U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed this year on April 8th:
"This year, as we pause on Yom HaShoah to remember the more than six million victims of the Holocaust, we are especially mindful of the 70th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising -- the largest act of resistance that was taken by Jews living under Nazi occupation during World War II. Although our hearts are filled with grief as we remember the lives lost, it is also a moment to reaffirm our commitment to work towards ending violence, hatred, and prejudice wherever they exist and commit to promoting tolerance and understanding wherever they are lacking."
"Most importantly, we reaffirm our promise today -- and for every day to come -- that we will never forget the six million lives lost, and remain vigilant that the world will never again remain silent in the face of such horror and suffering."