(October 5, 2020 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention on Friday to appoint two individuals to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.
Real estate executive Loren Flaum and South Carolina Ports Authority chairman Bill Stern were named to the council, the governing body of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Stern is also the South Carolina finance chair for U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
Flaum’s father, David, served on the 68-member Holocaust Memorial Council since 2019. He died in August at the age of 67. Active in Republican politics and involved in Trump’s re-election campaign, he also served as national chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
“I am beyond humbled and honored to serve our country on the Holocaust Memorial Council,” Loren Flaum, 37, told JNS. “As a third-generation Holocaust survivor, it is essential that we continue to educate the next generations so that we never forget.”
Stern did not respond to a request for comment.
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