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United States Announces Initiative to Prevent Genocide and Mass Atrocities

The White House has announced a new presidential directive aimed at strengthening the U.S. Government's ability to prevent mass atrocities and impose consequences on serious human rights violators....

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USHMM Launches “Remember Me?” Campaign

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched an international initiative to identify photographs of 1,100 child survivors of World War II and the Holocaust. These 1,100 children were...

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President Obama Appoints Additional Members to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

The White House announced President Obama's appointment of five new members to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council on 28 October 2011. Elie Wiesel, Roman Kent, Joseph Gutman, Howard Unger,...

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Issues Statement for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton released a press statement on Monday in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Last week, the United States joined countries throughout the...

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President Obama Issues Statement and Speech for US National Days of Remembrance

The United States commemorated the National Days of Remembrance from 15-22 April 2012. The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an annual 8-day period designated by the United...

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks at Annual Holocaust Commemoration

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech on 27 April 2012 at the Department of State's annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony. "Well, thank you very much, Tina. And thank you...

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World Memory Project Expands Online Database

The World Memory Project, a joint initiative by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com, has made information from three new collections searchable online. The World Memory...

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USHMM To Hold Symposium on Genocide Prevention

On Tuesday, July 24, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations and CNN, will present a symposium exploring the challenges of preventing...

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Days of Remembrance in the United States

The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.  Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated on Monday, 8 April 2013. ...

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U.S. Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program

On 17 April the U.S. Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program will take place at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.  The event is free and open to the general public. The event...

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