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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Holocaust Remembrance Day

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“Each year on Yom Hashoah, we are called on to do something that sounds simple: to remember. But it’s much more than mere recollection; it’s a moral charge to ensure the unconscionable inhumanity of the Holocaust never, never fades from memory.

“Two months ago, I led my first congressional delegation as Majority Leader. I took a group of eight senators to the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany and to Yad Vashem in Israel. At Dachau we solemnly walked through the gas chamber and crematoria where thousands of souls were murdered. At Yad Vashem, I laid a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance in memory of the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. At both stops we reaffirmed our commitment to never again let such despicable evil occur.

“We owe it to the survivors, their families, and to the whole world to continue bearing witness to the horrors of the Holocaust, to fight antisemitism and bigotry wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head, and to repeat our conviction and our prayer: never again.”