THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO APPOINT ROTH TO HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint John Roth to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Mr. Roth is professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, and was named the 1988 Carnegie Foundation National Professor of the Year. He has served as Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel, and has authored and edited 21 books, including Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy and Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust. He also chairs the California Council for the Humanities.
The council was established in 1979 to provide for the annual commemoration of the Days of Remembrance and to construct and operate a permanent living memorial museum to the victims of the Holocaust.
The museum was dedicated April 22, 1993.