Michael Chertoff will head the U.S. delegation to the 65th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The Homeland Security secretary was among five members named by President Bush for the April 15 rite announced Tuesday.
Joining Chertoff are Victor Ashe, the U.S. ambassador to Poland; Phyllis Heideman, a lawyer and a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council who is also active in B’nai B’rith International and the Republican Jewish Coalition; David Mitzner, a Warsaw-born developer who is a major donor to Holocaust remembrance causes; and Bill Lowenberg, a San Francisco-based Holocaust survivor also active with the RJC and in Holocaust remembrance.
The commemoration will mark the largest incident of armed Jewish resistance to the Nazi death machine.