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20th Anniversary of the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust

Film | Film ID: HMM159

Compilation of footage and interviews documenting the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust, which was responsible for the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and celebrating its 20th anniversary in the year 2000. Production was screened during a Museum public program.

Elie Wiesel leads the Presidential Commission as they travel to Auschwitz, Treblinka, Warsaw, and other locations in Poland. Among those participating: Miles Lerman, Chris Lerman, Sigmund Strochlitz, Benjamin Meed, Yaffa Eliach, Michael Berenbaum, Kitty Dukakis, Raul Hilberg. Their report is presented to President Jimmy Carter, and the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is undertaken. Stages of the museum's design and construction are seen, as are major figures in its creation: Architect James Freed, Council Chairman Harvey Meyerhoff, Miles Lerman, Albert Abramson, Jeshajahu Weinberg. President Bill Clinton speaks at the April 1993 opening of the museum.

Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:22:10
Locale
Washington, DC, United States
Poland
Auschwitz, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Treblinka, Poland
Language
English
Genre/Form
Documentary.
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