Wasserman Schultz on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Washington, DC, April 24, 2017 | comments
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah, we honor the memory of the six million Jews and other political, religious, and social minorities who were murdered in the worst genocide in human history. We take this moment to not only pledge to never let their memory fade, but solemnly rededicate ourselves to never allowing something so evil and heinous to occur again.On this day, we also honor the survivors and those who fought against this unspeakable, malevolent mass crime. As a Jew, policymaker and elected representative of one of the largest survivor populations in the United States, I have strived to dedicate myself to providing Holocaust survivors with the financial and social services that they need to live in dignity.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah, we honor the memory of the six million Jews and other political, religious, and social minorities who were murdered in the worst genocide in human history. We take this moment to not only pledge to never let their memory fade, but solemnly rededicate ourselves to never allowing something so evil and heinous to occur again.

On this day, we also honor the survivors and those who fought against this unspeakable, malevolent mass crime.  As a Jew, policymaker and elected representative of one of the largest survivor populations in the United States, I have strived to dedicate myself to providing Holocaust survivors with the financial and social services that they need to live in dignity.

As this last generation of Holocaust survivors pass from this world, our moral responsibility to keep their memories alive becomes more sacred and essential. The resurgence of anti-Semitism, and bigotry toward religious and ethnic minorities makes that mission more urgent and vital than ever.

I believe one of the most crucial ways we can honor the lives we lost, and those valiant survivors still with us, is to unite and ensure that nothing resembling these horrific atrocities ever happens again. That sacred promise of ‘Never Again’ is something that must motivate us this day and every day as we confront hatred and violence, and protect the weak and persecuted. 

May the memory of the holy be for a blessing. ZK"L."

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Contact: David Damron at David.Damron@mail.house.gov or 202-906-0542

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