The Claims Conference is excited to invite you to the annual International Holocaust Survivors Night. This year’s virtual event focuses on the theme of hope in the face of rising antisemitism. Remarks will be heard from dignitaries including Isaac Herzog, President of Israel; Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany; Christian Lindner, German Minister of Finance; Amb. Stuart Eizenstat, Special Adviser on Holocaust Issues to the U.S. Secretary of State, as well as from Holocaust envoys from the U.S., U.K. Canada, Germany and Croatia. Leaders of Holocaust institutions will also provide messages including Dani Dayan, Chairman of Yad Vashem, Sara J. Bloomfield, Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Jack Kliger, President and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, and many more.
Celebrity greetings include messages from Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Barbra Streisand, Emmy Award-winning actor Henry Winkler, star of Barry and Happy Days; Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander from Seinfeld; Emmy Award-winning actor David Strathairn; and Emmy and Tony nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh, currently featured in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. The cast of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s widely acclaimed Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof will perform “Traditsye.”
Messages of hope will be heard from Holocaust survivors recently evacuated from Ukraine as well as survivors from over a dozen countries. The highlight of the event will be a livestream of the official menorah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Israel.
This program is available year-round via the link provided below