives throughout South Florida will be recognized by presenting the Museum’s “Pledge to the Future” during the dinner: Linda Medvin, M. Ed., director of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education; and Kimberly Coombs, Holocaust studies program planner for the school district of Palm Beach County.
This year’s National Leadership Award will be presented to Julie Peyton, a national patron and regional ambassador for the Museum, who has made an indelible mark in educating and building national and global understanding of the atrocities of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Tickets cost $300.
To register, visit https://www.ushmm.org/online-calendar/30th-anniversary-south-florida-dinner#guests