Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Today the White House made no mention of Jews, Judaism or antisemitism in their commemorative statement, which read:
It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest. As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.
In 1939, the U.S. turned away a boat carrying 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. When they returned to Europe, 234 died in the Holocaust.
The Nazi Paper "The Criminal Jew" published photos of Jewish people they claimed had committed crimes.
He has also said he would consider a Muslim Registry.