WASHINGTON (Sep. 7)
Elie Wiesel chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, has announced the establishment of two new committees. The Second Generation Advisory Committee, which will serve as a conduit for input from children of survivors into the work of the Council, is chaired by Menachem Rosensaft. The Committee on anti-Semitism, which will deal with the alarming rise of anti-Semitism and will recommend to Wiesel ways in which the Council can combat this resurgence, is chaired by Council member Kalman Sultanik.
The Second Generation Committee initially will comprise 18 children of survivors who presently serve as advisors to Wiesel. Rosensaft, head and founder of the international Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, said; “We have a very special perspective. And we have a commitment to the Council, which, through this committee can be channeled to constructive purposes and which will provide continuity for the work of the Council.”
Rosensaft, born in Bergen-Belsen, is a graduate of Columbia University Law School. He is a former adjunct lecturer in Jewish studies at the City University of New York and has written extensively on the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and Soviet Jewry.
Sultanik is a Holocaust survivor. He is vice president of the World Jewish Congress and executive co-president of the World Conference of General Zionists.