Shalom Life | April 22, 2015

Obama Forcefully Condemns anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day

The U.S. President presented a message to the world Thursday, saying "together, we must stand against bigotry and hatred in all their forms"

By: Sy Berg

Published: April 16th, 2015 in News » World

Obama Forcefully Condemns anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Photo: Obama lays a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem

Credit: Reuters


U.S. President Barack Obama presented a strong message on Thursday in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, urging us to stand together against bigotry and hatred.

"Today, with heavy hearts, we remember the six million Jews and the millions of other victims of Nazi brutality who were murdered during the Holocaust," Obama said in a written statement.

“It is incumbent upon us to make real those timeless words, 'Never forget. Never again,'" the President wrote. "Yet, even as we recognize that mankind is capable of unspeakable acts of evil, we also draw strength from the survivors, the liberators, and the righteous among nations who represented humanity at its best."

“With their example to guide us, together we must firmly and forcefully condemn the anti-Semitism that is still far too common today," he continued. "Together we must stand against bigotry and hatred in all their forms. And together, we can leave our children a world that is more just, more free, and more secure for all humankind."

The speech came as Israelis across the country stopped still for two full minutes as a siren wailed throughout the country, in memory of the 6 million Jews who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.

Never again.

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