The Supervisory Board is the auditing body of the Institute. At the present time it consists of three members who represent the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.
Current Supervisory Board members:
Tomáš Kraus (1954) graduated from the Charles University in Prague, holds a doctoral degree in law. Secretary of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic. Held leading positions in the Partnership of Christians and Jews, B´nai B´rith and the Czech Council for Victims of Nazism. Advisor to Executive Council of the European Council of Jewish Communities. Served as Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress and of the World Jewish Congress. Teaches Jewish and Holocaust studies.
Tomáš Kryl (1969) graduated from the School of Economics in Prague, holds a doctoral degree in international relations. Since 1993 has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Co-founded the Report on the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic. Representative of the Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic in the National Experts Group on Archives of the EU-Member States and EU-Institutions and Organs. Since 2007 Director General of the Logistics Section of the ministry.
Jaroslav Niklas (1941) studied Law at the Charles University in Prague and obtained his PhD focusing on Legal Aspects of Removing Environmental Damage. Till 1990 he was employed at the Ministry of Culture in Cultural Sphere. From 1991 he worked at the Foundation for National Heritage of the Czech Republic as a lawyer. Since 2006 he has been at the Ministry of Finance in the Department of State for Realization of Privatized Assets in the Department of Environmental Damages. For the Ministry of Finance he heads the agenda and coordinates co-operation of chosen foundations in a framework of Ministry of Finance as assigner of contributions of the Endowment Investment Fund (NIF) to the particular subjects. He works together with the Foundation of the Victims of Holocaust (NFOH) from its start, he works in the Supervisory Board of NFOH.
Douglas Davidson (1951) – holds a B.A. from Lawrence University and an M.A. from Brown University, both in Classics. From late 1989 until early 1993 he was an Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the White House. From 2000 to 2001 he was a member of the Senior Seminar, the State Department’s executive leadership and management training program. From 2001 to 2004, Davidson was Deputy U.S. Representative to the OSCE in Vienna. In that capacity he participated in a number of multilateral negotiations, including those that led to the first OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism in 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Davidson was Head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. His other overseas diplomatic assignments have included Kosovo (also on detail to the OSCE) in the immediate aftermath of its most recent conflict; Zagreb and Belgrade from the end of the war in former Yugoslavia to the eve of the NATO bombing campaign against Serbia; and Peshawar in the early nineteen-eighties during the Soviet-Afghan war. He became Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues in April 2010. He is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. policy pertaining to the return of Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, compensation for wrongs committed during the Holocaust, and Holocaust remembrance.