January 7, 2015 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum today announces “A Talk with Mark Weitzman” on Monday, January 25th at 2:00pm at University of South Florida, St. Petersburg as part of the Debbie and Brent Sembler Florida Holocaust Museum Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.
Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will discuss hate groups in America and the resurgence of antisemitism. Weitzman is also Director of the Task Force Against Hate and Terrorism for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He is the chief representative of the center to the United Nations in New York.
Weitzman is a member of the official U.S. delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (formerly the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research), where he chairs the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial. He is a member of the advisory panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and co-chairs the Working Group on International Affairs of the Global Forum on Antisemitism.
Weitzman is also a participant in the program on Religion and Foreign Policy of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a board member and former vice president of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and was member of the advisory board of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy at Yale University, as well as a longtime member of the official Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Group of New York.
Weitzman has authored many publications and books and is a winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award for best anthology for Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred: Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal.
A Talk with Mark Weitzman:
The Debbie and Brent Sembler Florida Holocaust Museum Lecture Series
Monday, January 25 @ 2:00pm
University of South Florida – St. Petersburg
140 7th Avenue S
FREE and open to the public.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.