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How Omar Sharif Jr. Is Continuing His Grandfather’s Legacy as an Actor and Activist for Social Justice

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Arab Spring. And now Sharif — who has Egyptian roots on his father’s side and Jewish Holocaust survivors on his mother’s — has taken the post of chief advancement officer at Holocaust Museum LA while continuing his acting career.

In his new part-time role, he will lead development and communications strategy for the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust museum in the U.S.

He’ll also be involved in a major campus expansion that will double the 60-year-old nonprofit institution’s existing footprint in Pan Pacific Park near The Grove shopping center.

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