WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which starts at sundown on April 27, 2022.
“Each year the world gathers to honor the lives of those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust. We use this day to reflect and remember the genocide of six million Jewish People by Hitler and the Nazis as we recommit to the pledge of ‘Never Again.’
“Now more than ever, we must apply the lessons from the past as we witness the horrors inflicted on civilians in Ukraine. We have seen multiple mass grave sites of civilians who were brutally murdered by Russian invaders. Many cannot believe that in the 21st century, we are facing these horrors again. I am committed to ensuring that the United States will provide Ukraine with the resources and support they need to help them protect their sovereignty.
“Yom HaShoah serves as a cautionary reminder that we have a moral obligation to take action and to take a stand against atrocities wherever they arise. May the memories of the victims of the Holocaust be a blessing.”