Jan. 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Congresswoman Grace Meng introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives today to commemorate 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
The resolution — introduced by Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY), along with Meng — honors the 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis, as well as the millions of other minorities who were executed too.
The resolution, Meng says, reaffirms the country’s commitment to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the spate of recent attacks.
“Nearly 75 years ago, Allied troops liberated Auschwitz and saw with their own eyes the Nazi regime’s evil and barbaric persecution of Jews and other minorities,” Rep. Meng said. “Since then, the United States has resolved to teach future generations about the Holocaust, and why anti-Semitism and bigotry must be fought whenever and wherever these acts of hate occur.”
There are more than 80,000 Holocaust survivors still living in the U.S. and over a third live below the poverty line, according to The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
“We must do all that we can in order to ensure that the adage ‘never again’ is realized,” Meng said. “That is why I am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution that reaffirms our shared commitment to these goals. We stand together, united in our resolve to combat the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world.”