Germany recognizes U.S. Holocaust museum official


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Germany awarded its highest civilian honor to a Holocaust scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Germany presented Paul Shapiro, the director of the museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, with the Cross of the Order of Merit for his role in negotiating the terms that in 2007 made accessible to the public the extensive Holocaust-era archives at Bad Arolsen, Germany.

The award was presented May 18 to Shapiro in a ceremony at the German Embassy in Washington.

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