President Bush commemorated the Holocaust by condemning “the resurgence of anti-Semitism.”
Bush marked the International Day of Commemoration in memory of Victoms of the Holocaust set by the United Nations three years ago and timed for the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945.
“I was deeply moved by my recent visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum,” Bush said in his statement Sunday, referring to the culmination of his visit to Israel earlier this month. “Sixty-three years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we must continue to educate ourselves about the lessons of the Holocaust and honor those whose lives were taken as a result of a totalitarian ideology that embraced a national policy of violent hatred, bigotry and extermination.”
He added, “We must continue to condemn the resurgence of anti-Semitism, that same virulent intolerance that led to the Holocaust, and we must combat bigotry and hatred in all forms, in America and abroad. Today provides a sobering reminder that evil exists and a call that when we find evil, we must resist it.”