RECOGNIZING HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 72
(House of Representatives - May 02, 2019)

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                 RECOGNIZING HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

  (Mr. LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, I rise to join our friends in Israel and in 
the Jewish communities around the world in recognizing Israel's 
Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  President Trump took the unprecedented step of proclaiming this week 
Holocaust Remembrance Week, and solidarity is one of our strongest 
allies in the entire Jewish community.
  With the recent rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric amongst some, even in 
this House, it is important that we remember just how horrific and 
dangerous these ideas truly are.
  More than 6 million Jewish people died at the hands of the Nazis 
during the Holocaust. Many who survived will never be able to escape 
the horrors of their experience. They emerged into a world that has 
changed them forever.
  But the world has changed since then, too. No longer is that sort of 
hatred and bigotry to be accepted, and that is what we must affirm on 
this National Day of Prayer, via prayer, via our actions, for Jewish 
people as well

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as Christians being massacred around the world.
  I thank the President for once again reaffirming America's commitment 
to supporting Israel and the Jewish people. This week, today, and 
always, we are with you.

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