Appointment of Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat as Special Advisor on Holocaust issues
Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State issued the following statement:
Secretary Blinken has appointed Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat as his special adviser on Holocaust issues. He is a former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade and Ambassador to the European Union, and currently works for the law firm Covington & Burling. Ambassador Eizenstat held the same advisory post to Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry. He served as an expert advisor on Holocaust issues during the Trump administration.
Ambassador Eizenstat brings with him extensive experience in resolving Holocaust claims and related disputes. As the President’s Special Representative and Secretary of State on Holocaust-related issues during President Clinton’s administration, he negotiated historic agreements with the Swiss, Germans, Austrians, French and others. relating to the restitution of property, payment of compensation to slaves and forced labor, recovery of works of art and looted bank accounts and payment of insurance policies.
In the Carter administration, Ambassador Eizenstat was the White House’s chief domestic policy adviser. His recommendation to President Carter to create the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust headed by Elie Wiesel led directly to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, of which he is recognized as one of the main founders.
As Special Advisor to the Secretary, Ambassador Eizenstat’s main task will be to offer political advice on contemporary issues related to the Holocaust. He will do so in close coordination with the State Department’s Special Envoy for Holocaust Questions, Ellen Germain, at the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs and with the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes at the Office of the United Nations. Jural advisor.