H.Res. 1044: Commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration and extermination camp, honoring the victims of the Holocaust, and expressing commitment to strengthen the fight against bigotry and intolerance

H.Res. 1044

Commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration and extermination camp, honoring the victims of the Holocaust, and expressing commitment to strengthen the fight against bigotry and intolerance

Date
February 3, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1044 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on January 27, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1044 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Commemorates the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz;
• "Honors the victims of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration and extermination camps, and all those who perished at the hands of the Nazis;
• "Expresses gratitude to the Allied soldiers, underground fighters, and all those whose efforts helped defeat the Nazi regime and liberate Auschwitz and other concentration and extermination camps during World War II;
• "Reaffirms its commitment to enhance Holocaust education at home and abroad and to ensure that what happened in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration and extermination camps is never allowed to happen again; and
• "Urges all countries to enhance their efforts to combat bigotry, racism, intolerance, and anti-Semitism."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, on January 27, 1945, Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration and extermination camp, was liberated by the Allied Forces.