US Rep. Deutch Statement on Cosponsoring Genocide Prevention Resolution

The U.S. should apply lessons from the Armenian Genocide to prevent future atrocities, the resolution states.

US Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, issued this statement after cosponsoring House Resolution 220 which recognizes the importance of drawing lessons from past genocides, like the Armenian Genocide, in order to prevent future atrocities:

“Over 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, it is our responsibility to continue to learn from this dark moment in history which caused unimaginable devastation and irreparable pain to the Armenian people. As we’ve learned from survivors of the Holocaust, keeping alive the memory of those lost and retelling the story of this genocide is essential in working to prevent history from repeating itself. Unfortunately, the recent genocide against the Yazidis by ISIS reminds us that we still have far to go.”

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