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2005-01-24—Cheney-Auschwitz commemoration

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Vice President and Mrs. Cheney
to participate in Auschwitz ceremony,  Jan. 24, 2005

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The White House announced Monday (Jan 24) that Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, will lead the American delegation that will participate on Thursday at ceremonies at Auschwitz, Poland, marking 60 years since the liberation of the nazi concentration camp.

The Cheneys also "will particiapte in an event honoring survivors of the Holocaust who are now American citizens, deliver remarks to an international forum and tour Auschwitz," the White House said.   

The White House also provided this list of delegation members who will be accompanying the Cheneys:

The Honorable Victor Ashe, U.S. Ambassador to Poland

Congressman Tom Lantos, Ranking Democrat on the House International Relations Committee and Holocaust Survivor

Mrs. Annette Tillemann Lantos, Holocaust Survivor

Mr. Feliks Bruks, President of the Polish Association of Former Political Prisoners and Holocaust Survivor

Ms. Deborah Lipstadt, Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Emory University

Mr. Fred Schwartz, Founder and President, Auschwitz Jewish Center

Mr. Elie Wiesel, Author and Founder of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Holocaust Survivor            —Donald H. Harrison