Obama joins people in US, Israel in commemorating Holocaust

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 28, 2011 00:57

US President Barack Obama on Thursday joined a list of other world leaders in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

"I join people here at home, in Israel, and around the world in commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as we mark one of the darkest, most destructive periods in human history," he said.

"To remember is a choice, and today we remember the innocent victims of the Nazis’ murderous hate – six million Jews and millions of other people. We are reminded to remain ever-vigilant against the possibility of genocide, and to ensure that ‘Never Again’ is not just a phrase but a principled cause. And we resolve to stand up against prejudice, stereotyping, and violence – including the scourge of anti-Semitism – around the globe," Obama continued.


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