Holocaust Memorial Museum visit
On 30 January 2016, 80 “plebes” took part in West Point’s annual Lorraine Beitler Annual Holocaust Memorial Museum, a one-day specially tailored visit to the USHMM and meet with survivors. This was the 22nd annual visit, meaning that well over 1200 cadets have benefited from this program, endowed by the Beitler Family Foundation.
Photo credit: Carl Cox, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
For the 22nd year, West Point cadets enjoyed a fantastic visit to Washington, DC, complete with an intensive day of exhibition tours, discussions, and meetings with survivors. It is with great sorrow, however, West Point offers its condolences to the Beitler family. Mr. Martin Beitler, who along with his wife Dr. Lorraine Beitler conceived of and sponsored this program, passed away in early April. His impact on cadet development cannot be overstated, and he will be sorely missed.