Ignorance about the Holocaust is fueling anti-Semitism. So I wrote the Never Again Education Act.
n the spring of 1945, as the war in Europe was drawing to a close, a US Army unit began the liberation of Buchenwald, one of Nazi Germany’s largest concentration camps. It was the first such camp American forces had encountered. They alerted the office of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, about what they had found.
The details of that report so shocked and alarmed Eisenhower that, even in the midst of his final push to win the war, he felt compelled to go and see the camp for himself. He described what he found in a cable...
Decades later, as part of a Congressional Delegation, I traveled to Auschwitz in the company of Holocaust survivors. To stand on those grounds and bear witnesses to the atrocities that had happened there was emotionally daunting, but a responsibility I felt compelled to fulfill.