Title

The Schneerson Collection and Historical Justice

Wednesday, April 06, 2005
2:30pm
216 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC
United States
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Sam Brownback
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Christopher H. Smith
Title Text: 
Co-Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin
Title Text: 
Ranking Member
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Alcee L. Hastings
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Amb. Edward B. O’Donnell, Jr.
Title: 
Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues
Body: 
Department of State
Name: 
Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin
Title: 
Director, Chabad-Lubavitch
Body: 
Senior Executive Member of Agudas, Chasidei Chabad-Lubavitch
Name: 
Rabbi Joseph Wineberg
Title: 
Noted Author on Judaism
Body: 
Senior Member, Chabad-Lubavitch
Name: 
Leon Fuerth
Title: 
Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University
Body: 
Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Albert Gore
Name: 
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky
Title: 
Former Assistant Chief-of-Staff
Body: 
Lubavitcher Rebbe
Name: 
Marshall B. Grossman
Title: 
Esq., Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP
Body: 
Attorney for Agudas Chasidei Chabad-Lubavitch
Name: 
Rabbi Isaac Kogan
Title: 
Rabbi
Body: 
Agudas Chasidei Chabad, headquarters of the former Soviet Union
Name: 
Jon Voight
Title: 
Academy Award-winning actor
Body: 
Human rights advocate

This hearing examined Russia’s failure to return the Schneerson Agudas Chabad collection of books to the Chabad community for 90 years, for study and use in preservation for the community. Consensus among the members of Congress and witnesses of the hearing was that the time has come for Russia to return these books to their rightful owners. The Chabad-Lubavitch movement has worked tirelessly toward this goal. 

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