WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 AT 7 P.M.

AUTHOR MARILYN HENRY TO DISCUSS

CONFRONTING THE PERPETRATORS:

A HISTORY OF THE CLAIMS CONFERENCE

at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

NEW YORK, NY – In 1951, Israel and an ad hoc consortium of Jewish organizations, known as the Claims Conference, negotiated with West Germany for “moral and material amends” for Nazi-era damages. Nearly 60 years later the Claims Conference has won compensation for hundreds of thousands of Nazi victims and established enduring legal and moral principles for redress for victims of human rights abuses. Marilyn Henry will discuss her comprehensive book, Confronting the Perpetrators: A History of the Claims Conference (Vallentine Mitchell, 2007), on March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Marilyn Henry is a contributing editor at ARTnews Magazine, prior to that she reported for the Jerusalem Post from Israel, New York, and Europe. She is a recognized authority on the recovery of properties confiscated in Europe during the Nazi and Communist eras. Her work also has appeared in the Washington Post, Die Welt and other media outlets.

Tickets to this event are $5, free for members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling 646-437-4202.