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Mr. Fred Zeidman, Chairman of the United
States Holocaust Memorial Council is visiting Uruguay August
11-14. Mr. Zeidman's extensive schedule includes presentations
to local groups, visits with civic, diplomatic, and government
leaders and press interviews. On Thursday August 12 he spoke
with local high school students on the dangers of anti-Semitism
and meeting with local leaders of the Jewish community.
Mr. Zeidman also engaged Uruguayans on ‘building a
tomorrow without discrimination’ in a presentation
at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that was attended by
government officials and local non-governmental organizations.
In addition to his lectures to students
and leaders, Chairman Zeidman visited the local Holocaust
Museum and Holocaust Memorial and met with Holocaust survivors.
The Ambassador also hosted a dinner in honor of Chairman
Zeidman at his official residence.
Chairman Zeidman was appointed by
President George W. Bush to lead the 65-member council in
March 2002. The Council is the governing board of the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The
Museum is the United States’ national institution
dedicated to remembering the Holocaust and sharing its lessons
with future generations. Since the Museum opened in April
2003, over twenty million people have visited the Museum
and learned about the state-sponsored persecution and murder
of European Jews, Gypsies, Poles, homosexuals, Jehovah’s
Witnesses, political dissidents, and others between 1933
|Fred S. Zeidman and Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein.
||Zeidman at Holocaust Monument in Montevideo.
|Zeidman lecturing at the Comunidad Central Israelita
||Zeidman lecturing at the Foreign Service Institute,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
|Zeidman lecturing at the ORT University.
on Antisemitism to High School Students at Comite Central
Speech on Antisemitism at Foreign
Speech on Antisemitism at ORT