National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, 2020, 5295-5296 [2020-01814]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2020 / Presidential Documents 5295 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9981 of January 24, 2020 National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we remember the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and pay tribute to the American soldiers and other Allied Forces who fought tirelessly to defeat the Nazi regime. We also recommit ourselves to the fight against anti-Semitism and to the two words that cannot be repeated often enough: Never Again. Driven by virulent hatred and unspeakable cruelty, the Nazis implemented a systematic and methodical plan to exterminate the Jewish people and others they deemed undesirable. Two out of three Jews in Europe and millions of other people were murdered. They were sent to ghettos, concentration camps, and death camps where they were persecuted, imprisoned, starved, tortured, and executed. It is simply unthinkable that such barbarity occurred just 75 years ago. The courageous survivors of the Holocaust continuously relive the nightmares of their experience. But they have persevered to bear witness so that all of us today and in the future never forget the Nazis’ unconscionable attempt to destroy the Jewish people. Their undaunted spirit compels us to ensure that their stories live on. Those who are filled with hate must never succeed in their efforts to minimize, deny, or erase the Holocaust from our memories or our history books. We have a fundamental and collective duty to ensure that each new generation knows the truth. The lessons of the Holocaust must forever be engrained in the consciousness of humanity so that we can fulfill our solemn and sacred promise that such evil and hatred will never again come to power. In the ultimate act of defiance, the Jewish people rose up from the ashes of the Holocaust to found and build the modern State of Israel. As I have said in the past, the State of Israel is an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people. To those who will seek the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people, we say: Never Again. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with FR_PRESDOCS1 Today, we honor the memory of those who were killed in the Holocaust. We cherish the survivors who ensured the perpetuation of the Jewish people. And we offer a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid to our brave soldiers who sacrificed everything for freedom. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 27, 2020, as a National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. On this day, I call upon all Americans to observe this day with programs, ceremonies, prayers, and commemorations to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution and also acknowledge the sacrifices of those men and women who helped liberate the victims of this atrocity. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Jan 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29JAD1.SGM 29JAD1 5296 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2020 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2020–01814 Filed 1–28–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Jan 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29JAD1.SGM 29JAD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with FR_PRESDOCS1 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 19 (Wednesday, January 29, 2020)]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9981 of January 24, 2020

                
National Day of Remembrance of the 75th 
                Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, 
                we remember the 6 million Jews who perished in the 
                Holocaust and pay tribute to the American soldiers and 
                other Allied Forces who fought tirelessly to defeat the 
                Nazi regime. We also recommit ourselves to the fight 
                against anti-Semitism and to the two words that cannot 
                be repeated often enough: Never Again.

                Driven by virulent hatred and unspeakable cruelty, the 
                Nazis implemented a systematic and methodical plan to 
                exterminate the Jewish people and others they deemed 
                undesirable. Two out of three Jews in Europe and 
                millions of other people were murdered. They were sent 
                to ghettos, concentration camps, and death camps where 
                they were persecuted, imprisoned, starved, tortured, 
                and executed. It is simply unthinkable that such 
                barbarity occurred just 75 years ago.

                The courageous survivors of the Holocaust continuously 
                relive the nightmares of their experience. But they 
                have persevered to bear witness so that all of us today 
                and in the future never forget the Nazis' 
                unconscionable attempt to destroy the Jewish people. 
                Their undaunted spirit compels us to ensure that their 
                stories live on. Those who are filled with hate must 
                never succeed in their efforts to minimize, deny, or 
                erase the Holocaust from our memories or our history 
                books. We have a fundamental and collective duty to 
                ensure that each new generation knows the truth. The 
                lessons of the Holocaust must forever be engrained in 
                the consciousness of humanity so that we can fulfill 
                our solemn and sacred promise that such evil and hatred 
                will never again come to power.

                In the ultimate act of defiance, the Jewish people rose 
                up from the ashes of the Holocaust to found and build 
                the modern State of Israel. As I have said in the past, 
                the State of Israel is an eternal monument to the 
                undying strength of the Jewish people. To those who 
                will seek the destruction of Israel and the Jewish 
                people, we say: Never Again.

                Today, we honor the memory of those who were killed in 
                the Holocaust. We cherish the survivors who ensured the 
                perpetuation of the Jewish people. And we offer a debt 
                of gratitude that can never be repaid to our brave 
                soldiers who sacrificed everything for freedom.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim January 27, 2020, as 
                a National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary 
                of the Liberation of Auschwitz. On this day, I call 
                upon all Americans to observe this day with programs, 
                ceremonies, prayers, and commemorations to honor the 
                memory of the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi 
                persecution and also acknowledge the sacrifices of 
                those men and women who helped liberate the victims of 
                this atrocity.

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

[FR Doc. 2020-01814
Filed 1-28-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P