Thursday, April 23, 2009

Obama Pays Tribute to Holocaust Victims

President Barack Obama paid tribute Thursday to the memory of Jews murdered in the Holocaust and said it is the duty of the living all over the world to make certain there will be no more atrocities.
Speaking at a Holocaust Days of Remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, Obama warned against what he called the dangers of silence. Every day, he said, people should fight the impulse to turn away when scenes of horror unfold across the world. He called for people to embrace a "habit of empathy."
"We know," the president said, "that evil has to run its course on earth."
About 6 million Jews were systematically murdered by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Many were gassed in death camps while others were killed en masse in other ways, including shooting and starvation. Read more at the AP

I'll post video if it comes available.