Jan 27, 2017 (WASHINGTON) It is Holocaust Remembrance day. While not only Jews died during the Holocaust, 0ne third of the Jewish European population died during the Holocaust. Out of those six million, one and a half were children. Previous presidents have mentioned both jews and the role of antisemitism in that humanitarian disaster. However, the statement from President Donald Trump left all this out.
To do so, not only breaks with precedent but in the context of the present it is troublesome.
We are posting the statement in full.
Office of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseJanuary 27, 2017
Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
“It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.
“Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest. As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.
“In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.”