Ambassador Evans has been named to the U.S. delegation to the 75th commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2020. The delegation is led by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and includes Ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, and Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft to visit Auschwitz. This sacred ground bore witness to some of the greatest atrocities of our time. As we approach Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, it is important we never forget lest history repeat itself.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz. The year 2020 also commemorates two additional related anniversaries: the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration, under which the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research was established, known today as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance; and the 15th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Both events symbolically took place on January 27, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
U.S. participation in the ceremony is a testament to the importance of the event, which seeks to commemorate the memory of the Holocaust and pay tribute to the survivors. U.S. engagement in this arena reflects a commitment to the legacy of Holocaust survivors and to Jewish life throughout the world. The United States remains committed to the post-Holocaust imperative, “Never Again.”
Washington – Today, the Department of Treasury announced the U.S. delegation that will attend the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz in Poland on January 27, 2020, hosted by the Republic of Poland and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, will lead the delegation, which will include: