Published On: Mon, Jan 22nd, 2024

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 2024 South Florida Dinner Explores Impact of Long-Standing European Anti-Semitism on the Holocaust

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Lainie and Kenny Lipschutz and Susan and Bart Lewis to Serve as Co-Chairs

Boca Raton, FL – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is hosting its 2024 “What You Do Matters” South Florida Dinner on January 23, 2024. The annual Dinner is being held as we witness an alarming rise in antisemitism erupting on campuses, online, and streets worldwide. Defending the truth of the Holocaust and educating about its ongoing relevance for today has never been more important.

“During a time of surging antisemitism and in the wake of the deadliest attack on Jewish civilians since the Holocaust, it is more important than ever to educate people about the Holocaust’s ongoing relevance,” said Robert Tanen, director of the Museum’s southeast region. “The Holocaust did not begin with bullets and gas chambers, but with hateful words and deeds. The Holocaust shows what can happen when antisemitism is allowed to spread unchecked.”

Staunch supporters of the Museum Lainie and Kenny Lipschutz and Susan and Bart Lewis will serve as co-chairs of this year’s Dinner.

At the Dinner, experts will discuss the Museum’s work studying millions of newly accessible documents related to the Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII. Through the Museum’s Vatican Archives Initiative, future generations can better understand the role of long-standing antisemitism in how and why the Holocaust happened.

The Dinner will feature three guest speakers:

– Dr. David Kertzer, Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of The Pope at War: The Secret History of

Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler.

– Beatrice Muchman, who survived the Holocaust in hiding with help from Catholics in Ottignies, Belgium, will share more about her experience, the importance of individual responsibility, and the consequences of antisemitism.

– Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming, Director of International Academic Programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and leader of the Museum’s Vatican Archives Initiative, which delves deep into the archives of the Holy See from the Holocaust era and helps to bring the stories of this period to the public forelight.

The 2024 South Florida Dinner will be held on January 23 at 6 p.m., at Boca West Country Club. For more information, please contact: 561.388.6629 or

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A nonpartisan federal educational institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, dedicated to ensuring the permanence of Holocaust memory, understanding, and relevance. Through the power of Holocaust history, the Museum challenges leaders and individuals worldwide to think critically about their role in society and to confront antisemitism and other forms of hate, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. For more information, visit

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