The Simon Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Posted by:  | Monday, June 28, 2021

November 6, 2019: Founder and Chair of the Samerian Foundation Inc., Cindy Simon Skjodt attended the Screening of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us is a documentary film that traces the journey of Mansour Omari, a survivor of torture and imprisonment in Syria. As Omari seeks to rebuild his life in exile and visits sites in Germany that memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, he reflects on how to bring attention to the brutal regime he escaped—and counter extremist ideology in the future. To connect people with the crisis in Syria, Omari worked with the Museum to create an exhibition about the individuals he knew in prison. 82 Names is a powerful story of how one man risked his life to document atrocity crimes and bring that evidence to the world.

Please click here to learn more about this film and Mansour Omari’s story: 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us