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Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 20th, 2012 | 2:49 pm

Yesterday in a speech for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta praised the work of the Monuments Men, and described Col. Seymour Pomrenze as a “hero.” Col. Pomrenze, who passed away last year, was the first Director of the Offenbach Archival Depot. He was instrumental in the restitution of thousands of looted archives. I agree with Secretary Panetta: Col. Seymour Pomrenze was a hero, as were all of the Monuments Men!

(The Monuments Men Foundation received the National Humanities Medal in 2007.
Col. Seymour Pomrenze is 3rd from the right)

To learn more about Col. Seymour Pomrenze, please visit his bio:
http://www.monumentsmen.com/bio.php?id=238
Read the full text of the Defense Secretary’s speech here:

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