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Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council Fred Zeidman Visits Uruguay

August 11-13, 2004

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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 and 1945.

Fred S. Zeidman and Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein.   Zeidman at Holocaust Monument in Montevideo.
Zeidman lecturing at the Comunidad Central Israelita del Uruguay.   Zeidman lecturing at the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Zeidman lecturing at the ORT University.


Speech on Antisemitism to High School Students at Comite Central Israelita.
Speech on Antisemitism at Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Speech on Antisemitism at ORT University.


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