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Media Advisory

Date: April 3, 2012

Contact: CGA Public Affairs

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U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues to speak at CGA

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The United States' Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues is scheduled to speak during a Seder Dinner Wednesday at 7 p.m. in commemoration of Passover at the Officer's Club on the campus the U.S. Coast Guard Academy here.

Douglas Davidson is scheduled to speak with cadets and guests during the event, which is hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Jewish Club.

Davidson has travelled the world as the face and voice of the American people for issues related to the Holocaust. A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Davidson became Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues in April 2010. He is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. policy pertaining to the return of Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, compensation for wrongs committed during the Holocaust and Holocaust remembrance.

This event is not open to the public, but the media is invited to attend.

Davidson will be available for interviews about his office and what the U.S. does in relation to issues related to the Holocaust. For more information about the Office of Holocaust Issues, please chick here.

For a biography of Mr. Davidson, please click here.

Any media interested in attending should contact professor Robin Holzhauer, diplomatic faculty advisor at


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