Pelosi Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Poland and Israel for Commemoration of 75 Years Since Liberation of Auschwitz

January 20, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Poland and Israel to commemorate 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.  The delegation will travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where more than one million innocents were murdered, and take part in observances of the commemoration in Israel, including participating in the World Holocaust Forum’s commemoration ceremony at Yad Vashem.  The delegation will also meet with survivors of the Holocaust and with Israeli and European leaders.

“It is an honor to lead a distinguished bipartisan delegation to Poland and Israel to solemnly commemorate the horrors of the Shoah and to reaffirm America’s enduring commitment to our sacred pledge: Never Again,” said Speaker Pelosi.  “We must honor the memories of those murdered in this incomprehensible horror by maintaining constant vigilance against hatred and persecution today.  In the face of rising anti-Semitism and appalling acts of bigotry around the world, we must all renew our determination to defend human rights and human dignity.  May the lives of all lost in the Shoah continue to be a source of moral action to the world today.”

The Members of the Congressional Delegation are:

  • Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), House Committee on Appropriations
  • Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Committee on Foreign Affairs; House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), House Armed Services Committee; House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chair of Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Committee on Appropriations; House Committee on Oversight and Reform
  • Chairman Ted Deutch (D-FL), House Committee on Ethics; Chair of Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee, House Committee on Foreign Affairs; House Committee on the Judiciary
  • Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL), House Committee on Ways and Means; House Committee on Small Business