Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism Hannah
Rosenthal will travel to Germany and Poland July 9-15. In
Germany, she will participate in the non-governmental
organization Centropa's Summer Academy in Mannheim and
Berlin. Summer Academy is an international traveling
workshop for educators from 13 countries, which prepares
them to teach and engage students with 20th century Jewish
history and the Holocaust.
Special Envoy Rosenthal's late father, a Holocaust
survivor, was a rabbi in Mannheim before the war and will
be honored by the City of Mannheim in a special event on
July 9. In Berlin, Special Envoy Rosenthal will meet with
and engage government officials, religious leaders,
interfaith youth, and members of civil society.
In Poland, July 13-15, the Special Envoy will visit the
home of her father's family in Bytom. In Krakow, she will
meet with Jewish community leaders, various foundations
including a meeting with the representatives of the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, as well as the Forum for
Dialogue Among Nations. She will learn about the Jewish
community in Poland today and civil society engagement on
Jewish history and culture.