Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2020, 22949-22950 [2020-08843]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Presidential Documents 22949 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10013 of April 17, 2020 Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation’s annual observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, calls on all Americans to pause and reflect on the horrific atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against minority groups and other ‘‘undesirables’’ in the years leading up to and during World War II. Among those murdered in the Holocaust were 6 million Jewish men, women, and children who became victims of the Third Reich’s unthinkably evil ‘‘Final Solution.’’ As this year’s Yom HaShoah commences, let us remember the millions of lives extinguished in the Holocaust, including those of Jewish, Polish, and Slavic ancestry, Roma and Sinti, individuals with mental and physical disabilities, gays, political dissidents, and dozens of other groups, and let us reaffirm our commitment to preserving and carrying forward their stories so that such repugnant acts of evil never occur again. This year’s observance is particularly meaningful as earlier in the year we observed the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps throughout Europe. We must never forget the abhorrent anti-Semitism, racial hatred, and discrimination stoked by the Nazi regime and its accomplices and enablers that sent countless people to ghettos, concentration camps, killing fields, and death camps—a monstrous system that resulted in the murder of two out of three Jews in Europe and the imprisonment and torture of millions more. Tragically, far too many Americans of Jewish faith still face persecution. That is why I issued an Executive Order in December of 2019 to further expand and strengthen my Administration’s ongoing efforts to combat racist and anti-Semitic discrimination. We must always condemn and confront all forms of racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice, discrimination, and hatred and strengthen the mutual bonds of respect that unite us all as Americans. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with FR_PRESDOCS3 During this time, as we mourn the millions of lives tragically lost during this dark stain on human history, we vow to ensure that future generations know the horrors of the Holocaust so that its crimes are never repeated. We also remember the powerful example that countless victims set through their remarkable determination, courage, and devotion. Together, let us resolve to build a society that always values the sanctity of every human life and the dignity of every faith. In doing so, we will make certain that freedom and liberty always triumph over evil and oppression. 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 19 through April 26, 2020, 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 remembering the lessons of this atrocity so that it is never repeated. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:25 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23APD3.SGM 23APD3 22950 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of April, 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. 2020–08843 Filed 4–22–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:25 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23APD3.SGM 23APD3 Trump.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with FR_PRESDOCS3 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10013 of April 17, 2020

                
Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 
                2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's annual observance of Yom HaShoah, 
                Holocaust Remembrance Day, calls on all Americans to 
                pause and reflect on the horrific atrocities committed 
                by the Nazi regime against minority groups and other 
                ``undesirables'' in the years leading up to and during 
                World War II. Among those murdered in the Holocaust 
                were 6 million Jewish men, women, and children who 
                became victims of the Third Reich's unthinkably evil 
                ``Final Solution.'' As this year's Yom HaShoah 
                commences, let us remember the millions of lives 
                extinguished in the Holocaust, including those of 
                Jewish, Polish, and Slavic ancestry, Roma and Sinti, 
                individuals with mental and physical disabilities, 
                gays, political dissidents, and dozens of other groups, 
                and let us reaffirm our commitment to preserving and 
                carrying forward their stories so that such repugnant 
                acts of evil never occur again.

                This year's observance is particularly meaningful as 
                earlier in the year we observed the 75th anniversary of 
                the liberation of Auschwitz and other Nazi 
                concentration camps throughout Europe. We must never 
                forget the abhorrent anti-Semitism, racial hatred, and 
                discrimination stoked by the Nazi regime and its 
                accomplices and enablers that sent countless people to 
                ghettos, concentration camps, killing fields, and death 
                camps--a monstrous system that resulted in the murder 
                of two out of three Jews in Europe and the imprisonment 
                and torture of millions more.

                Tragically, far too many Americans of Jewish faith 
                still face persecution. That is why I issued an 
                Executive Order in December of 2019 to further expand 
                and strengthen my Administration's ongoing efforts to 
                combat racist and anti-Semitic discrimination. We must 
                always condemn and confront all forms of racial, 
                religious, and ethnic prejudice, discrimination, and 
                hatred and strengthen the mutual bonds of respect that 
                unite us all as Americans.

                During this time, as we mourn the millions of lives 
                tragically lost during this dark stain on human 
                history, we vow to ensure that future generations know 
                the horrors of the Holocaust so that its crimes are 
                never repeated. We also remember the powerful example 
                that countless victims set through their remarkable 
                determination, courage, and devotion. Together, let us 
                resolve to build a society that always values the 
                sanctity of every human life and the dignity of every 
                faith. In doing so, we will make certain that freedom 
                and liberty always triumph over evil and oppression.

                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 19 through April 26, 
                2020, 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 remembering 
                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 
                seventeenth day of April, 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. 2020-08843
Filed 4-22-20; 11:15 am]
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