PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) were honored by the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC) for their continued advocacy for Holocaust education and for supporting HAMEC’s mission to use the lessons of the Holocaust to teach about the terrible consequences of hatred and bigotry.

“I am honored to be recognized by the Holocaust Awareness Museum. The work the Museum does is critical to helping us learn about the atrocities committed during the Holocaust,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “We have a moral obligation to teach about and learn from the Holocaust so that it never happens again.”

“I am honored to receive this award from the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center,” said Congressman Boyle. “Expanding education about the Holocaust and genocide has been a priority for me throughout my entire elected career. That’s why I spearheaded legislation as a state legislator to ensure Holocaust lessons in all Pennsylvania schools. Now, as a Member of Congress, I have continued that mission. We must teach the next generation what happened in the Holocaust and we must never forget.”

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley. Each year museum programs provide students with Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, videos, and plays such as the Anne Frank Theater Project. The museum is dedicated to educating students about the consequences of intolerance and hate. In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed 373 programs and reached over 43,777 students and adults in the Greater Philadelphia area, across the United States, and internationally.