WASHINGTON (Feb. 8)
The membership of President Carter’s Commission on the Holocaust has been completed with the appointment of five Senators by Vice President Walter Mondale. The five are Henry Jackson (D. Wash.), Claiborne Pell (D.R.I.), John Danforth (R.Mo.), Rudy Boschwitz (R. Minn.) and Richard Stone (D. Fla.). Five members of the House had previously been appointed by House Speaker Thomas O’Neill. (D. Mass.).
Last Nov. 8 Carter announced the appointment of 24 members of the Commission and named Elie Wiesel as chairman. At the same time, the President also named 27 other persons to the Commission to contribute their advice because of their scholarly expertise and community service.
The Commission was announced last May I by Carter at the White House reception in honor of Israel’s 30th anniversary and was formally established by Executive Order Nov. I. The purpose of the Commission is to make recommendations an establishing and funding an appropriate memorial to victims of the Holocaust and to recommend ways for the nation to commemorate April 28-29 as the “Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust.” The first meeting of the Commission will be held at the White House Feb. 15.