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In Memoriam: Jack Kemp (1935-2009)

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum notes with sadness the death of Jack Kemp, who passed away on Saturday, May 2, after a battle with cancer.

A longtime Member of Congress and former vice presidential candidate, more recently Jack Kemp was a committed member of the Genocide Prevention Task Force, which was jointly convened by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the United States Institute of Peace. The Task Force released its report "Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers" last December, and Secretary Kemp's important contributions to that initiative will be a lasting legacy.