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Trump's Official Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Doesn't Mention Jews

632849124-holocaust-survivor-josiane-traum-lights-a-memorial Trump's Official Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Doesn't Mention Jews
Theresa Hayes | 29 January, 2017, 18:10

It does not mention Jews, the Jewish people, anti-Semitism, or the fact that six million Jews were slaughtered by Hitler and the Nazis during the Holocaust.

"Despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered", a spokeswoman for the administration, Hope Hicks, told CNN.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a memorial day on January 27 commemorating the victims of the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people.

"It's outrageous that people are using Holocaust Remembrance Day for partisan reasons or to try and settle scores", Brown said in a statement.

Greenblatt added that the omission was "puzzling and troubling" and that the statement included no mention of Jews, as Republican and Democratic presidents have done in the past. "It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror", Trump's statement begins.

In his first statement about the Holocaust as president, Donald Trump vowed to make "love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world" and made no mention of Jews.

"As we honour the victims of the Holocaust, we must also acknowledge the need to prevent the recurrence of anti-Semitism and all forms of racial and religious hatred and discrimination today", the United Nations rights chief stated.

We can never remain silent or indifferent when human beings are suffering.

Of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust, about half had been living in Poland. It is important that we keep their stories alive and educate ourselves about the Holocaust and the evil that fueled the attempt to exterminate the Jewish people, among countless others. "Time is also what we lack in our mission of making successive generations aware of the dangers of populism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and various national exoticisms", said Dr. Piotr CywiƄski, Director of the Auschwitz Museum. "In this regard, the Holy See attaches great importance and actively operates in the field of education, especially in schools, to counter both anti-Semitism in general and Holocaust denial in particular", the priest stated.