Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018, 16183-16184 [2018-08038]

Download as PDF 16183 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 73 Monday, April 16, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9724 of April 11, 2018 The President Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during this week of remembrance, we reflect on one of the darkest periods in the history of the world and honor the victims of Nazi persecution. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when the imprisoned Polish Jews mounted a courageous and extraordinary act of armed resistance against their Nazi guards. The Holocaust, known in Hebrew as ‘‘Shoah,’’ was the culmination of the Nazi regime’s ‘‘Final Solution to the Jewish Question,’’ an attempt to eradicate the Jewish population in Europe. Although spearheaded by one individual, this undertaking could not have happened without the participation of many others who recruited, persuaded, and coerced in their efforts to incite the worst of human nature and carry out the ugliest of depravity. The abject brutality of the Nazi regime, coupled with the failure of Western leaders to confront the Nazis early on, created an environment that encouraged and enflamed anti-Semitic sentiment and drove people to engage in depraved, dehumanizing conduct. By the end, the Nazis and their conspirators had murdered 6 million men, women, and children, simply because they were Jews. They also persecuted and murdered millions of other Europeans, including Roma and Sinti Gypsies, persons with mental and physical disabilities, Slavs and other minorities, Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, gays, and political dissidents. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOCS Let us continue to come together to remember all the innocent lives lost in the Holocaust, pay tribute to those intrepid individuals who resisted the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto, and recall those selfless heroes who risked their lives in order to help or save those of their persecuted neighbors. Their bravery inspires us to embrace all that is good about hope and resilience; their altruism reminds us of the importance of maintaining peace and unity, and of our civic duty never to remain silent or indifferent in the face of evil. We have a responsibility to convey the lessons of the Holocaust to future generations, and together as Americans, we have a moral obligation to combat antisemitism, confront hate, and prevent genocide. We must ensure that the history of the Holocaust remains forever relevant and that no people suffer these tragedies ever again. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby ask the people of the United States to observe the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, April 12 through April 19, 2018, and the solemn anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camps, with appropriate study, prayers and commemoration, and to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution by internalizing the lessons of this atrocity so that it is never repeated. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Apr 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16APD0.SGM 16APD0 16184 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–08038 Filed 4–13–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Apr 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16APD0.SGM 16APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 73 (Monday, April 16, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 16183-16184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08038]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9724 of April 11, 2018

                
Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 
                2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and 
                during this week of remembrance, we reflect on one of 
                the darkest periods in the history of the world and 
                honor the victims of Nazi persecution. This year marks 
                the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 
                when the imprisoned Polish Jews mounted a courageous 
                and extraordinary act of armed resistance against their 
                Nazi guards.

                The Holocaust, known in Hebrew as ``Shoah,'' was the 
                culmination of the Nazi regime's ``Final Solution to 
                the Jewish Question,'' an attempt to eradicate the 
                Jewish population in Europe. Although spearheaded by 
                one individual, this undertaking could not have 
                happened without the participation of many others who 
                recruited, persuaded, and coerced in their efforts to 
                incite the worst of human nature and carry out the 
                ugliest of depravity. The abject brutality of the Nazi 
                regime, coupled with the failure of Western leaders to 
                confront the Nazis early on, created an environment 
                that encouraged and enflamed anti-Semitic sentiment and 
                drove people to engage in depraved, dehumanizing 
                conduct.

                By the end, the Nazis and their conspirators had 
                murdered 6 million men, women, and children, simply 
                because they were Jews. They also persecuted and 
                murdered millions of other Europeans, including Roma 
                and Sinti Gypsies, persons with mental and physical 
                disabilities, Slavs and other minorities, Christians, 
                Jehovah's Witnesses, gays, and political dissidents.

                Let us continue to come together to remember all the 
                innocent lives lost in the Holocaust, pay tribute to 
                those intrepid individuals who resisted the Nazis in 
                the Warsaw Ghetto, and recall those selfless heroes who 
                risked their lives in order to help or save those of 
                their persecuted neighbors. Their bravery inspires us 
                to embrace all that is good about hope and resilience; 
                their altruism reminds us of the importance of 
                maintaining peace and unity, and of our civic duty 
                never to remain silent or indifferent in the face of 
                evil. We have a responsibility to convey the lessons of 
                the Holocaust to future generations, and together as 
                Americans, we have a moral obligation to combat 
                antisemitism, confront hate, and prevent genocide. We 
                must ensure that the history of the Holocaust remains 
                forever relevant and that no people suffer these 
                tragedies ever again.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby ask the people of 
                the United States to observe the Days of Remembrance of 
                Victims of the Holocaust, April 12 through April 19, 
                2018, and the solemn anniversary of the liberation of 
                Nazi death camps, with appropriate study, prayers and 
                commemoration, and to honor the memory of the victims 
                of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution by internalizing 
                the lessons of this atrocity so that it is never 
                repeated.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eleventh day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2018-08038
Filed 4-13-18; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P