RELEASE: Gottheimer Co-Hosts Bipartisan Tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Underscores the important lessons of the Holocaust amid skyrocketing antisemitism. We must never forget

May 02, 2024

Above: Gottheimer speaking to colleagues at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, Wednesday, May 1, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) co-hosted a bipartisan tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Gottheimer co-hosted the tour with Reps. David Kustoff (TN-8), Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4), Don Bacon (NE-2), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Dean Phillips (MN-3), and Max Miller (OH-7). 

The Representatives first discussed The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a fabricated text which has been used to spread hate and antisemitism for centuries. Afterwards, the members toured the museum, which documents the lead-up to the Holocaust, remembers the millions of lives lost in concentration camps, and highlights the need for all to speak up against antisemitism. Before the tour, Congressman Gottheimer discussed the relevance of remembering and learning about the Holocaust in the wake of Hamas’s October 7 terrorist attack on Israel, the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the end of the Holocaust.

“It was a true privilege to co-host my colleagues for a bipartisan tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), the only Jewish member of the New Jersey delegation. “Walking through these exhibits is a solemn reminder of the lives lost during the Holocaust and the devastation that antisemitism can reap. Now more than ever, we must work together to combat antisemitism — on college campuses and everywhere in the United States.” 

Gottheimer is committed to honoring the memory of the Holocaust and combating antisemitism through education. Last year, he cosponsored bipartisan legislation, the Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons (HEAL) Act, to conduct a study on Holocaust education efforts in public schools nationwide.

Below: Gottheimer and colleagues at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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