Menachem Z. Rosensaft, is General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law.
Born on May 1, 1948 in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen, the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, he has long been a leader in Holocaust remembrance activities. On September 22, 2010, President Obama appointed him to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He was previously a member of the Council for two terms, from 1994 to 2004, and served on its Executive Committee. In June 2009, he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Conference on Holocaust Era Restitution Issues in Prague. He is Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project, a joint publishing endeavor with Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, and Founding Chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. He is also a former National President of the Labor Zionist Alliance, and was President of the Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan from 2003 until 2008.
L6459: The Law of Genocide