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Many agencies and officials of the Federal government have assisted the Commission. The Commission thanks current members of Congress who have consistently supported its efforts and recognizes the contribution of former Senator Alphonse D'Amato to its creation. The Commission thanks the National Archives for providing work space for our research staff and for the unflagging support of its staff, especially Michael Kurtz and Greg Bradsher. The Commission is grateful to Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera and Assistant Secretary P.T. Henry for their generosity in providing ample work space, computer equipment and other support at Ft. McNair for our staff. We also thank Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers, Attorney General Janet Reno and Director of the FBI Louis Freeh for detailing expert employees to the Commission. The Commission also recognizes the role of Robert G. Waite and William H. Kenety of the staff of the Office of Special Investigations, Department of Justice, in providing us with the results of their research on Jewish books and looted art.
The Commission appreciates the many individuals and organizations in the private sector whose efforts contributed to our work: United Airlines; the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, Inc.; Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.; the late Dan Dutko and Bill Simmons of the Dutko Group; Ron Birch and Birch, Horton, Bittner and Cherot; Joseph A. Rieser, Jr. and Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay; Ernst & Young; Abbe Lowell and O'Melveny & Meyers; Stephen E. Herbits and the Herbits Group; Stephen Tractenberg, President, The George Washington University; Sandra K. Stuart and Clark & Weinstock, Inc.; Professor Arthur Kirsch, The George Washington University; Professor James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University; Mr. Leonard Blondes; and Professor Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland. The Commission also thanks Professor Egon Mayer, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, for providing the staff with the results of his research on Kurt Becher. Finally, the Commission is grateful to Barbara S. Kraft for her careful reading of its manuscripts and her valuable editorial advice.
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