US Embassy Warsaw
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2021
Travel of Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Cherrie Daniels to Poland
The Department of State’s Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Cherrie Daniels, will make her second official visit to Poland July 2-11.
Her first visit as Envoy was in January 2020, as part of the U.S. delegation to the Polish government-hosted commemoration marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration and death camp in Oswiecim. During that first visit, and with her office’s support, the United States Department of State announced an additional 2 million dollars to the Auschwitz Birkenau Foundation for the long-term maintenance of the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum, bringing the overall U.S. contribution to 17 million dollars.
The Special Envoy’s visit will focus on deepening U.S. cooperation with Poland on matters of mutual interest, both bilaterally and within the sphere of multilateral bodies on which the two countries sit, including the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA); the Board of Trustees of the German “Memory, Responsibility, and Future” Foundation, and the International Commission for the International Tracing Service, which oversees the Arolsen Archives.
Special Envoy Daniels will meet with Polish government officials, as well as with parliamentarians, academics, museum directors, and civil society representatives working on Holocaust education, remembrance, and research.