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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 9, 2005


Department of State Holocaust Memorial Program

The Department of State will present its annual Holocaust Memorial Program on Tuesday, May 10, at Noon. The event will be held in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State, 2100 C Street N.W., Washington, DC.

The program will focus on shared experiences of Jewish-American POW’s and European concentration camp survivors. The panel will include Dr. William Shapiro, US POW, Mordecai Hauer, Hungarian concentration camp survivor, and Roger Cohen, reporter and author of Soldiers and Slaves. Ambassador Edward O’Donnell, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, will represent the State Department.

The event will be open to the press.

Pre-set up time for cameras: 10:30 a.m.
Final access time for all press: 11:15 a.m.
Press should use the 23rd Street entrance to enter the U.S. Department of State

Media representatives may cover this event upon presentation of the following:
(1) U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) an official letter from their employer on original letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

For further information please contact the Regional Media Outreach Office, 202-647-0001, or the Office of Civil Rights, 202-647-2225.

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Released on May 9, 2005

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