A Holocaust survivor from Rockville who sat in the first lady’s box on an invite from the White House and a host of local leaders joined Maryland’s congressional delegation Tuesday night for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. During the president’s annual speech Biden called on congressional Republicans to “finish the job” and work with him to rebuild the economy while uniting the nation. Second gentleman Doug Emhoff invited Ruth Cohen, a survivor of the Holocaust who lives in Rockville, to join first lady Jill Biden in her viewing box. Cohen, who volunteers at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and was liberated from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945, met Emhoff and Vice President Kamala Harris last year in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
State of the Union guests included Anne Arundel crisis response director, Holocaust survivor from Rockville
February 8, 2023