President Trump's Speech on Holocaust Memorial Day

(Washington Post) Dana Milbank - President Trump's speech in the Capitol Rotunda on April 25 for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Yom Hashoah remembrance ceremony was spot-on. Some highlights: "The survivors in this hall, through their testimony, fulfill the righteous duty to never forget and engrave into the world's memory the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people." "For the dead and the living we must bear witness. That is why we are here today, to remember and to bear witness, to make sure that humanity never, ever forgets." "The Nazis massacred 6 million Jews. Two out of every three Jews in Europe were murdered in the genocide....Yet even today, there are those who want to forget the past. Worse still, there are even those filled with such hate, total hate, that they want to erase the Holocaust from history. Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil." "We've seen anti-Semitism on university campuses, in the public square and in threats against Jewish citizens. Even worse, it's been on display in the most sinister manner when terrorists attack Jewish communities, or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction. This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism." "Today, we remember the 6 million Jewish men, women and children whose lives and dreams were stolen from this Earth....We remember the hatred and evil that sought to extinguish human life, dignity and freedom....Today we mourn, we remember, we pray and we pledge: Never again."

2017-04-27 00:00:00

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