Story of Diplomacy
From Holocaust Survivor to Ambassador: The Story of Robert G. Neumann
January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other lives lost.…
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, NMAD was joined by Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain and NMAD’s Collections Manager Eric Duyck for Diplomacy Classroom.
Germain discussed U.S. foreign policy and the Holocaust as a universal lesson. She also framed this tragedy as a motivator for some to make a career in public service.
Duyck introduced one of the museum’s artifacts and the story of Robert Neumann – a Holocaust survivor and future U.S. ambassador. The program launched a series on the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issue’s social media channels featuring current U.S. diplomats like U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who are descendants or family members of Holocaust survivors.