This particular copy is from the personal library of the late Mark Talisman (b.1941 - d.2019) who, famous for representing Jewish organizations in dealings with Congress and the executive branch, served on the presidential commission in the late 1970s that ultimately led to the creation of the National Holocaust Museum. After Congress mandated creation of the museum, Talisman was appointed by President Carter to serve as Vice Chairman of Museum Memorial Council from 1980-1986 alongside Eli Wiesel, the Chairman of the Council. Together, Talisman and Wiesel led the successful drive to establish the Holocaust Memorial Museum.