Public Programs & Outreach

Honoring Elie Wiesel

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 7:00pm

Washington National Cathedral and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, in conjunction with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, co-convene this program celebrating Elie Wiesel’s legacy as a Holocaust survivor, teacher, and international voice of conscience. At this time of rising antisemitism, racism, and targeted group violence, a reminder of his commitment to human rights is both timely and necessary.  Jon Meacham, the Cathedral’s Canon historian, hosts leaders from multiple generations for a discussion on Elie Wiesel and efforts to continue his legacy.

Special remarks:

The Honorable Madeleine Albright, 64th Secretary of State (1997-2001) and Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Ms. Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Very Rev. Randolph M. Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral

Mr. Elisha Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Mrs. Marion Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, Former Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, President Emeritus, CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Jewish Theologian and Activist


Featured conversation:

Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Director, Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College

Mr. Jon Meacham (moderator), Canon Historian, Washington National Cathedral and celebrated historian

Ms. Wai Wai Nu, witness to the genocide in Burma and founder of the Women's Peace Network

Rabbi David Saperstein, former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom (2015-2017)


This event is available online and in-person. Free registration is requested.

Download the program leaflet

  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm