Kara Driscoll, Holocaust & Humanity Center, (513) 638-0508, [email protected]
The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel will host award-winning journalist and author Howard Reich during an event this week hosted at the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.
The ACC Member Association Celebration will take place at Union Terminal on Thursday, October 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Howard Reich will discuss his new book, The Art of Inventing Hope, which offers an unprecedented, in-depth conversation between the world’s most revered Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel.
During the last four years of Wiesel’s life, he met frequently with Reich – the son of Holocaust survivors – in New York, Chicago and Florida. Reich’s father, Robert Reich, and Wiesel were both liberated from the Buchenwald death camp on April 11, 1945.
What had started as an interview assignment from the Chicago Tribune quickly evolved into a friendship and a partnership. Reich and Wiesel believed their colloquy represented a unique exchange between two generations deeply affected by a cataclysmic event. Wiesel said to Reich, “I’ve never done anything like this before,” and after reading the final book, asked him not to change a word.
Howard has received two honorary doctorate degrees; an Emmy Award; a Public Advocacy Award from the International Society for Traumatic Studies; two Deems Taylor Awards from ASCAP; the Bravo Award from Dominican University; an Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University’s Alumni Association; an Anne Keegan Award and eight Peter Lisagor Awards from the Society for Professional Journalists; four Jones-Beck Awards from the Chicago Tribune; the Chicago Journalist of the Year Award and three Sarah Brown Boyden Awards from the Chicago Journalists Association; and an Award of Excellence from the Chicago Association of Black Journalists, among others.
WHEN: Thursday, October 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave, Suite 2101, Cincinnati, OH 45203
NOTE: This event is not open to the public. Media is invited.
Media is invited to attend the event and tour the museum at Union Terminal. Interviews with museum leadership and Howard Reich will be made available upon request. RSVP required to Communications Manager Kara Driscoll at 513-638-0508. Masks are required at Union Terminal. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at the museum.
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ABOUT THE NANCY & HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER
The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative programs and partnerships.