Posted on January 26, 2005
WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) co-sponsored a resolution commemorating the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp in Poland that passed the Senate unanimously today. "The liberation of Auschwitz by the Allies marked the end of a horrible chapter in human history," said Alexander upon passage. "The Holocaust is a tragedy we must never forget." On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz extermination camp in Poland was liberated by Allied Forces during World War II after almost five years of murder, rape, and torture. The resolution calls on Americans to remember the more than 1,000,000 innocent victims murdered at the Auschwitz extermination camp as part of the Holocaust. It also asks Americans to educate future generations about the dangers of intolerance in order to prevent similar injustices from happening again.