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House Proceeding 02-02-10 on Feb 2nd, 2010 :: 1:50:30 to 1:53:35
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Edward R. Royce

1:50:26 to 1:50:46( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: survivors of these ncentration camps and we should refer remember them forever. with that i -- and we should remember them forever. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the ntlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield -- sorry. the speaker pro tempore: go ahead. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, sir. i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. royce, the ranking member on

Edward R. Royce

1:50:30 to 1:53:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Edward R. Royce

1:50:47 to 1:51:08( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: the foreign affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and trade. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. royce: i thank the gentlelady for yielding and i rise in support of this resolution commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz. i'm an original could he sponsor

Edward R. Royce

1:51:09 to 1:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: of this bill but i'd like -- co-sponsor of this bill, but i'd like to thank the author of this resolution, ms. ros-lehtinen, and chairman berman as well, and for their leadership. mr. speaker, during world war ii my father was part of the allied forces who liberated da could

Edward R. Royce

1:51:30 to 1:51:51( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: you. it was a concentration camp of similar horrors to that of auschwitz, as mr. poe expressed. and when they took the camp, he took pictures to document the tragedy, to document the horror of what he witnessed.

Edward R. Royce

1:51:52 to 1:52:13( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: and he has used them he ever since, even to this day, in terms of lecturing to high school classes. mr. speaker, importantly we are marking this anniversary, we do so to remember the holocaust and its victims. inevitably the refrain, never again, comes to our lips.

Edward R. Royce

1:52:14 to 1:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: but unfortunately we know that this type of terror continues, maybe not on the magnitude that it occurred during the holocaust, but in the north korean police state, 200,000 are held in a system of political concentration camps which are modern day gulags, and the pictures of those imprisoned in north korea, malnourished with

Edward R. Royce

1:52:37 to 1:52:58( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: striped pajamas are, familiar with those of house saw those foms -- photographs either at do cao or auschwitz. many regimes who have no respect for their own, like north korea, are hostile also to us. high school students, my father's lectured about world war ii, often ask, why the world

Edward R. Royce

1:52:59 to 1:53:19( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: was so asleep to adolf hit areler's horrors -- hitler's horrors, of course the world was only slowly learning about the depth of what was occurring in camps like auschwitz. but with respect to today's tragedies, we don't have such an excuse. mr. speaker, onhe 65th anniversary of the liberation of

Edward R. Royce

1:53:20 to 1:53:37( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: auschwitz, all of us, congress and the administration, can resolve to do more in the cause of freedom, to do more to commit the united states to make certain that nothing like the holocaust ever occurs again and we can do more to remember the

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