Officials of the U.S. embassy met with the religious affairs department of the ministry of internal affairs, nongovernmental organizations, and a wide range of religious leaders. The ambassador and embassy officers continued to engage with government officials and members of civil society and religious groups to promote dialogue and education on the Holocaust and on issues affecting religious freedom.
The U.S. government funded the participation of two history and civics teachers in a summer teacher training program at a university in the United States to foster Holocaust education. These teachers incorporated the training into the Holocaust education program already in the curriculum.
In September, the Department’s Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues met with representatives from education and research organizations, the ministry of culture, the ministry of foreign affairs, as well as representatives from NGOs, civil society, and students to promote Holocaust education and remembrance.
The U.S. government sponsored an exhibition of photos and letters, “Letters to Sala,” a traveling exhibition based on the Sala Garncarz Kirchner Collection in the Dorot Jewish Division of the New York Public Library, at the Museum of Occupations in the capital.