Dr. Robert Ventresca panelist at US Holocaust Memorial Museum Tribute Dinner
May 5, 2016
King's Professor of History, Dr. Robert Ventresca, was honoured to be a panelist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as part of their Annual Tribute Dinner for 1000 guests, on May 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The annual tribute dinner is part of the national commemoration of the Holocaust. The three-day event is capped off by the Days of Remembrance Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building, which Dr. Ventresca will also attend.
Dr. Ventresca was one of three panelists prior to the awarding of the Elie Wiesel award to famed civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Dr. Ventresca spoke as a Catholic scholar in the context of a Catholic university addressing issues related to religious involvement in and responses to the Holocaust.