DeSantis honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

by | Jan 27, 2020

 

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, those across the world remember the millions of innocent souls who perished as a result of the horrific crimes perpetrated by the Nazi regime.

This year’s annual observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is particularly special, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the most notorious in a system of death and concentration camps operated by Nazi Germany across occupied Europe. It is estimated that some 1.3 million people were deported to the camp between 1940 and 1945.

On Monday, DeSantis honored the millions of innocent people who were murdered at the hands of pure evil, reaffirming a steadfast commitment to confronting the vile poison of anti-Semitism at all costs.

“On International #HolocaustRemembranceDay, we remember and honor the memory of the 6 million Jews whose lives were horrifically taken. Today and every day, we stand in solidarity with our Jewish communities in Florida and around the world,” DeSantis tweeted on Monday.

In May of 2019, DeSantis traveled to Israel to visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. While there, the governor participated in a wreath laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance to honor the memory of the Jewish people who perished during the Holocaust.

“It was a profound honor to participate in today’s wreath laying ceremony at Yad Vashem,” DeSantis said last year during his visit. “These grounds are a harrowing reminder of the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust and all who were lost in those dark days. It is critical we honor and remember the victims and work to ensure such crimes are never again repeated.”

 

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