Wasserman Schultz Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Washington, DC, January 27, 2017 | comments
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we come together as a global community to remember the six million Jews and millions of other innocent people, who perished at the hands of the Nazis. We mourn those who lost their lives during one of history's darkest moments and recommit ourselves to upholding the principle of "Never Again."
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we come together as a global community to remember the six million Jews and millions of other innocent people, who perished at the hands of the Nazis. We mourn those who lost their lives during one of history’s darkest moments and recommit ourselves to upholding the principle of “Never Again.”

“And as we mourn these innocent lives lost, we also honor the survivors, and those righteous among the nations who courageously fought against this genocide. We must constantly strive to honor their legacies through our words and actions. It is no coincidence that today also marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. It serves as a reminder that in the face of cruelty and suffering, we must always be the liberators and not the bystanders; we must courageously ask questions instead of thoughtlessly taking orders; and we must defend those who are defenseless, instead of feebly accepting the status quo.”

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Contact:

David Damron, David.Damron@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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