The Bergson Group and America’s Response to the Final Solution

The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies
June 2, 2011

Dear Pamela, Andrew, and Val,

I am very pleased to tell you the good news that Yad Vashem, Israel’s central Holocaust authority, has agreed to co-host (along with the Wyman Institute) a conference on the Bergson Group, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, on July 17. The official invitation is attached.

While this is not a complete fulfillment of our goal to have the Bergson Group acknowledged in Yad Vashem’s permanent museum exhibit, it is a very significant step forward. Moreover, July 17 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding the Bergson Group, so our conference will be a particularly noteworthy event.

You can be sure that Congressman Somers will be mentioned prominently at the conference (especially in Prof. Penkower’s lecture about the Jewish army campaign).

Thank you again for all your help in promoting this cause and helping to persuade Yad Vashem to agree to this landmark event.

with all best wishes,

Rafael Medoff