Mr. Speaker, on Monday, Israelis commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day. Carrying out what they called their ‘‘final solution’’ to the ‘‘Jewish problem,’’ the Nazis gassed millions of Jews at Auschwitz, and then collected their corpses like waste to be burned in the camp.
Mr. Speaker, this happened just 72 years ago, though many seem to forget. From the ashes of Auschwitz the Jewish people returned to their ancient homeland and established the sole democracy in the Middle East.
Unfortunately, the Jewish people of Israel are again targets of elimination. Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and a growing list of others have openly called to ‘‘eliminate’’ the Jewish state and ‘‘wipe it off the map.’’
We must honor the memories of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis by vowing that Jews will never again stand alone before those seeking their extermination. The American people stand with Israel and with Jews everywhere remembering those that perished. We remember. And we vow: never again.
And that’s just the way it is.