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Statement from Engel:
“It has been 67 years since the first death camps were discovered by Allied troops, and the inhuman atrocities committed by the Nazis laid bare for the world to see. Today marks Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah – and while it is good to set aside a day to reflect upon the evils of man and the incredible loss of life, this is something that should be remembered each and every day. Only then will we have a future where another Holocaust never comes to be.
“On this day, we can also remind the world that the Holocaust happened, something denied to this day by the rogue Iranian government and some other world leaders. It reminds us that only a strong and secure State of Israel can stand tall against the forces seeking to carry out what the Nazis began decades ago. We must also remember the bravery of the men and women who endured the Holocaust, those who risked their lives to prevent others from suffering the fate of six million Jews, and soldiers who fought bravely to finally bring an end to the suffering. In the face of pure evil, the good of humanity was also revealed.
“I urge all Americans, and all of the people of the world, to reflect on Yom HaShoah on what took place during World War II, to remember the other genocides which have taken place through the course of history, and to stand strong to prevent another one from happening in the decades to come.”
Rep. Engel is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.