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Trump pays tribute to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Our nation is indebted to the Holocaust survivors"



President Donald Trump honored the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, which is Saturday, with a long message in which he paid tribute, in part, to the six million Jews killed by the Nazis, saying that "our nation is in debt to the survivors of the Holocaust. "

The White House released the "Presidential Message on the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance" on Friday.

"Tomorrow marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp and death in Nazi-occupied Poland," reads the message. "We take this opportunity to remember the systematic persecution of the Nazis and the brutal murder of six million Jews." In their death camps and under their inhuman regime, the Nazis also enslaved and murdered millions of Slavs, Roma, gays, people with disabilities, priests and religious leaders, and others who courageously opposed their brutal regime. "

  PHOTO: First Lady Melania Trump accompanies President Donald Trump while greeting Holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. AP Photo / Evan Vucci
First Lady Melania Trump accompanies President Donald Trump as he greets Holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The president's message continues: "Our nation is indebted to the survivors of the Holocaust, despite the trauma they bear with them, they continue to educate us by sharing their experiences, strength, wisdom and generosity of spirit to promote respect for human rights. It is slowly diminishing, its stories remain with us, giving us the strength to fight intolerance, including anti-Semitism and all of more forms of intolerance and discrimination. "

Trump adds: "As I said:" We will suppress prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will make witnesses and we will act & # 39; ".

Concludes: "On the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, we recognize this dark spot in human history and promise that we will never do it again."

First Lady Melania Trump visited the Holocaust Museum in the United States in Washington on Thursday.

  PHOTO: First Lady Melania Trump at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum UU In Washington on January 25, 2018. Twitter / FLOTUS
First Lady Melania Trump at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on January 25. 2018.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were destroyed by the horrors of the Holocaust," he said in a statement. "My heart is with you and we remember it."

  PHOTO: First Lady Melania Trump at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum UU In Washington on January 25, 2018. Twitter / FLOTUS
First Lady Melania Trump at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on January 25. 2018.

The first lady then tweeted that the visit was "a powerful and moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us about the tragedies and effects of the holocaust."

The first daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is Jewish, tweeted: "I will never forget those flames that consumed my faith forever." Elie Wiesel, Night #NeverForget #HolocaustRemembranceDay ".

Earlier this week, while in Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu.

  Mike Pence The Associated Press
Mike Pence

Lawmakers took to Twitter and posted photos of themselves with posters saying "We remember."

CZECH REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, D-FLA.

  PHOTO: Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

CZECH REP. STENY HOYER, D-MARYLAND

  PHOTO: Representative Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland

THE NEW YORK STATE LAWYER ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN

  PHOTO: New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
New York State Attorney General York Eric T. Schneiderman

CZECH REP. NITA LOWEY, D-N.Y.

  PHOTO: Representative Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.
Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.

SENATOR OF STATE JULIAN CYR, D-MASS.

  PHOTO: State Senator Julian Cyr, D-Mass.
State Senator Julian Cyr, D-Mass.

BOSTON MAYOR MARTY WALSH

  PHOTO: Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh
Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh

CZECH REP. STATE. DAVID P. LINSKY, D-MASS.

  PHOTO: State Representative David P. Linsky, D-Mass.
Rep. State David P. Linsky, D-Mass.

CZECH REP. TED DEUTCH, D-FLA.

  PHOTO: Representative Ted Deutch, D-Fla.
Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla.

SENATOR OF STATE ERIC LESSER, D-MASS.

  PHOTO: State Senator Eric Lesser, D-Mass.
State Senator Eric Lesser, D-Mass.

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