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    http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law00/res00/res00140.htm R 140 2000-H 8119 Enacted 4/4/2000 H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N URGING THAT
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      http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law00/res00/res00140.htm

      R 140
      2000-H 8119
      Enacted 4/4/2000

      H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
      URGING THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT, THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND GERMAN
      INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX RESOLVE THE REMAINING ISSUE LEFT IN THE AFTERMATH
      OF WORLD WAR II, NAMELY A JUST EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE SETTLEMENT OF
      THE SLAVE LABOR/FORCED LABOR DISCUSSIONS IN BONN AND WASHINGTON
      Introduced By: Representatives Iwuc, Munschy, Shavers, Malik and
      Ginaitt
      Date Introduced: March 30, 2000
      WHEREAS, Poland was attacked by the German Army on September 1,
      1939; and
      WHEREAS, Poland was attacked by the Soviet Army on September 19,
      1939 and which joined forces with the German Army in celebration at
      Brest-Litovsk on the River Bug; and
      WHEREAS, Poland was the object of the secret protocols of the
      Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact as slated for the unprecedented state
      sponsored program of ethnic cleansing by the Nazi's and the Soviets;
      and
      WHEREAS, The Soviets deported nearly two million Poles to the Gulags
      and Siberia; and
      WHEREAS, The Germans forced nearly 2.4 million Polish citizens from
      their homes to the German Third Reich Complex of nearly 7000 camps;
      and
      WHEREAS, Chancellor Shroeder has acknowledged the failings of past
      settlements to provide equal compensation for all Polish citizens
      unlike the Russians who refuse to acknowledge any responsibility; and
      WHEREAS, There are citizens of the United States that survived the
      German and Soviet Programs of Ethnic Cleansing against the Polish
      Nation; and
      WHEREAS, President Clinton has named Deputy Secretary of the
      Treasury Stuart Eizsenstat as Chairman of the State Department
      Negotiating Team for resolving the issue of the German
      Accountability to the victims of the Nazi work programs; and
      WHEREAS, No Polish American representation was allowed at the
      current negotiations as a spokesman on behalf of Polish American
      survivors; and
      WHEREAS, By reason of not permitting Polish American representation,
      the State Department has full responsibility for the current state
      of negotiations; and
      RESOLVED, That Polish Americans' desire that the German Government
      bring closure to the living survivors of the Nazi atrocities; and be
      it further
      RESOLVED, That the German Government and the German Industrial
      Complex which profited immensely from the slave/forced labor program
      make certain that this final settlement shall establish both an
      industrial and a Bundestag approved Government fund; and be it
      further
      RESOLVED, That the German Government and German industry shall
      ensure that the industrial fund and the approved Bundestag fund
      combined or separately shall be comprehensive and sufficient in
      value to equally compensate all surviving victims of the Agrarian,
      Industrial, Municipal and Service slave/forced labor programs; and
      be it further
      RESOLVED, That the State Department and Deputy Secretary of the
      Treasury has a mandate from Polish American survivors to make this
      final agreement fair, equitable and all inclusive; and be it further
      RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby authorized
      and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to
      the President of the United States, the Presiding Officers of both
      branches of government, and to Stuart Eizenstat Undersecretary of
      the Treasury and Chairman of the State Department negotiating
      committee for Holocaust Victims.
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