An Evening with Deborah Lipstadt and Peter Alexander: Justice and Accountability: Confronting Adolf Eichmann After the Holocaust

Tuesday, April 5 7:30 PM 10:00 PM
The Puck Building 295 Lafayette Street (South of Houston) New York, NY

On the occasion of the launch of her new book, The Eichmann Trial, which marks the 50th anniversary of that “trial of the century,” the Museum welcomes award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt for an evening event in New York. NBC News Correspondent Peter Alexander will interview Dr. Lipstadt to explore her many findings and insights.

Tickets are $175 per person, $200 after March 22. Event sponsorships are available. Register by March 28 at www.ushmm.org/events/nynextgen.

Eichmann, a midlevel SS officer central to the planning and implementation of the “Final Solution,” was captured by Israeli agents while hiding in Argentina in 1960 and brought to Israel to be tried in a court of law. Televised around the world, the Eichmann trial refocused attention on the murder of the Jews of Europe. It featured eyewitness testimony by Holocaust survivors speaking out in an unprecedented way, putting a face not only on the perpetrators, such as Eichmann, but also on the millions of victims and survivors.

Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She is the author of History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving (a National Jewish Book Award winner); Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory; and Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933–1945. She is a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council’s Academic Committee and served on the Council in 2001-2005. She lives in Atlanta.

NBC News Correspondent Peter Alexander will interview Dr. Lipstadt to explore her many findings and insights.

Event Chairs
Blake and Joseph Breslow
Deborah and Eric Edell
Julie and Reuben Kopel

New York Next Generation Board
Julie Kopel, Chair
Ryan Abramow
Daniel Bellehsen
Joseph Breslow
Deborah Edell
Jesse Izak
Barry L. Levine
Nicole P. Lieberman
Lauren Posner
Stacey Saiontz

2011 Committee (in formation)
Ryan Abramow, Jennifer and Daniel Agus, Danielle and Jonathan Auerbach, Daniel Bellehsen, Sarah Brown, Mark P. Covitt, Lawrence Elbaum, Jeremy Elias, Dorit Feith, Allyson and Adam Fishman, Adam D. Friedland, Yonina and Eric Gomberg, Alexandra Rose Gootkin, Alana and Josh Hackel, Abbi and Jeremy Halpern, Alene and Jonathan Herman, Jesse Izak, Stephanie Katz, Barry L. Levine, Nicole and Avi Lieberman, David Pantirer, Ashish D. Patel, Lauren Posner, Melissa and Bradford Rand, Samantha and Jonathan Rubenstein, Stacey and Marc Saiontz, Julie and Jonathan Schwartz, Dana Septimus and Joseph Feldman, Jeff Silberman, Sybilla Slavin, Avi Spielman, Jenna L. Statfeld, Liora Tarlowe, Brandon Weinstein, Jennifer A. Zuckerman

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and dietary laws observed.

The New York Next Generation, a dedicated community of emerging philanthropists and leaders, supports the Museum by honoring the victims of the Holocaust and transforming their memory into meaningful action today. Through events and educational programming, the Next Generation provides friends of the Museum in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with the opportunity to network with like-minded people while helping to combat hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity around the world.

For more information, contact Jana Neil at 212.983.0825 or jneil@ushmm.org.

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