International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

This week we mark the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp at Auschwitz and International Holocaust Memorial Day.  It is important that we reflect on the past and on the murder and torture of millions of Jews at the hands of the fascist Nazi regime, as well as the individuals who survived this brutality. This year’s theme for International Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us, “Don’t Stand By,” as we each have a responsibility to stand up against discrimination and attacks on religious freedom.  I am very concerned about the rise of anti-Semitic sentiments, especially in Europe. I urge Pennsylvanians to join me in taking a moment to reflect and to work together to ensure the horrors of the Holocaust are never repeated.