H.Con.Res.162 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum in Poland should release seven paintings by Auschwitz survivor Dina Babbitt made while she was imprisoned there, and that the governments of the United States and Poland should facilitate the return of Dina Babbitt's artwork to her.106th Congress (1999-2000)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] (Introduced 07/22/1999)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||07/22/1999 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.162 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Recognizes the moral right of Dina Babbitt to obtain the artwork she created and recognizes her courage in the face of the evils perpetrated by the Nazi command of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, including the atrocities committed by Dr. Josef Mengele.
Introduced in House (07/22/1999)
Urges: (1) the President to make all efforts necessary to retrieve and return to her the seven watercolor portraits she painted while suffering a year and a half long internment at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp; (2) the State Department to make diplomatic efforts to facilitate the transfer of such watercolors from the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum to her; (3) the Government of Poland to facilitate the return of such artwork from the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum to her; and (4) the officials of the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum to transfer those paintings to her expeditiously.