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Obama Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Location: Washington, DC

Obama Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

U.S. Senator Barack Obama today released the following statement marking Holocaust Remembrance Day:

"Today in Israel, as on every Holocaust Remembrance Day, a siren sounded and the nation came to a halt in memory of the six million Jews murdered at the hands of the Nazis."

"As those terrible events recede in history, and the generation of survivors ages, the burden on all of us to keep the torch of memory lit grows with each passing year."

"The importance of this responsibility is, sadly, not far removed from today's headlines, with heads of state who deny the Holocaust and a genocide that continues to this day."

"Let us resolve that we will never permit the memory of the victims to be extinguished, nor the crimes that took their lives denied. And let us resolve that we will not permit the repetition of these terrible acts. The honor we can bring to the fallen is to act in their name to save lives at risk today in Darfur. In this way, their memories will be a blessing."

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