ROSEN STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement regarding International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the victims of Nazi persecution during World War II and raises awareness about the events of the Holocaust.
“On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we pause to remember the millions of Jewish lives and other innocents taken by the Nazi regime in what remains one of the darkest chapters in human history. Together, we recommit ourselves to stand strong against hate, bigotry, and anti-semitism in all its forms so that when we say ‘never again,’ it truly means never again for anyone.”
BACKGROUND: Last year, Congresswoman Rosen was the lead sponsor of an appropriations amendment to increase funding by $2 million for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program, which provides funding to organizations that help over 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the U.S., including the approximately 30,000 who live in poverty. Rosen is also a co-sponsor of the Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Education Assistance Act (H.R. 1474), which allows the Department of Education to work with nonprofits and private individuals to accept donations to a special fund to pay for Holocaust education programs.