U.S. Senator Menendez: Today, as we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we stand together in remembering the Nazi-perpetrated genocide and murder of more than six million Jews. On this day of remembrance, we also mark the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, one of the largest extermination camps.
To mark this solemn and historic anniversary, I wanted to share with you my remarks today on the Floor of the United States Senate:
As we remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust, let us be very clear as we look around the world today – the struggle is not over.
In the wake of the recent carnage in Paris by violent extremists, we recommit ourselves in words and deeds to rally the world’s collective conscience, and to speak out against evil wherever it exists. We must transform the lessons we have learned into concrete acts to prevent history from repeating itself. Now is the time to renew the vow: ‘never again’ with even greater resolve.”