[From John P. Becker, Office of Holocaust Issues (EUR/OHI)
Department of State, Washington, DC 20520
Tel: 202-647-1951; Fax: 202-647-1960
email: beckerjp@state.gov (ATSG. LLC – Contractor)]

The Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues at the Department of State is seeking
information from interested individuals or organizations regarding the planned
conference on Holocaust Era Assets taking place in Prague, June 26 – 30, 2009.

The Government of the Czech Republic will host this conference, which will
address certain unresolved Holocaust asset issues, including Looted Art and
Immovable Property. The U.S. Government, through the State Department, will
participate in this international conference.

In preparation for the Conference, the State Department will host meetings that
will take place in its main building (Harry S. Truman Building) on March 2, 2009.

There will be Working Groups in Prague that will each consider the issues of
“looted art” and “immovable property.” Those who wish to provide information
to the State Department regarding those issues are invited to register and attend
one or both of the following two-hour sessions:

— March 2 at 9:45 AM: Preparation for Looted Art Working Group

— March 2 at 1:45 PM: Preparation for Immovable Property
Working Group

If you wish to attend either event, you must register separately for each and as
soon as possible.

There are space limitations.


To register, send an email no later than February 26 to Ms. Jones-Johnson
(Jones-JohnsonCD@state.gov) with the following information:

Full Name:

Date of Birth:

Driver’s License Number, including State of Issuance, or
Alternate Government-Issued Picture ID:
Organization which you represent, and its Address, & Phone

Home Address (only if attending as an individual):

Name of Event which you wish to attend:

Those who are registered and plan to attend are urged to arrive at the
Department at least 15 minutes before the starting time for each event to
allow time for security screening.

Upon arrival, you will need to show valid government-issued identification:
for example, a U.S. state driver’s license or a passport.

The official address of the State Department is 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC.
However, you must use the “23rd Street Entrance” on the West Side of the State
Department’s Harry S. Truman Building, located on 23rd Street between C Street
and D Street NW, Washington, DC.

Written comments may also be provided to the same email address for
Ms. Jones-Johnson cited above.

Ambassador J. Christian Kennedy
Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues
Department of State