H.Res. 283: Honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig

H.Res. 283

Honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig

Sponsor
Rep. Gary C. Peters

Date
May 4, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 283 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  This legislation was introduced by Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) on March 24, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 283 resolves that the House of Representatives:

•  "Mourns the passing of Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig and pauses to remember the 6,000,000 Jews killed in the Holocaust and the more than 11,000,000 people murdered in World War II; and

•  "Honors the life and accomplishments of Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig as a scholar, teacher, rabbi, and Founder and Director of the Holocaust Memorial Center."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig, a Holocaust survivor, scholar, teacher, and founder of the Nation's first free-standing Holocaust Memorial Center, passed away on December 11, 2008. Rabbi Rosenzvieg was born on November 13, 1920, in Ostrovitz, Poland. He managed to escape his Nazi persecutors during the Holocaust and fled from Poland to the Soviet Union, and then to Kazakhstan, before immigrating to the United States, settling at first in New York City in 1947.

Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzvieg attended Yeshiva University in Manhattan and was ordained in 1951 as a rabbi, leader, and teacher in the Jewish community. In 1984 he established the Holocaust Memorial Center at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan.