U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Visiting Estonia

Wednesday, June 5

U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Tom Yazdgerdi will visit Estonia June 6-8 to meet with representatives of the Estonian Jewish community and government officials, as well as to visit Holocaust memorials and sites of significance to the Jewish community.

The United States is committed to the post-Holocaust imperative: Never Again.  As President Donald Trump has stated, “We have a responsibility to convey the lessons from the Holocaust to future generations,” and “a moral obligation… to confront hate and prevent genocide.”  Our country will continue to work with other countries and partners around the globe to stand up for human rights and combat anti-Semitism in all its forms.

The Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues was established in 1999 to develop and implement U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, to secure compensation for Nazi-era wrongdoing, and to ensure that the Holocaust is remembered and commemorated appropriately.

The Special Envoy was in Europe to take part in the plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in Luxembourg.  Both the United States and Estonia are members of the IHRA.