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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Rep. Schneider Appointed to United States Holocaust Memorial Council

March 14, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced his appointment to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

“I am honored to be selected to join the United States Holocaust Memorial Council,” said Rep. Schneider. “Preserving the memory of the six million Jews and so many others lost in the Holocaust, and advancing understanding of the Holocaust and its historical context are vitally important tasks, perhaps never more important than at this historic moment. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Council to support the Museum’s critical work ensuring we never forget, seeking to always prevent the horrors of genocide, and always recognizing the inherent dignity of all people.”

Five members of the House of Representatives serve on the Council, which also includes 55 members appointed by the President, five members of the Senate, and three ex-officio members from the Departments of State, Education, and the Interior. Rep. Schneider joins Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), and David Kustoff (TN-08).

Established in 1980 by Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council serves as the governing board of trustees for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a living memorial to the Holocaust that works to inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.