US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s virtual events from Oct 10, 2021–Jan 10, 2022

Asha Bajaj
7 min readOct 11, 2021

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Washington (US)/Canadian-Media: The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies and collaborators. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. Learn more about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and genocide below.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Image credit: Wikipedia

Co-presented with Washington National Cathedral and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity ‘A Voice of Conscience: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Elie Wiesel’ is a free virtual event requiring registration would be showcased on Oct 12,

A carved stone bust of Holocaust survivor, author, and human rights champion Elie Wiesel joins likenesses of Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt, among others, on the Washington National Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch. Image credit: Danielle Thomas/Washington National Cathedral

This event is held to honor Elie Wiesel’s legacy to defend human rights and combat indifference and intolerance. The Washington National Cathedral added a stone carving to honor him to its Human Rights Porch in April.

The Cathedral and the Museum, in conjunction with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, celebrate Wiesel’s enduring impact as a survivor, teacher, and international voice of conscience.

At this time of rising antisemitism, racism, and group-targeted violence, a reminder of Wiesel’s commitment to the dignity of all people is both timely and necessary. Jon Meacham, the Cathedral’s canon historian, will host leaders across generations in a discussion about Wiesel and the continuing fight for religious freedom, interfaith understanding, and respect for our common humanity.


The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral
Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Elisha Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Marion Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity



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