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Iranian-Canadian Journalist Maziar Bahari Whose Imprisonment Was Chronicled In The Feature Film Rosewater To Receive U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --A The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will confer its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, on Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari at its National Tribute Dinner being held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, during the annual Days of Remembrance.
Iranian-Canadian Journalist Maziar Bahari Whose Imprisonment Was Chronicled In The Feature Film Rosewater To Receive U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Elie Wiesel Award
In his career as a journalist and filmmaker, Bahari has exhibited exceptional courage in bringing the truth of the Holocaust to Iran and throughout the Middle East, and has been a powerful voice against antisemitism. He is a fierce advocate for historical truth and securing the dignity and freedom of all people. "Nazi Germany and its collaborators attempted to erase Jewish life from Europe. Holocaust deniers seek to secure them a posthumous victory," said Museum Chairman Howard Lorber. "Maziar Bahari stands as a bulwark of truth against a government that officially denies this history, promotes antisemitism, and uses genocidal language against Israel. His commitment to uphold the truth in the face of determined opposition is remarkable and inspiring."Established in 2011, the award recognizes internationally prominent individuals whose actions have advanced the Museum's vision of a world where people confront hate, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Elie Wiesel, the Museum's founding chairman, was the first recipient of the award, which was subsequently renamed in his honor. Engraved on the award are words from Wiesel's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, "One person of integrity can make a difference."
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