Congressman Tom Lantos has announced that he’ll be retiring because of illness. Lantos is the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to the US congress.
Lantos’ farewell should make us all a little more patriotic:
“It is only in the United States that a penniless survivor of the Holocaust and a fighter in the anti-Nazi underground could have received an education, raised a family, and had the privilege of serving the last three decades of his life as a member of Congress,” Lantos said in a statement. “I will never be able to express fully my profoundly felt gratitude to this great country.”