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American Jewish Committee Board of Governors Visits Yad Vashem

Group of 130 Tours New Holocaust History Museum and Hall of Names Construction Site, Visits International School for Holocaust Studies

8 February 2004

The construction site Hall of Names The construction site Hall of Names

Today, the American Jewish Committee Board of Governors toured Yad Vashem as part of its visit to Israel. The group numbered 130 people, and was led by President Harold Tanner, Executive Director David Harris, Board of Governers Chair Robert E. Goodkind, and Board of Governers Policy and Program Chair Mimi Alperin.

Alperin chaired a panel discussion which focused on Yad Vashems new projects and activities; the resurgence of antisemitism; the work of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem; and the historic visit to Auschwitz by a delegation of Israeli Arabs, which included a preparatory seminar at Yad Vashem. Panel members included Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev; Academic Advisor Prof. Yehuda Bauer; Director of the Archive Dr. Yaacov Lazowick; Director of the European Desk in the International Seminars Division of the International School for Holocaust Studies Yariv Lapid; and member of the Israeli Arab delegation that visited Auschwitz, Nazir Majali.

The group toured the construction site of Yad Vashems new Holocaust History Museum and Hall of Names, as well as the International School for Holocaust Studies.