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The 35,000 documents used to research The Transfer Agreement have been donated to the archive at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago, Illinois.

The Annual Commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)


SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 1998
3:30 p.m.

MEMORIAL SERVICE & PROGRAM
On this annual day of remembrance, we honor Edwin Black and Armin Mueller-Stahl, two remarkable individuals who have used their distinguished professions to further our understanding of the Holocaust.

Edwin Black, a native Chicagoan and son of Polish Holocaust survivors, is an award-winning writer and journalist. He is the author of The Transfer Agreement, The Untold Story of the Secret Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine, which won the 1984 Carl Sandburg Award for best non-fiction and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Black will relate his experiences in writing this best-selling historical account, and will also present his collection of research material for this project to Spertus Institute's Chicago Jewish Archives.

Armin Mueller-Stahl is an internationally renowned German actor whose films include Music Box (1989); Avalon (1990); Shine (1996), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor; and Conversations with a Beast (1996), a character study of Adolf Hitler, which he also wrote and directed. In recognition of his insightful portrayals of victims, perpetrators and witnesses of the Holocaust, Mr. Mueller-Stahl will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from Spertus. In accepting this degree, he will reflect on the personal experiences and perspectives that have impacted his life and work.