Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
March 5, 2008
HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING ON THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS
(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), will hold a hearing on “The Museum of the History of Polish Jews” on Thursday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m., in room B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
During the hearing, the witnesses will address the vision that led to the decision to establish the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, its mission, and what it means for Poland – a country that was once home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world.
Testifying before the Commission will be:
Sigmund Rolat, Chairman of the Board of Directors, North American Council, Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Polish-born survivor of the Holocaust
Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, Undersecretary of State, Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Ewa Wierzycka, Deputy Director, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw
WHAT: Helsinki Commission Hearing on the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
WHEN: Thursday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.
Media Contact: Lale Mamaux
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