New USCIRF Commissioner Appointed; Child of Holocaust Surviviors
On May 1, former House of Representatives member Sam Gejdenson was appointed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to a vacancy on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. (USCIRF press release.) Gejdenson is the child of Holocaust survivors, having been born in 1948 in a U.S. displaced persons camp in Eschwege, Germany. While serving in Congress, Gejeenson co-authored the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.