Charge d’Affaires Meets Visiting Delegation from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

On January 24 in Warsaw, Charge d’Affaires B. Bix Aliu was the guest of honor at a dinner with a delegation from the Washington, DC-based U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The group of guests included, among others, USHMM Director Sara Bloomfield, USHMM’s Director of Programs Sarah Ogilvie, and Holocaust survivor and former Auschwitz-Birkenau internee Irene Weiss.  During their visit to Poland, the delegation attended the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27.  They also visited Holocaust memorial sites in Treblinka and Bełżec, as well as the Museum of Poles Saving Jews in Markowa and other historical sites and museums around Poland.  In addition, the delegation met with Polish partners of the USHMM who help the Washington-based museum to preserve, archive and share original source materials that objectively document the facts of the Holocaust.  In his remarks welcoming the group to Poland, the Charge d’Affaires spoke about the U.S. diplomatic mission in Poland’s programs that promote dialogue, understanding, and education regarding the Holocaust, as well as programs that help to raise awareness about Poland’s rich Jewish heritage.  He also highlighted the Embassy’s efforts to look for new, innovative vehicles which support constructive dialogue on sensitive issues related to the Holocaust.