Rev. John Pawlikowski, OSM, to Receive Legacy Award at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of United States Holocaust Museum


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October 15, 2018


CHICAGO — Monday, October 15, 2018. Rev. John Pawlikowski, OSM, will be awarded a Legacy Award from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) today at a luncheon where more than 2,300 people will gather in Downtown Chicago to commemorate 25 years since the Museum’s opening.

A Servite priest, Fr. Pawlikowski is a professor of social ethics and co-founder of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union and a leading figure in the Christian-Jewish dialogue. President Rev. Mark Francis, CSV, remarked that, “The witness of Fr. Pawlikowski in improving Catholic-Jewish relations has long been an inspiration for us at CTU.”


Fr. Pawlikowski is a founding member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and until 2012 was the chair of its Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust. Fr. Pawlikowski is being honored for his commitment to the Museum and to the cause of Holocaust remembrance.

Along with Fr. Pawlikowski, the USHMM will honor Professor Peter Hayes of Northwestern University.

The luncheon’s featured speaker is Benjamin Ferencz, who at age 98 is the sole-surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials.

Fr. Pawlikowski will also be a featured guest on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight this evening to discuss his commitment to Holocaust memory and education.



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