Letter from Patricia Derian to José Moskovits

2 typed pages displayed side by side on a black background. The black text is on cream colored paper. The letterhead is from the U.S. Department of State.

Patricia M. Derian (American, 1929-2016). Letter to José Moskovits. September 7, 1977. Washington, DC.
José Moskovits Antisemitism Collection, Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

Patricia Derian’s letter was written in response to a survey created by José Moskovits, the President of the Argentine Association of Jewish Survivors of Nazi Persecution. Moskovits sent the survey to over 5,000 influential figures around the world in an attempt to gather their ideas about antisemitism. Derian responded to the survey while she was serving as the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. Prior to that role, she had championed civil rights and fought against racism in Mississippi. Her response and more than 900 others are held in the Price Library of Judaica.