President Obama and the American Jewish Community

Statements on International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

On Friday, January 27th, the United States joined the world community in commemorating the tragedies of the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Below are statements marking this day of remembrance from President Barack Obama and other administration officials.

Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“Together with the State of Israel, and all our friends around the world, we dedicate ourselves to giving meaning to those powerful words: “Never Forget. Never Again.”

Read the full text of President Obama’s statement here


Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN

“On this day of limitless grief, we honor those who suffered and died and keep faith with all who are tormented by demagogues and killers.”

Read the full text of Ambassador Susan Rice’s statement here


Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN

“There are actually some, incredible as it always seems, who would deny that this Holocaust took place, or seek to minimize it as simply another episode in the long story of mankind’s crimes. But evidence matters. There is more than enough of it. And it lasts. We will fight denial for as long as it takes.”

Read the full text of Ambassador DiCarlo’s remarks here


Jarrod Bernstein is the Director of Jewish Outreach in the Office of Public Engagement.

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