SWC Reiterates Call to Update Friday's Presidential Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 29, 2017

The Simon Wiesenthal Center reiterates its call for Friday's Presidential statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day to be updated to specifically mention the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazis.

"Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi hunter, who lost 89 member of his family in the Nazi Holocaust, often spoke about non-Jewish victims of the Nazis but always emphasized the horrific truth that; “...It was against Jews and the Jews alone that the genocidal Final Solution was unleashed by the Nazis during the WWII Holocaust." That tragic fact should be reflected in the White House statement on International Holocaust Memorial Day.

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