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U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
202-488-0400
www.ushmm.org
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. every day.
Closed Dec. 25 and Yom Kippur.
Situated between our nation’s monuments to Washington and Jefferson on the National Mall, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. The Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, The Holocaust, spans three floors of the building. It presents a narrative history using more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, and four theaters that include historic film footage and eyewitness testimonies. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust, the Museum’s newest special exhibition, addresses the common misperception that a small group of Nazi leaders were alone responsible for the Holocaust by focusing on the actions of tens of thousands of ordinary people who were active participants or complicit in the destruction of European Jewry. Passes are not required for entry to Some Were Neighbors. Other exhibitions (no passes required) include Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story, From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide, and A Dangerous Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Admission to the Museum is free. From March through August a free timed pass is required to enter the Permanent Exhibition. Group visits for 40 or more can be booked through the Museum’s Group Scheduling office. All requests must be made online at ushmm.org/visit/groups, in writing to Group Scheduling, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., S.W., Washington, DC 20024, or by phone by calling 202-488-0419. The Museum recommends making group requests six to 12 months in advance. The Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors seeks the names of all survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution – whether or not currently living –to record their experiences for future generations, assist survivors and their families in attempts to trace missing relatives and friends, and provide reference to scholars of the Holocaust, genealogists, and the public.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
Offices:
Chair: Tom Bernstein
Director: Sara Bloomfield
Communications: 202-488-2637
Development: 202-488-0420
The Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center: 202-488-6130
[email protected]
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies:
Paul Shapiro, 202-488-6566
[email protected]
Speakers Bureau: 202-314-7824
[email protected]

HOLOCAUST
SURVIVOR TRACING


American Gathering
of Holocaust Survivors
122 W. 30th St., Suite 205
New York, NY 10001
212-239-4230
Fax: 212-279-2926
[email protected]
www.amgathering.org
President: Sam E. Bloch
Represents more than 170,000 survivors of the Holocaust who have settled in America and Canada. Registry to document where people were from; tracing; documentation organization as well. Publishes newspaper, Together, quarterly. Learn more about our annual summer program for Holocaust and Jewish Resistance teachers at www.hajrtp.org.

The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center Beit Hatfutsot- The Museum
P.O. Box 39359
Tel Aviv, Israel 61392
[email protected]
www.bh.org.il
The museum’s integrated digital databases contain a collection of many thousands of family trees currently boasting over four million names. Users can search for information and can register their family trees.

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HOLOCAUST MISSIONS

Warsaw Ghetto
Resistance Organization
212-239-4230
Fax: 212-279-2926
Contact: Max Liebmann
Annual remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto.


HOLOCAUST SUPPORT GROUPS

Survivors of the Holocaust–The Last Generation: Greater Washington/Baltimore Area
Contact: Jacques Fein, 443-820-3290
www.wfjcsh.org
Support group for Jewish individuals who were children in Europe during the Holocaust.

Generation After, Inc.
(Children of Holocaust Survivors and Friends)
P.O. Box 5854
Derwood, MD 20855
301-933-4716
[email protected]
www.genafterdc.com
Group for children of Holocaust survivors and friends dedicated to the remembrance of the Holocaust through community service and applicable programs.

Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Greater Washington
Call Jconnect at 301-770-4848, and someone on the staff will contact the president. Offers speakers (case-by-case basis for personal interviews); promotes remembrance of the Holocaust; bar/bat mitzvah “Remember a Child” program.
President: Nesse Godin

JSSA (Jewish Social
Service Agency)
6123 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-3700
Fax: 301-770-8741
Email: [email protected]
www.jssa.org
JSSA and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) provide a range of safety-net services for Holocaust survivors living independently in the community. Eligible Holocaust survivor applicants may receive help with filing various claims for reparations from Germany, information and referral services, counseling, care management, financial and medical assistance, pro-bono dental care, hospice care, bereavement support, support groups, Cafe Europa social events, homemaker and bathing services, emergency call system, transportation to medical appointments and Kosher Meals on Wheels deliveries.

HOLOCAUST RESOURCE COLLECTION

Holocaust Resource Collection Center for Judaic and Educational Resources (and Isaac Franck Collection)
Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning
240-283-6200
Fax: 240-283-6201
www.pjll.org
Books, music, DVDs, videos and teaching materials on the Holocaust.

HOLOCAUST REPARATIONS
AND CLAIMS

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.
1359 Broadway, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10018
646-536-9100
Fax: 212-679-2126
[email protected]
www.claimscon.org
Works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims. Since 1951, the Claims Conference, working in partnership with the state of Israel, has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments and certain industries; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.
HOLOCAUST TWINNING

Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Greater Washington
Co-Presidents: Nesse Godin and Louise Lawrence-Israels
Our organization promotes remembrance of the Holocaust; bar/bat mitzvah “Remember a Child” program.
For more information and certificate, call or email Louise Lawrence-Israels at
301-530-6868 or [email protected]

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