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[Congressional Bills 104th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 171 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 171

 Condemning the proposed relocation to the site of the Jasenovac death 
   camp in Croatia of the remains of individuals who were not killed 
     there, including soldiers of the Croatian Ustashe regime who 
   participated during the Holocaust in the mass murder of Jews and 
                                others.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 2, 1996

 Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island (for himself, Mr. Yates, Mr. Lantos, Mr. 
    Regula, and Mr. LaTourette) submitted the following concurrent 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International 
                               Relations

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
 Condemning the proposed relocation to the site of the Jasenovac death 
   camp in Croatia of the remains of individuals who were not killed 
     there, including soldiers of the Croatian Ustashe regime who 
   participated during the Holocaust in the mass murder of Jews and 
                                others.

Whereas the President of Croatia, Franjo Tudjman, has announced plans to 
        relocate to the site of the Jasenovac death camp in Croatia the remains 
        of individuals who were not killed there, including soldiers of the 
        Croatian Ustashe regime;
Whereas soldiers of that regime, which was in alliance with Nazi Germany, 
        participated in the murders of hundreds of thousands of Jews, Serbs, and 
        Gypsies, including individuals whose remains are now part of the soil of 
        the Jasenovac camp;
Whereas these murders constituted part of the Holocaust that was carried out in 
        Europe by Nazi Germany and its allies, a horrendous chapter in history 
        in which 6,000,000 Jews, as well as millions of others, were killed 
        solely because of their ethnic identities;
Whereas memorialization of this tragedy and accurate knowledge of its history 
        are necessary in order to avert future such occurrences;
Whereas the United States Government has recognized the importance of preserving 
        such memory and history by establishing its own United States Holocaust 
        Memorial Museum; and
Whereas the plans proposed by President Tudjman, if carried out, would confuse 
        history and desecrate the memory of the victims killed in the Holocaust: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Congress--
            (1) condemns the proposed relocation to the site of the 
        Jasenovac death camp in Croatia of the remains of individuals 
        who were not killed there, including soldiers of the Croatian 
        Ustashe regime who participated during the Holocaust in the 
        mass murder of Jews and others;
            (2) deplores this proposed relocation as an attempt to 
        distort the history of the Holocaust and to desecrate the 
        memory of its victims;
            (3) calls on the Secretary of State to condemn strongly 
        this proposed relocation and to demand that President Tudjman 
        disavow it;
            (4) calls on the Secretary of State, in conjunction with 
        our allies, to express unified opposition to this proposed 
        relocation and to demand its disavowal; and
            (5) calls on the Chairman of the United States Holocaust 
        Memorial Council--
                    (A) to study this proposed relocation;
                    (B) to educate the public about the dangers of 
                denial and revisionism relating to the Holocaust; and
                    (C) to report to the Congress on the activities 
                described in subparagraphs (A) and (B).
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