Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“As we convene, I call the Senate’s attention to today’s commemoration of the Holocaust, the systematic genocide of 6 million Jews and countless others carried out by Adolf Hitler and his minions. Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a reminder that we must continue to fight against genocide, racism, hatred, and violence. Yet, with Holocaust Remembrance Day also comes the hope provided us by the survivors. I think of my friend, the late Congressman Tom Lantos – a Hungarian Jew and survivor of the Holocaust. He once said: ‘I like to work hard to make this a better country, to provide a just government for our people and make sure we have learned from the past.’ Tom’s statement should apply to all of us.
“Today we remember those who were lost, honor those who survived, and share our grief with the families who suffered the tragedy inflicted by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. Let us also remember the words of Congressman Lantos, who in spite of all he suffered had hope and faith that we would work to stop genocide in the future.”