Media Note
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 19, 2009


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced the appointment of the U.S. Delegation to the Holocaust Era Assets Conference to be held in Prague June 26-30. In May, Secretary Clinton announced that Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, would head the delegation. The U.S. Delegation will consist of the following individuals:

Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, Head of Delegation
Ambassador J. Christian Kennedy, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues
Prof. Elie Wiesel, author, Holocaust Survivor
Mary Thompson-Jones, Charge d’Affaires, American Embassy, Prague
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)
Lynn Nicholas, author of The Rape of Europa
Nancy Yeide, Head of the Department of Curatorial Records, National Gallery of Art
Menachem Rosensaft, General Counsel, World Jewish Congress
Owen Pell, attorney, White & Case
Sara Bloomfield, Director, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Anna Rubin, Director, New York State Holocaust Processing Office
Esther Finder, President, Generation After
Saul Kagan, Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, Holocaust Survivor
Alex Moskovic, Holocaust Survivor
Abraham Biderman, Chairman, Eagle Advisers, L.L.C.
Benjamin Ringel, President, Armstrong Capital
Ann F. Lewis, Board member, Jewish Women’s Archive
Susan Sher, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady
Danielle Borrin, Special Assistant, Office of the Vice President
Office of Holocaust Issues staff, US Department of State
Elizabeth Nakian, John P. Becker, Gregory Mattson, Basil Scarlis, Brittney Bolin

Representatives of 49 countries, most of which were affected by Nazi crimes during World War II, and nearly two dozen NGOs have been invited to attend. The Conference will focus on immovable (real) property, Nazi-looted art, Holocaust education and remembrance, archival access, the recovery of Judaica, and the social welfare needs of survivors of Nazi persecution.



PRN: 2009/624