President Obama today announced the appointment of NBCUniversal’s International Television Production EVP Deborah A. Oppenheimer as a member to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. She created and produced the critically-acclaimed documentary, Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport which she won an Academy Award in 2000. She co-authored the film’s companion book and oversaw the writing of the teachers’ Study Guide. She has judged documentaries for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and the Producers Guild of America. In addition, Ms. Oppenheimer has volunteered in various capacities with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Hollygrove Orphans Home Society, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Oppenheimer is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors.
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