2012-04-27 / Top Stories

Turner Remembers The Holocaust

Congressman Bob Turner released the following statement highlighting the importance of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the dangers of Iran’s public statements of intent to annihilate the Jewish people and state.

“Yesterday, my colleagues and I came together to honor the memory of the 6 million innocent Jews whose lives were cut tragically short by hatred. Adolf Hitler and members of the Nazi Party made their intentions of a Jewish genocide widely known. Their threats were dismissed as rhetoric, and many believed they had little power to make the threats of ethnic cleansing a reality. Earlier this week, at Yad Vashem, The Israeli National Holocaust Museum, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reminded the world of a similar threat being posed to the Jewish people today by Iran and its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad and his regime have made public their desire to wipe the Jewish people and state off the map. Prime Minister Netanyahu called on the world to see the parallels. There is an abundance of evidence confirming the plans of a man and a regime that habitually denies the Holocaust to annihilate the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The Iranians are hard at work trying to develop the tools to carry out their threats. We cannot sit idly by, unwilling to recognize the lessons of the past. We must stand shoulder-toshoulder with the Jewish people and the State of Israel and actively seek to uphold the credo ‘Never Again.’”

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