President Barack Obama today pledged to combat Holocaust denial in a message marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In his message, Obama said the United States would “pledge to speak truth to those who deny the Holocaust.”
“As we celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors, we pledge to stand strong against all those who would commit atrocities, against the resurgence of anti-Semitism, and against hatred in all its forms,” he said.
Today marked the seventh International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly to annually honor the six million Jewish men, women and children that were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust.
Jan. 27 holds historical significance because it was the day in 1945 when the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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