San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins at sundown on Sunday, April 7th:
“On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we pause to reflect and to remember, to pay tribute to the millions silenced forever and to mourn the men, women, and children brutally murdered for who they were and what they believed. We recall the names and the stories of the six million and take heed of the lesson to never forget, to never stay silent, to never stand idly by in the face of bigotry and injustice.
“As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, this day is a reminder of all who had the courage to fight back; who refused to allow the inhumanity of the Nazis to deprive them of their own humanity. It is a reminder of the defiant spirit of the survivors, whose strength and perseverance still inspire us today. It is a reminder of the righteous among the nations who risked their own lives to protect the lives of their neighbors.
“The message of Holocaust Remembrance Day is not limited to the memory of a tragic past; it is a plea to action in the present and future: to advance the cause of peace; to secure freedom for all faiths; to pursue justice, preserve equality, and uphold the promise of the common good. Answering this call will be the true measure of our commitment to remember; it will ensure that the lives and legacy of the victims will continue to be a blessing for us all.”