Start time 12:00 (New York) / 18:00 (Geneva) / 19:00 (Jerusalem)
Together with the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ), the World Jewish Congress hosted U.S. State Department Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain for a public lecture on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Rumbach Synagogue in Budapest.
Ms. Germain spoke on a range of issues, including recent manifestations of antisemitism around the globe and the latest news about the restitution of Holocaust-era assets. The event was held in partnership with the National University of Public Service Hungary Faculty of Public Governance and International Studies and with the U.S. Embassy in Hungary.
Prof. Menachem Z. Rosensaft, associate executive vice president of the World Jewish Congress, and Mr. András Heisler, president of MAZSIHISZ, also delivered remarks.
The office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, established in 1999, develops and implements U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, secures compensation for Nazi-era wrongs, and ensures that the Holocaust is remembered and commemorated appropriately.