January 27, 2019

Castro Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a  member of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Education and Labor Committees, and a member of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, today released the following statement in observation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“Each year on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are reminded of the horrors committed by the Nazi regime and their collaborators that took the lives of more than six million Jews and hundreds of thousands of others. The Holocaust remains a dark stain on the world’s history and only the wise continue to tell their stories and listen to its lessons.

“Within the last year, we’ve seen Jews brutally murdered during Shabbat prayer in Pittsburgh, a GOP Representative spewing white supremacist ideology from the halls of Congress, and cars being tagged with threatening KKK messages—among several other incidents of hate. We must unite in combating extremism whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head and understand that hateful rhetoric impacts and endangers daily lives by empowering others to do the same. Hate knows no geographical boundary, and we have a shared responsibility across all cultures, ethnicities, and religions to ensure never again remains a modern reality.”

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