United States Department of State – Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues

The office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues (SEHI), established in 1999, develops and implements U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, secure compensation for Nazi-era wrongs, and ensure that the Holocaust is remembered and commemorated appropriately. Senior U.S. Foreign Service officer Ellen Germain assumed duties as the Special Envoy on August 23, 2021.

The Special Envoy’s office supports the U.S. government’s interest in rule of law, democracy, pluralism, and human rights. It works to provide a measure of justice to Holocaust victims and their families and supports efforts to ensure that future generations will remember and commemorate the Holocaust in a historically accurate manner. Follow SEHI on Twitter at @StateSEHI.