Bipartisan group of lawmakers invites colleagues to tour DC's Holocaust museum

Bipartisan group of lawmakers invites colleagues to tour DC's Holocaust museum

A bipartisan group of lawmakers invited colleagues to an after-hours tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s permanent exhibition next week. 

Members of Congress were invited to the July 16 tour in a "Dear Colleague" letter signed by Reps. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerCentrist House group offers bipartisan COVID-19 relief deal Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers introduce resolution condemning QAnon | US Cyber Command leader vows to 'defend forward' in protecting nation from cyberattacks House Democrats request briefing on seizure of terrorist cryptocurrency assets MORE (D-N.J.), Ted DeutchTheodore (Ted) Eliot DeutchShakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' Florida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid MORE (D-Fla.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaVirginians wait up to four hours to cast early voting ballots US Chamber of Commerce set to endorse 23 House freshman Democrats House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate MORE (D-Va.), Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program 2020 Global Tiger Day comes with good news, but Congress still has work to do MORE (R-Pa.), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (D-Nev.) and Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinDCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program Overnight Defense: House panel probes Pompeo's convention speech | UN council rejects US demand to restore Iran sanctions | Court rules against Pentagon policy slowing expedited citizenship The Hill's 12:30 Report: Republicans conduct in-person convention roll call MORE (R-N.Y.), according to a copy of the letter sent to The Hill. 

"Now, more than ever, it is important to rededicate ourselves to the work of remembering the Holocaust and learning the lessons of the attempt to eliminate European Jewry," the letter said.

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Lawmakers will tour the exhibit and then have a discussion with Museum experts. 

“The Holocaust Museum serves as a stark reminder that we must never allow this to ever happen again and that we must never relent in the fight against anti-Semitism," Zeldin told The Hill in a statement Thursday. "This tour is a part of our continued effort to share the stories of those we lost and those who survived so we may never forget what happens when this most extreme and destructive form of hate prevails and when too many people stay silent in the face of unconscionable evil. It is our duty as Members of Congress, and, most importantly, as Americans.”

The Holocaust museum aims to encourage people to "confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity" according to its website

The museum was in the news last month when it got dragged into discussions about comparisons between Nazi concentration camps and the Trump administration's migrant detention centers. It rejected such comparisons, though hundreds of historical scholars said they were justified.