On February 24, 2011, the Museum held a special event in honor of the life and legacy of the late U.S. Representative Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress. In his remarks, featured speaker Vice President Joseph Biden spoke about the United States' current approach to genocide prevention. He credited the Genocide Prevention Task Force--convened by the Museum with the U.S. Institute of Peace and The American Academy of Diplomacy--for making genocide prevention "an integral part of our national security apparatus."
Read the Vice President's complete remarks.
Learn about the Genocide Prevention Task Force.