Obama plans to tap 2nd generation for Prague envoy, again


WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama reportedly plans to tap the son of one Czech Holocaust survivor to replace another as ambassador to the Czech Republic.

The Washington Post, citing Czech media, reported Feb. 14 that Obama plans to name Andrew Schapiro, a corporate lawyer and a Harvard Law School classmate, as envoy to Prague this summer.

Schapiro would replace Norm Eisen, who has served since January 2011 and whose mother is a Czech survivor of Auschwitz. Schapiro’s mother is also a Holocaust survivor.

Ambassadorial terms generally run three to four years.

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