World bows head and tweets in memory of holocaust

The United Nations, world leaders, and noted celebrities reflected on the meaning of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on social media.

January 27, 2018 23:43
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Survivors attend a ceremony in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland January 27, 2016, to mark the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The United Nations started off the international Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday by stating “The Holocaust began with words – and in the era of the internet & social media the power of propaganda is more devastating than ever.”

US President Donald Trump said on his account that “we mourn and grieve the murder of 6 million innocent Jewish men, women and children, and the millions of others who perished in the evil Nazi Genocide.” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised “’’never again’ as we remember the millions of Jews….” US Vice President Mike Pence shared on Twitter how he and his wife Karen paid their respects “to honor the 6 million Jewish martyrs” at the Israel Holocaust museum Yad Veshem in Jerusalem on January 23 during a state visit to Israel. British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to "do everything in my power to ensure we never forget..."

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot who is widely known for playing the role of super heroine Wonder Woman warned that it is vital to honor those who were Holocaust victims and added her hope that “may we never forget.”

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